Chinese Cultural Center

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    A Take on 2 Thai Cooking Schools, Plus Recipes

    Having recently traveled to Asia to attend classes at a few cooking schools, I brought back a number of great recipes, memories and a long list of ingredients not available at Fry's. While in Thailand I had the opportunity to attend day long classes at two very different schools. Chiang Mai Thai Coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    CLOSED: Two Restaurants Shutter in Chinese Cultural Center

    "We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to visit Szechwan Palace as well as Hong Kong Express in the market." That's part of a sign on the door of the Golden Buddha at the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix. The restaurant, which served a Cantonese and Mandarian menu and was known fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Happy Chinese New Year!

    ​Today is the start of the 15 day Chinese New Year celebration and it's the lunar year of the Water Dragon -- hooray! It's been said that those who are born during the Year of the Dragon are wise and powerful but it's also been said that those people, as well as those born during the years of the ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Phoenix Celebrates Chinese New Year 2012: A Chow Bella Guide

    Courtesy​ Monday the 23rd of January kicks off an entire week of festivities for Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese lunar calender, this year is 4710 and the auspicious Year of the Dragon. How auspicious? According to Phoenix Chinese Week, Chinese wedding planners we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Mooncakes for the Autumn Moon Festival

    Ando Muneno​​ Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Mooncakes from the Super L Ranch Market bakery in the Chinese Cultural Center (66 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Free Panda Express and Year of the Rabbit Cookies in Today's Eater's Digest​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Happy Chinese New Year! Happy New Year and welcome to the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate the first day of the 15 day celebration, Panda Express is giving away a free single ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Chinese New Year Welcomes Year of the Rabbit

    ​Thought New Year's celebrations were last month's news? Not when you're talking about the lunar new year, making this the year 4079 according to ancient Chinese calendars. Today's Chinese New Year, and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit. Farewell, Tiger! Each of the 12 ani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Hog Maws: Spicy Pork Stomach from Lao Ching Hing

    Erica O'NeilA mound of spicy pork stomach from Lao Ching Hing in the Chinese Cultural Center. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Pig's Blood Soup from Com Tam Thuan Kieu

    Erica O'Neil The offal-ly named pig blood soup at Com Tam Thuan Kieu. ​Despite what the supermarket aisles may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Ask the Critic: Where Can I Find Boba Drinks?

    ​You have your neighborhood gelato shop and ice cream parlor, but boba drinks -- cold, sweet beverages filled with ice and chewy balls of tapioca -- are much harder to come by. I was living in New York City when the boba trend first hit. Also known as "bubble tea," the drink was popularized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    PF Chang's China Bistro: Happy Hour Report Card

    Erica O'Neil Chicken lettuce wraps and a Kirin at PF Chang's $3 pm - $6 pm happy hour.​The Spot: PF Chang's China Bistro (one of eight locations across the valley) 740 South Mill Avenue #140, Tempe (480) 731-4600 The Hours: Every day of the week, including weekends, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Strong Beer, Bassnectar, Jack's Mannequin, Chinese Cultural Festival, and the Losers' Ball Over the Weekend

    ​Strong Beer Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park The only evidence that we have of even attending the Strong Beer Festival on Saturday, February 13 at Margaret T. Hance park are these photos. Based on them, we can assume that there were many varieties of deliciously decadent brews all very, ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Chinese Cultural Festival, Strong Brews and Looking for Love at The Vig in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ The 20th Annual Phoenix Chinese Culture and Cuisine Festival is taking place this weekend at the Chinese Cultural Center located at 668 N. 44th Street in Phoenix. Festivities to include Dragon Dances, Martial Art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Dim Sum, It's What's for Breakfast

    ​We've never been a big fan of typical American breakfast fare -- we love eggs but prefer them in the afternoon, pancakes are heavy, and cereal leaves us cold. We much prefer savory dishes and variety, which is why we have found our happy place in dim sum. In Cantonese, yum cha means literally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Efes Turkish Cuisine and Golden Buddha Serve Up Free Entertainment on the Side

    Amy Silverman​These days, satellite radio passes as live entertainment in many eating establishments. So it was refreshing to stumble recently on two musical dining experiences. By now it's practically become cliche that the worst Chinese food in town can be found at the restaurants at the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and a Bunch 'o' Buddhists in Chandler

    Charles GabreanLaurie Anderson's backing guitarist. Lou something."Have you ever been given meditation instructions at a concert before?" the emcee asked as the crowd sat down at Chandler Center for the Arts to witness a benefit concert by Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed, his wife, performance ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2009

    Tonight's Sexy Saturdays Cancelled

    I just got word that tonight's Sexy Saturdays affair, which is put on by local station Power 98.3 FM, has been cancelled. The weekly hip-hop dance party was set to move into its new digs at the Golden Buddha, the Sino eatery located at the Chinese Cultural Center in east Phoenix. I wasn't able to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Power 98.3's Sexy Saturdays Moves to Chinese Cultural Center

    If you're looking for a place to get your swerve on this weekend, we advise you to seek out the Golden Buddha. No, we're not dispatching you on some spiritual journey to seek out enlightenment a la Siddhartha, but instead are urging you to head for the Chinese Cultural Center for a night of drinks, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Food-centric Events This Weekend

    You know the post-holiday lull is finally over when there are almost -- almost -- too many things going on. Not a bad thing, especially when you like a few eating options. Today through Sunday, celebrate the Year of the Ox at Phoenix Chinese Week's Culture and Cuisine Festival. The food pavilion se ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Budget Beat: Hong Kong Express at Chinese Cultural Center

    By Jay Bennett If you've never been to the Ranch Market at the Chinese Cultural Center, you have to check it out for a colorful experience. And if you're looking for Chinese cuisine that goes above and beyond the run-of-the-mill stuff served at seemingly most Chinese restaurants, you have to check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Gross Out: A Roach at Golden Buddha

    By Amy Silverman Is there a curse at the Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix? I'm starting to wonder. I've had more bad Asian meals than I can count from a grouping of businesses that should be the best in town, given the billing. I'd about sworn off the CCC entirely --after a particularly bad meal ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 18, 2005

    Dim Sum Days

    The best à la cart(e)

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005

    Taboo You

    Alwun House exhibits illicit behavior

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Sino the Times

    Ring in the Chinese New Year with a week long celebration

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    Chop Chuy

    The Mexi-Chinese combos at Chino Bandido are great. And so is that mascot.

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Mini Pearls

    Trendy teas catching on in the Valley

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    April 8, 1999
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    March 25, 1999
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    November 5, 1998
  • News

    October 8, 1998
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    January 22, 1998