Sunday, March 27, 2011

Suwana’s Thai Orchid Restaurant in Asheville NC

Suwana’s Thai Orchid restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine with traditional cooking style, fresh ingredients and the unique background in Thai. Their head chef, Suwana Cry has been a Thai restauranteer and chef for years in many different areas. Now she brings the authentic Thai flavor to Asheville NC. They offer the complete menu for the guest, including Thai appetizer, soup, salad, Thai curries, entree, rice and noodle dishes and also a kid’s menu. Also they work with Valet Gourmet for delivery service for the guests who do not want to leave home.

Suwana’s Thai Orchid Restaurant
11 Broadway Avenue Asheville 28801 NC

***Also see their website for more information Suwana's Thai Orchid

Friday, March 25, 2011

Benefit for Japan at My Father's Light in Asheville

This Friday and Saturday My Father's Light will be donating 20% of all sales to Samaritan's Purse Ministries to help those misplaced in Japan.

My Father's Light is located on 133 Weaverville Highway Asheville 28804 NC.

Also see their Facebook page for more details.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Akira Satake from Japan at White Horse Black Mountain for benefit

In the picture above is the famous Mountain Fuji in Japan, which lies about 60 miles south-west of Tokyo. After 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11th, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck close to Mountain Fuji on last Tuesday (March 15th), likely will result in insured losses of about $500 million.

After the enormous earthquake in Japan, people all over the world tried to help Japanese people as much as they can. A Benefit Concert for the People of Japan will be held on Thursday March 31st at 7pm at White Horse Black Mountain in Western North Carolina.

To my knowledge this is the first local benefit being held for the victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.

The event is being organized by Akira Satake, an Osaka native currently residing in Swannanoa.

Akira is a master potter and world class musician. He has invited Tony Trischka and other musicians to join him for this special event.

Additional Details are at:

Akira can be reached at:

Chopsticks - how to use them

Do you love Asian food? Do you have hard time to use chopsticks when you try to pick up one piece of sushi or a piece of orange beef? Chopsticks (筷子, kuai zi, in Chinese) are the main eating utensil in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and other Asian countries and areas. Generally believed, chopsticks originated in ancient China as early as Shang dynasty (1766-1122 BCE). The earliest evidence of a pair of chopsticks was excavated from the Ruin of Yin near Anyang area in China, dated roughly 1200 BCE.

Chopsticks are most usually made of bamboo, wood or plastic, but also made of metal, bone and ivory. And there are also chopstick rests, tableware, which are used to keep chopstick tips off the table in Asian cuisine.

Here is a video to show you how to put those chopsticks to action. Please remember to bring your chopsticks and your patience, try hard and have fun, fun, fun!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Green Tea Sushi and Green Tea Fusion in Asheville NC

Green Tea Sushi came to West Asheville in 2004. “Be attentive to details” is their principle, and their staff is dedicated to the pursuit of guest satisfaction. As the name suggests, Green Tea Sushi more focus on sushi, special rolls and sashimi, but at the same time, they also offer some noodles and a hibachi entree for the guest.

Green Tea Fusion is their second location in South Asheville, which was opened in 2010 to serve more guests on the southside of town.

Green Tea Sushi
2 Regent Park Blvd  Asheville 28806 NC

Green Tea Fusion
1840 Hendersonville Road Suite 101 Asheville 28803 NC

***See their website Green Tea Sushi

Doc Chey’s Noodle House in downtown Asheville NC

Doc Chey’s Noodle House opened in 2002. They are located on Biltmore Avenue, right next to Double Decker Bus in downtown Asheville. “Peace Love Noodles” is their motto, and they focus on serving high quality food to their guests. Dinning there, you can enjoy hand-made spring rolls, dumplings, dim sum and asian style noodles etc. Besides the regular menu, they also offer dietary menus for the vegetarian.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House
37 Biltmore Avenue Asheville 28801 NC

***Also see their website Doc Chey's Noodle House

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mela Indian Restaurant in Asheville NC

Mela Indian Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Asheville. They blend imported spices with local ingredients to create authentic and diverse North and South Indian dishes. Also, they were voted Western North Carolina Favorite and Best Indian Restaurant for 2008. What’s more, they host a Salsa night in Asheville. People can join them for salsa lesson from 11pm to 2 am every Friday.

70 North Lexington Avenue Asheville 28801 NC

***Also see their website Mela Indian Restaurant

Asiana Grand Buffet in Asheville NC

Asiana Grand Buffet began their business in Asheville in 2001 and has grown ever since. They are well known for a large range of hand rolled sushi and nigri, and also a variety of South Asian dishes. In 2007, they were rewarded “Top 100 Chinese Buffet” in USA. In addition, their south Asheville location is the largest buffet in Western North Carolina with the widest selection of asian cuisine.

South Asheville location
1968 Hendersonville Road Asheville 28803 NC

West Asheville location
153 Smokey Park Highway Asheville 28806 NC

***See their website Asiana Grand Buffet

Zen Sushi and Kubo’s Downtown Hibachi Steakhouse in Asheville NC

Zen Sushi is a family-friendly Japanese restaurant in North Asheville, since 2003. From the menu, you have wide selection of sushi, sashimi, special rolls and asian style noodles. They are located on Merrimon Avenue, 2 miles from downtown Asheville and 2 blocks from UNCA.

Kubo’s Downtown Hibachi Steakhouse is the sister Japanese restaurant of Zen Sushi. Besides sushi, sashimi and special rolls, they also serve Hibachi for the guest. They are the member of Reward Network, and they also offer 10% off discount to the guest who attend to the Orange Peel or Diana Wortham Threater on the night of the show.

Zen Sushi
640 Merrimon Avenue Suite 205 Asheville 28804 NC

Kubo’s Downtown Hibachi Steakhouse
5 Biltmore Avenue Suite B Asheville 28801 NC

***Also see their websites Zen Sushi and Kubo's Hibachi Steakhouse

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pho Fusion Vietnamese Food in Asheville NC

Several months ago, Pho Fusion opened up for business in the Downtown Market on South French Broad St in downtown Asheville. They are located right down the street from the Federal Building. In the photo are a few of the dishes offered at this Vietnamese restaurant: Banh Mi, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, and Pho.

Sunday Closed
Monday-Thursday 11am-5pm
Friday, Saturday 11am-8pm

And catering is also available.

45 South French Broad Street
Asheville NC 28801

***See their Facebook Page

Kim's Oriental Food and Gifts in Asheville NC

Kim's Oriental Food has been a part of the Asheville community for years. When you went to the store, you have wide selection of Asian food. The four aisles consist of... 1. gifts and kitchen accessories. 2. soups, noodles, spices etc. 3. canned meat and fish etc. 4. frozen food section. They are located right behind Denny's, and across the street from Green Tea Sushi and Yoshida on Patton Avenue in West Asheville.

Kim's Oriental Food and Gifts
5 Regent Park Blvd #110
Asheville 28806 NC

***The Chinese character above means "Food"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Timeless Healing Traditional Acupuncture in Asheville

Gloria Wan-Hang Chan (B.A.(Hon),Lic.Ac.) is an acupuncture professor in Asheville, NC. Her business is based on the north side of town in the Woodfin community. This is a clinic at Healing Sensations.

You can contact Timeless Healing at 828-989-3270,, 201 Stone Ridge Blvd Asheville 28804. Also see

Donate to Red Cross, Help Tsunami victims in Japan please

The Tsunami was a disaster and many families all over the world, including Asheville, were affected. We could use all of the help we can get. Please donate to the Red Cross. Thank you.