CHINATOWN

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5: CHINATOWN

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Lucky Peach Issue 5 is all about Chinatown, and what happens when Chinese food leaves the motherland. Just east of LA, Tim & Eric‘s Tim Wareheim eats his way through the San Gabriel Valley; in New York, Gideon Lewis-Kraus seeks out the seedier side of Chinatown; in London, Fuchsia Dunlop hunts for Chinese food (the real stuff); and in San Francisco, Jonathan Kauffman wonders why Asian vegetables are so cheap. Plus, Harold McGee brews fresh rice wine with magical white balls and Dave Chang makes a case for why Chinese restaurant service is superior in basically every way. Also: why we love crab rangoon and hate walnut prawns, a short history of the soy/mustard/duck-sauce trifecta, a how-to on Chinese drinking games, and chow mein around the world.

Plus:

  • Heady talk from Anthony Bourdain
  • Martin Yan on the Martin Yan-ness of it all
  • Salvador Plascencia searches for carnitas won tons in Mexicali
  • A beginner’s guide to dim sum
  • Jill Greenberg photographs Alhambra
  • Recipes by Roy Choi, Danny Bowien, Naomi Duguid, and more
  • A fold-out scroll painting by Rachell Sumpter
  • SOLD OUT
    November 2012, 176 pages