A Jackson Heights Oasis for Japanese Snacks: 969 NYC Coffee

His heart-shaped onigiri are archetypes, the rice clingy and salted just enough that every bite has flavor. They wear bands of nori like beauty-pageant sashes or crisscrossed bandoleers. Most fillings are hidden at the center: flaked salmon off the grill; chicken pan-fried with doubanjiang and gochujang, for a lacquer of heat and crunch; umeboshi (preserved …

Singapore ‘food sharing’ pioneer among winners of Magsaysay awards

MANILA (Reuters) – The Singaporean founder of a volunteer group providing hot meals to the poor is among this year’s six winners of the Philippines’ Magsaysay awards, the foundation responsible for the awards said on Thursday. Tony Tay’s “Willing Hearts” group distributes thousands of meals everyday in the wealthy city state, where about 10 percent …

Iran in ‘successful’ test of satellite-launch rocket

Tehran (AFP) – Iran on Thursday “successfully” tested a satellite-launch rocket, days after warning Washington of a response to new US sanctions over the Islamic republic’s ballistic missile programme, state television said. It said the launch vehicle, named Simorgh after a bird in Iranian mythology, was capable of propelling a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 …

Iran in ‘successful’ test of satellite-launch rocket

Tehran (AFP) – Iran on Thursday “successfully” tested a satellite-launch rocket, days after warning Washington of a response to new US sanctions over the Islamic republic’s ballistic missile programme, state television said. It said the launch vehicle, named Simorgh after a bird in Iranian mythology, was capable of propelling a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 …