Slice of Life: Chatting with model and blogger Yi-Hua Tsai

Taiwanese model and blogger 蔡宜樺 Yi-Hua Tsai is best known for her work across ELLE, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and more.  As a Wilhelmina model, she was also notably chosen to be Vogue Taiwan’s New York Fashion Week correspondent.  TAP-NY spent some time chatting with her to learn about her daily life.

You can learn more about her at her website: www.huaever.com or follow her on Instagram at @huaever.

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Career Changes and Cozy Cooking: Behind the Scenes at Taiwanese Eatery Zai Lai

Long-awaited homestyle Taiwanese eatery Zai Lai finally opened its doors in November 2017 at its first permanent retail location in Turnstyle at Columbus Circle.  Previously known for its various pop-ups across NYC, Zai Lai specializes in family favorites such as rice bowls, noodles, and traditional street eats like oyster omelettes.  TAP-NY met up with Taiwanese American lawyer-turned-restauranteur Edward Huang to learn about how it all got started. Continue reading “Career Changes and Cozy Cooking: Behind the Scenes at Taiwanese Eatery Zai Lai”

Heritage and passion with comic illustrator and designer Jerry Ma

Best known for ground-breaking graphic novel Secret Identities, Taiwanese American comic illustrator and graphic designer Jerry Ma has featured works at the New York Asian Film Festival, the Lunar New Year Festival at the Met, and in Linsanity the Movie to name a few.

Currently in the process of opening a Taiwanese restaurant in East Village, Jerry’s work has been instrumental for the Asian American community – TAP-NY sat with him to learn more.

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Chris ‘ehgg’ Liu talks photography, passion, and food in today’s social age

You might be following this “Insta-famous” commercial photographer and social media consultant already.  Known as ehgg on Instagram, Taiwanese-American Chris Liu’s unique captures can be found on the walls of food establishments across New York, as well in articles at Buzzfeed and TimeOut NY.

TAP-NY had the chance to meet up with Chris to discover what a day in the life looks like for him and what inspired him on his unique journey.

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Art and identity: an interview with illustrator Christina Chung

Brooklyn-based “Taiwanese-Hong Konger-American” illustrator Christina Chung has had her work appear in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and Eater, as well as novel and album covers.

Despite her busy schedule, TAP-NY had the chance to interview Christina to learn about her upbringing, her work, and her inspirations.

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Chatting with Ed Lin, author of Taipei-based novel Incensed

Ed Lin is a Taiwanese American writer and novelist based in New York.  As the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards, he published Incensed last fall which continues his Taipei-based series started with Ghost Month.

TAP-NY met with Lin to learn more about his background, his thoughts on writing, and his latest work.   Continue reading “Chatting with Ed Lin, author of Taipei-based novel Incensed”

New Asia Chamber Music Society: Asian Culture Within Classical Music

The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) is a classical group committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the chamber music repertoire, infusing contemporary Asian culture into the canon of western classical music. Founded in 2010, the organization has since been hailed by New York Concert Reviews as “an impressively organized and professional group… comprised of many young and gifted players”.

TAP-NY had the chance to speak with Taiwanese American NACMS co-founders and musicians Andy Lin and Nan-Cheng Chen after their recent season opening concert.

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