Originally from Danshui, Taiwan, Taiwanese American Peggy Shih of TK Kitchen initially held a corporate job in marketing. When the opportunity arose to take a three month sabbatical in New York to study English, she jumped at the chance – and those three short months have now become almost a decade.
TK Kitchen, located in St. Mark’s, is known for its variety of drinks and traditional, light Taiwanese fare, serving classics such as gua bao, braised pork rice, and stinky tofu. TAP-NY swung by to learn the inspiration behind this classic St. Mark’s establishment.
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Taiwanese American Stephanie Chou is a saxophonist, singer, and composer based in New York City, whose music combines classical and Chinese influences with jazz and pop harmonies and rhythms. Stephanie has performed her music across the world – from Taipei and Beijing to NYC and Italy – and seeks to produce “global music that is artistically challenging, bold and fearless, and which presents a unique musical perspective.”
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Ten years ago, Taiwanese American Yao Huang founded The Hatchery, a New-York based startup incubator, with the mission of fostering an environment in which innovation can thrive. Today, her firm partners with brands like Microsoft and Amazon to incubate innovative, early-stage companies. We sat down for a cup of coffee with her for this month’s TAP-NY Spotlight!
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For our inaugural entry of TAP-NY’s Spotlight series, we caught up with Eric Sze, founder of newly-opened contemporary Chinese noodle bar The Tang, and peppered him with questions over noodles and some cans of Apple Sidra. Continue reading “The Tang’s Founder Talks Noodles, Authenticity, and Home”