Editor's Note

Well, the Christmas rush is over and now’s the time to relax and enjoy the rest of the summer. We love long lunches, easy dinners and meals that keep us cool on hot days. When it’s hot, kitchen time is best kept to a minimum and we’ve come up with some delicious ways to do just that with incredible cold noodle dishes from Taiwan, China, Vietnam and more. Check out our new Fast Feast story, which includes five dishes that come together in less than 30 minutes – perfect for weeknight meals.

Big news at this time of year is Lunar New Year – a festival that’s celebrated all over the world. We figured that made it the perfect time to highlight some of the incredible Chinatown communities that have proliferated around the globe. We’ve visited the more well-known places – like San Francisco and New York, but did you know Mumbai has its own ‘Chindian’ cuisine, or that there’s a bustling Koreatown in Los Angeles that spawned the culinary talents of Roy Choi and probably our current craze for Korean fried chicken?

Happy New Year and Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Alix Davis

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This dish is commonly eaten for dinner in Sri Lanka, where the egg may be substituted for meat, such as beef or chicken.