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Epik High Tour Hits New York City

June 20 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Epik High, one of the most legendary South Korean hip hop crews, have eight studio albums and numerous music awards under their belt. Last weekend, the popular group, comprised of Tablo, Mithra, and DJ Tukutz, treated their New York City fans with two shows during their nine-city North America tour. The concert opened with a…

Food & Health
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NYC’s Momoko Offers a Healthier Asian Twist to Your Favorite French Desserts

June 11 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If you could have the bold flavors of Asia meet the exquisite presentation of French treats, it would be at Momoko, a dessert and tea catering service based in New York City. With mouthwatering confections like Indian Summer, a tart made with Darjeeling ganache and chantilly cream nougatine, and Original Caramel Miso and Tokyo Wasabi…


David Au’s Eat With Me Mother-Son Tale Addresses Generational and Cultural Divide

• by Kathy Pham

In David Au’s Eat With Me, a mother learns to accept her estranged son’s sexual orientation through a journey that involves dumplings, street tacos, and ecstasy pills. This is the Hong-kong born director’s first feature film, which was inspired by his short Fresh like Strawberries. In this comedy, we explore the lives of a mother…

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Review: Korean Flick “Twenty” Is A Roaring Good Time

June 7 • by Xiaofei Jalette

Remember your roaring twenties? (Maybe not, if you’re still in your teens.) It’s an age of exploring unknowns and making embarrassing mistakes. Written and directed by Lee Byong-heon, “Twenty” is a South Korean coming-of-age comedy about three guys dealing with college, friendship and romance. The movie, released by CJ Entertainment, was an instant box-office hit…


Mochi Reacts: The Racial Implications of the New York Times’s Nail Exposé

May 15 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Last week, the New York Times ran a groundbreaking article, “The Price of Nice Nails,” exposing the maltreatment of manicurists and workers in New York City nail salons. For any working woman, $10 paint jobs are a bargain compared to the city’s many luxury nail salons, some of which may charge $50 per manicure or…

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Daniel Henney And Ryan Potter on “Big Hero 6″’s Big Oscar Win – Plus A Giveaway!

April 28 • by Esther Cho

We have DVD copies of “Big Hero 6″ to give away to three lucky Mochi readers. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Earlier this year, “Big Hero 6″ took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Having first premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival last year in October, this story of a group of…


Film Review: The Sisterhood of Night Showcases A Modern Day Salem Witch Trial

April 23 • by Stephanie Lee

Set in the small town of Kingston, New York, The Sisterhood of Night is a bold new independent film that follows a clique of high school girls whose friendship comes under intense scrutiny when one girl decides to turn to the blogosphere to expose their dark deeds. The movie is the first feature film for both…


SPONSORED: Get To Know This Year’s Finalists for Kollaboration Boston

April 14 • by Stephanie Lee

Here at Mochi, we like to foster new talent, and this year is no exception. Six excellent finalists are set to take the stage at Kollaboration Boston’s annual talent showcase Friday night at Royale Boston Nightclub. Tickets will be $15.00 In the past, winners have included Derek Hsu performing the Chinese yo-yo and Justin Chiou with his electric violin. However, this year’s…

College & Career

Michelle Phan Joins FLOTUS on Campaign for Girls’ Education

March 25 • by Stephanie Lee

It’s not every day that a YouTube beauty vlogger gets invited on a trip with the First Lady. Then again, Michelle Phan isn’t your everyday beauty guru. With more than 7.2 million subscribers, Phan was in Japan this week to help spread the word about Michelle Obama’s latest campaign for women empowerment: increasing education for…


Fresh Off the Boat Episode 8 Recap: Not All Asians Are The Same

March 16 • by Leena Yue Yin

Fresh Off the Boat brings the issue of race back front and center with the introduction of a new character, Phillip Goldstein (Albert Tsai)—a Chinese child adopted by a Jewish couple. Though his parents aren’t Asian, Phillip is every Chinese parent’s dream: he studies obsessively, loves classical music, and plays the cello. It’s hard for…