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Dina covers events from restaurant and hotel openings to fashion shows and concerts.

Mina Test Kitchen Review- The Company's spectacular Dal with Papadum.

Mina Test Kitchen- The Company’s Indian Feast

Mina Test Kitchen- The Company Bar & Kitchen There are Indian entrepreneur-chefs and restaurateurs hell bent on changing the perception of Indian cuisine and the experience of dining in an Indian-centric establishment. I for one, am thrilled. Am I going to say “I told you
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Namaste Yoga Award Gives Back To India's Children

Namaste Yoga Award Gives Back To India

Yoga Gives Back Bestows Mallika Chopra With First-Ever “Namaste Award” at Sept. 26th Annual Thank You Mother India Fundraiser in Malibu Los Angeles, CA–Yoga Gives Back (YGB) proudly announces that Mallika Chopra, author of Living with Intent, will receive the first-ever Yoga Gives Back Namaste
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Rising Tohoku Food Fair 2015

Cultural Event for Families Promotes Global Awareness of Post-Earthquake Recovery in Tohoku, Japan Los Angeles – The Rising Tohoku Food Fair 2015, which celebrates the charms and cultural diversity of the Tohoku region of Japan, will take place August 20-23, 2015 at Mitsuwa Marketplace in
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Liza Wong Elite Skin Care

Liza Wong Elite Skin Care Day Spa Have you ever had a facial go horribly awry? I have and so have many of my girlfriends. You start off looking forward to a restorative spa hour or afternoon, looking forward to exiting with cleaned pores and
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Madame Tussaud’s Fan Bing Bing Statue

Madame Tussaud’s Fan Bing Bing Statue Some of you might remember my piece from last year on Madame Tussaud’s Jeremy Lin unveiling when I got to interview the basketball star. This quarter, I was invited to witness the lifelike beauty of Chinese actress Fan Bing
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2015 Lunar New Year San Francisco Symphony

2015 Lunar New Year San Francisco Symphony THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CONCERT & CELEBRATION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of the Memphis Symphony and of the Chicago Sinfonietta, leads the San Francisco Symphony
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Ritz Carlton Weddings

The Ritz-Carlton Crafts Picture Perfect Memories as Largest Luxury Wedding Atelier in Asia Pacific Hong Kong, 16, Sept 2014: Wedding planners at The Ritz-Carlton are redefining the art of the wedding atelier by curating artisanal luxury wedding shows fuelling the dreams of couples looking for
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Luxury Fitness Retreat at La Residence D’Angkor

Belmond La Residence d’Angkor Launches Luxury Fitness Retreat  with Training Sessions Among the Temples As the travel trend for fitness fusion holidays gathers pace, Belmond has launched the ultimate wellness escape – a week-long luxury fitness retreat at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Reap,
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American Cheese Festival

American Cheese Society Festival 2014 As a cheese lover, you might be as biased as I was before I attended the American Cheese Festival in Sacramento this summer. With the extensive variety of cheeses from Italy, France, Denmark, Netherlands and really, all regions of Europe,
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SF Dungeons- San Francisco’s Newest Attraction

SF Dungeons- San Francisco’s Newest Attraction Pictured Above: Colonel Jack Gamble tortures his victims in the San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday June 18, 2014. Pictured Below: “Scabby” the rat catcher demonstrates his surgical abilities to victims (guests) at the San Francisco
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Makoto Ozone San Francisco Concert Summer 2014

Makoto Ozone San Francisco Performance Summer 2014 Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (Davies Symphony Hall) Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Stern Grove) Edwin Outwater, conductor Makoto Ozone, piano Mark Inouye, trumpet Scott Pingel, bass Jacob Nissly, percussion   Straddling both classical
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Easter Exquisites at Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

Easter Exquisites at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place  Experience truly delectable treats  Jakarta, 10 March 2014 – Easter with the Ritz-Carlton is always special. The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place is offering a special Easter feast and kids’ activities for their guests. This is the ideal
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Yoshiki Tour 2014

JAPANESE ROCK ICON YOSHIKI PLAYS HIS CLASSICAL COMPOSITIONS AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL, APRIL 28 San Francisco is the only Northern California stop on the “Yoshiki Classical” world tour. SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 – Japanese rock icon Yoshiki performs a concert of his own classical compositions
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Women In Travel Summit 2014

There are two reasons why someone may want to go to Chicago in March: Either they have a penchant for long and miserable winters, or they’re up for celebrating one of the biggest city-wide St. Patrick’s Day festivities held in the USA (did you know
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Signed Pentatonix Album Giveaway

Pentatonix Album Giveaway Contests are open to any fans of AsianFusion and Asian Fusion Girl.  Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for prize delivery.  The winner chosen is at the sole discretion of AsianFusion LLC. Prizes cannot be changed, substituted, exchanged, or returned for cash
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Meaningful Valentine’s Day Gifts

I love flowers as much as the next girl and while I don’t have a sweet tooth, I certainly appreciate a hunk of fine dark chocolate. What I don’t appreciate is someone giving me a gift because they felt obligated to do so rather than
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10 Best Gifts For Food Lovers

10 Best Gifts For Food Lovers Foodie family members and friends are my favorite to buy gifts for. It’s fun; it’s easy and they always love what you get for them since it’s so hard to go wrong here. My list of 10 Best Gifts for Food Lovers
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Best Holiday Gifts For Women

Most people would think that women would be easy to shop for but the opposite can be true sometimes. There’s an endless array of possibilities to choose from- clothing, jewelry, kitchen tools, food related gifts, to name a few. The issue with clothing and jewelry is that even more
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10 Best Holiday Gifts for Guys

After chatting with a group of men I selected to get their thoughts on what gifts they love, I was surprised to find that regardless of age, race and profession, (I spoke to men between the ages of 30 to 70, all races and about a dozen different occupations),
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Ritz Carlton Hotel Opens in Bangalore

THE RITZ-CARLTON SAYS ‘NAMASTE’ AS IT BOWS TO THE DIVINE CITY OF BANGALORE Legendary Hotel Company Opens First Hotel in India BANGALORE, 31 October, 2013 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., has officially opened the doors of its first luxury hotel in India. Located on Residency Road in the heart
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Philippine Coral Reefs – SF Academy of Sciences

A lot of people think science museums are boring and really, they couldn’t be further from the truth- at least when it comes to San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences. Under one glorious roof, you get to travel through dimensions of time, going back to
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Ritz Carlton Launches Chinese Website

LEGENDARY LUXURY HOTEL COMPANY TAKES CHINA BY DIGITAL STORM WITH LAUNCH OF CHINESE WEBSITE AND PRESENCE ON SINA WEIBO The Ritz-Carlton President Underlines Importance of Talking to Chinese Luxury Consumers in Video CHEVY CHASE, MD, September 11, 2013 – Following a year of comprehensive research to deepen the understanding
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Impressionists on the Water- Legion of Honor

One quick glance at a Monet and I am entranced for hours on end in a dreamy state of bliss. To say Impressionists art is my favorite genre of art is an understatement. I recently paid a visit to the Legion of Honor’s Impressionists on
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The Grandmaster- Life Story of Ip Man

I recently attended a screening of this martial arts epic based on the life of Wing Chun Master Ip Man- a must-see for every martial arts lover. Bringing together my personal dream team- the legendary Wong Kar Wai as producer, director and writer, Yuen Woo
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Opening of Ritz Carlton Kyoto

Tokyo –The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has confirmed The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will officially open its doors on February 7, 2014, and unveiled the first images of the luxury urban resort that pays homage to the region’s cultural heritage. It also officially announced the appointment of Mr.
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Oakland Chinatown Spring Banquet 2013

(Pictured above- Dina Yuen (aka AsianFusionGirl), Mayor Jean Quan and OCCC Board Member Steven Lee) Oakland Chinatown Spring Banquet 2013 On April 24, 2013, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce celebrated their Spring Banquet with local bay area celebrities including keynote speaker Chef MartinYan, master
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Terracotta Warriors

For those blessed enough to have been to the original site of the first emperor of China’s Terracotta Warriors, the exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco might not hold as much magic as it does for others. Still, even for me (someone
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A new Philz Coffee in San Francisco.

Pictured above (left to right): Phil Jaber (founder of Philz Coffee, AsianFusionGirl, Mayor Edwin Lee) If you’re a coffee lover, if you’re a lover of small businesses or if you’re a supporter of great people growing great businesses, Philz Coffee should be at the top
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Ritz Carlton Welcomes Chef Jordi Bernus

Jakarta, 7 January 2013 – The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan welcomes Jordi Bernus as a part of the Ladies and Gentlemen as the new Chef de Cuisine for Lobo. The Catalan-born Chef ventured into gastronomic adventure that took him to some of the world’s most prestigious restaurant from
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Ritz Carlton Jakarta Holiday Specials

Dec. 20, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013 Spend the night in opulence and experience a memorably unique stay with your loves ones this season. Grand Room Rp, 1,800,000++ per night Stay minimum two nights and get the third night complimentary. Complimentary breakfast buffet (exclusing the
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Ring in 2013 at the Ritz Carlton Jakarta

Bring in New Year in style with a colorful celebration filled with joy accompanied by classic indulgence of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Asia Restaurant New Year’s Eve– December 31, 2012 6.00 p.m. to 10.45 p.m. Rp. 738,000++ per person, including free flow of juices, soft
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The Carnival Ball

Nobody in Jakarta ushers in the New Year as extravagantly and uniquely as the Ritz Carlton. The ladies and gentlemen of the gold standard hotel pull all the stops to provide Southeast Asia’s most glamorous trendsetters with an unforgettable evening. From world renowned gourmet tidbits
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All I Want This Season at Ritz Carlton Millenia

Singapore – 19 October 2012 – Guests looking for a private getaway for two or the family during the school holidays can create their very own stay-cation with All I Want This Season (16 November to 29 December 2012). A total of six Dine and
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San Francisco Auto Show 2012

San Francisco Auto Show 2012 Every year the auto show rolls into different metropolitan cities showing off the latest and greatest in automobiles as well as gleaming classics from an era long passed. This year at the San Francisco Auto Show 2012, I was privileged
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White Truffle Returns to Palladio

SHANGHAI, CHINA – November 15, 2012 – The world’s most premium culinary ingredient is making a return to Shanghai, the white truffle from Alba, Italy is now presented to all diners in Palladio Italian Restaurant at The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. The white Alba truffle or
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Pan Pacific’s Hot Toddy Tuesdays

SEATTLE—October 11, 2012— Take the stress out of your holiday shopping with glassybaby, a festive signature cocktail and the beautiful backdrop of the Space Needle at Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle in South Lake Union. Pan Pacific is teaming up with glassybaby for three very special
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A Romantic Butler at Ritz Carlton Sanya

SANYA, CHINA – September 4, 2012 – Featuring blue sea and white sandy beach, Sanya always can touch romantic chords of people’s hearts and this is why more and more couples come to Sanya for vacation. How to be impressive on your holiday? Walking on
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