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Asian Americans Find Comfort and Success in Community This Lunar New Year Amid Rise in Anti-Asian Hate

February 8, 2022

Many Asian Americans report having muted Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Tiger amid rise in anti-Asian hate.

Wong also co-authored a cook book with her mom, Rose Cheung, “Healing Herbal Soups,” that details traditional and medicinal Chinese recipes with ingredients not typically found in western dishes like fish maw, hawthorn and red dates.

“Ten years ago, if we had written this book and tried to do media, traditional Chinese medicine would have been treated very disrespectfully,” Wong said. “Now it’s considered a holistic approach. Oftentimes our readers will message me with a picture of the soups that they’ve made from our book … they’re not embarrassed.”

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