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Los Angeles is home to the largest Thai community outside of Thailand. This week, Thai-Americans are celebrating the traditional three-day water festival called Songkran to mark the new year. And many of them regularly shop at the landmark L.A.’s Bangkok Market, the first Thai food store in the U.S.

Here, you can buy temple bells and alms bowls for monks. But there’s so much more. The aisles are stocked with rows of fresh Asian produce, noodles, and fish sauce. There are coconut milks, curries and sriracha imported from Si Racha, Thailand. And there are astonishing varieties of rice: brown, black, purple, jasmine, even so-called “forbidden” rice — forbidden, explains chef Jet Tila, “because only the royalty in Asia could eat it.” At Bangkok Market, you can buy a five-pound bag of it for $4.

Tila shows us around the market he grew up working in, before he became a top chef. For four decades, his family’s store has sold inexpensive ingredients that are key to Thai cuisine. He says many of California’s best chefs have shopped there.

The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds L.A.’s Eclectic Food Scene

Photos: Doriane Raiman for NPR

150618 Eunhyuk and More Join Lineup for Korean-Chinese “Dream Team” Special

It has been revealed that some of the most popular idol stars of Korea and China will be coming together for a special joint broadcast of KBS’ “Let’s Go! Dream Team.”

According to a representative of KBS’ variety department on June 17, “Dream Team” is planning a Korea-China co-produced special. It is said that a total of 10 episodes will be filmed over a span of two days in Korea, from July 22-23.

As the two countries will be featured on the show, the producers are preparing an impressive lineup. It is said that EXO’s Xiumin, 2PM’s Nichkhun and Chansung, SHINee’s Minho, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, GOT7′s Jackson, 2AM’s Jinwoon and Jokwon, Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain, and EXID’s Hani have been finalized for the lineup. Even more, FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki, CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa, and more are currently in the final stages of discussion to confirm their appearance on the show. Chinese producers are also working to bring some of their own popular stars.

Along with China, “Dream Team” is planning another co-production with Thailand as well. Three out of 13 episodes is said to be a Korea-Thailand joint special, and will be aired in Korea.

The Korea-China joint special is expected to hit the air on August 23.

Source: soompi

Minho, Xiumin, Jackson, and More Join Lineup for Korean-Chinese “Dream Team” Special

It has been revealed that some of the most popular idol stars of Korea and China will be coming together for a special joint broadcast of KBS’ “Let’s Go! Dream Team.”

According to a representative of KBS’ variety department on June 17, “Dream Team” is planning a Korea-China co-produced special. It is said that a total of 10 episodes will be filmed over a span of two days in Korea, from July 22-23.

As the two countries will be featured on the show, the producers are preparing an impressive lineup. It is said that EXO’s Xiumin, 2PM’s Nichkhun andChansung, SHINee’s Minho, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, GOT7′s Jackson, 2AM’s Jinwoon and Jokwon, Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain, and EXID’s Hani have been finalized for the lineup. Even more, FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki, CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa, and more are currently in the final stages of discussion to confirm their appearance on the show. Chinese producers are also working to bring some of their own popular stars.

Along with China, “Dream Team” is planning another co-production with Thailand as well. Three out of 13 episodes is said to be a Korea-Thailand joint special, and will be aired in Korea.

The Korea-China joint special is expected to hit the air on August 23.

credit: soompi