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Lunar New Year comes at a time of fear for many Asian Americans

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A web site that tracks harassment, discrimination and violent assaults in opposition to Asian Individuals has obtained over 2,500 experiences since March.

CLEVELAND — Friday begins the Lunar New Yr, one of the vital holidays in China.

However the celebration is coming at a time of concern for Asians and Asian Individuals.

After a number of violent assaults in California, activists across the nation warn that racist rhetoric concerning the coronavirus could also be fueling an increase in hate incidents.

A web site that tracks harassment, discrimination and violent assaults in opposition to Asian Individuals has obtained over 2,500 experiences since March.

Cleveland activists inform us it is occurring right here too.

“Cleveland will not be immune to those incidents. It is occurring in every single place,” Tessa Xuan, Chair of the Ohio Progressive Asian Girls’s Management (OPAWL), mentioned.

Xuan is a part of a grassroots neighborhood that organizes Asian Individuals and Pacific Islanders for social justice.

“I believe a variety of the rhetoric and the stereotypes which have emerged over the previous yr are simply repeating historical past,” Xuan mentioned. “There’s been individuals spit on in public, a number of verbal harassment, discrimination, youngsters being discriminated in opposition to at school settings.”

She says racism towards Asian Individuals is not new – however rhetoric blaming China for the pandemic, has solely made issues worse. That is one thing Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones additionally acknowledges.

“The neighborhood in it of itself is being harm proper now due to political conversations that said that the coronavirus is from a specific nation,” Jones mentioned. “Whenever you have a look at the rhetoric that the previous president spoke and many individuals who embrace that, not solely are companies being harm however violence in direction of this neighborhood.”

That is why he lately put ahead a decision condemning racism towards Asian American Pacific Islanders.

The decision says, partially:

  1. Condemn all method of racism, xenophobia, hate speech, intolerance, and discrimination within the Metropolis of Cleveland, in opposition to Asians and Asian American Pacific Islanders. Council condemns all acts of racism and intolerance in opposition to anybody in America, and on this time, significantly denounces racism, xenophobia, and intolerance in opposition to AAPI communities.
  2. Decide to common outreach, digital city halls, and session with AAPI neighborhood organizations and leaders to have interaction in genuine relationships with impacted communities
  3. Name upon the Ohio Division of Well being and native public well being departments to include anti-racism messaging in its public training and digital messaging.
  4. Decide to bystander intervention practices and upstander coaching inside departments and name upon native departments to endure this coaching to guard neighbors and communities in opposition to hate speech and hate crimes.
  5. Persevering with Res. No. 296-2020 declaring racism as a public well being disaster

“I need my brothers and sisters within the Asian neighborhood to know that they aren’t alone and that we stand with them,” mentioned Councilman Jones.

Whereas current incidents might forged a shadow on the celebratory temper main as much as Lunar New Yr, Cleveland eating places like Emperor’s Palace need Clevelanders to know they’re open for enterprise.

Cleveland’s AsiaTown additionally launched an up to date record (posted under) of eating places that stay open for takeout and supply.

2999 Payne Avenue | (216) 282-3834 | Open Wednesday to Monday 12 PM – 5 PM | Takeout solely

  • Hong Kong milk tea (robust black tea with condensed milk)
  • Candy: HK model waffle (condensed milk and peanut butter)
  • Savory: Say cheese and bacon waffle

3922 St. Clair Avenue | (216) 391-3113 | Open every day 10 AM – Eight PM | Takeout and indoor eating; on-line ordering at

  • Vietnamese model pork chops, beef chow enjoyable, braised tofu with mushrooms and pea pods

2136 Rockwell Avenue | (216) 861-9999 | Open every day 11 AM – 9 PM | Takeout solely

  • dim sum: pineapple buns, sao mai, turnip cake, shrimp dumplings, sesame ball, egg tart
  • string beans, black pepper beef quick ribs, roasted duck, deep fried oysters
  • V: vegetable ho enjoyable

3710 Payne Avenue | (216) 862-8090 | Open Wednesday to Monday 12 – 7 PM | Takeout and supply solely

  • Pumpkin pancakes with purple bean paste, crispy rooster cutlet, rice noodle soup with braised pork or beef
  • V: Coconut purple curry noodle soup, spicy lotus root, pumpkin pancakes with purple bean paste
  • Drinks (sizzling or chilly!): Mango pomelo grass jelly drink, G9 Brown sugar milk tea

3030 Superior Avenue | (216) 664-1152 | Open Monday to Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM | Takeout and eating in

  • S: seafood pancake (해물전, haemul pajeon), soondubu (순두부찌개, tender tofu soup), stir-fried squid
  • Galbi (갈비 beef quick ribs), galbitang (갈비탕 beef quick ribs soup), hoedebap (회덮밥)

3710 Payne Avenue | (216) 769-8745 | Open Thursday to Tuesday, 12 – 7 PM | Takeout solely, on-line ordering

  • stir-fried sizzling and bitter shredded potato (酸辣土豆丝), dry chili rooster (香辣仔鸡), xinjiang model lamb
  • ma la mapotofu, wontons with chili oil, lamb kabobs, lamb fried rice with curry

3710 Payne Avenue | (216) 881-7600 | Open Wednesday to Monday, 9 AM – 7 PM | Takeout and eating in

  • sweets: inexperienced tea cake roll, taro cake roll, flan, egg tart, creamy bun
  • savory: purple bean bun, BBQ pork bun, chive pork bun
  • drinks: brown sugar bubble milk tea, lychee smoothie with jelly

3700 Superior Avenue | (216) 431-0462 | Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 AM – 9 PM | Takeout, supply, eating in

  • mandu gui (fried dumplings), galbi (beef quick rib steak), tangsuyuk (fried pork)
  • ddukbokki (spicy rice cake), japchae (clear noodles with beef), dak gui (rooster), Korean fried rooster
  • V: bindaeduk (mung bean pancake), jajangmyun (udon noodles)

2999 Payne Avenue | (216) 696-6556 | Open every day 10 AM – 9 PM | Takeout, eating for events beneath 10 individuals

  • home particular pan-fried noodles, eggplant with garlic, walnut shrimp
  • dim sum: pineapple buns, bbq pork buns, har gow (shrimp dumplings), pot stickers, lo bak go (turnip cake), ha cheung (shrimp rice noodle rolls), beef quick ribs

[Closed for the holiday Feb. 8-11, Re-opens on Feb. 12!]

3142 Superior Avenue | (216) 400-6936 | Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 AM – Eight PM | Takeout solely

  • spicy chaoshou (红油抄手), pan-fried beef daoxiao noodles (干炒牛肉刀削面)
  • V: seaweed salad, cucumber with garlic, Shanghai pan-fried flat noodle

3710 Payne Avenue | (216) 361-2220 | Open Monday to Saturday, 12 PM – 7 PM | Takeout solely, supply on Postmates

  • V: papaya salad, massaman curry, drunken noodles with tofu
  • Thai spring rolls, Khao soi noodles with rooster, pad see-eau

1541 E. 38th Avenue, 2nd Flooring | (216) 432-9200| Open Tuesday to Sunday 12 PM – Eight PM | Takeout and eating in

  • savory candy quick rib (galbi), boneless beef with stir-fry clear noodles, rice cake, beef dumpling soup
  • V/S: kimchi or seafood pancake, kimchi fried rice, kimbap (rice rolls)

3120 Superior Ave | (216) 781-1176 | Open 11 AM – 6:30 PM | Takeout and indoor eating

  • B7 bun dac biet (pork), summer time rolls, muc rang muoi (salt baked squid)
  • V: V2 tofu chua ngot (candy and bitter tofu), V3 cha gio chay (spring rolls), V6 mi xao chay (stir-fried egg noodles with greens and tofu)
  • S: Com tam tom nuong (damaged rice with shrimp)

1541 E. 38th Avenue, 1st Flooring | (216) 273-7093 | Open Wednesday to Monday, 11 AM – Eight PM | Takeout and indoor eating, supply on Uber Eats and Doordash

  • pho chin (brisket), bun cha gio su on bo da dai han (vermicelli noodles with eggrolls and beef), egg rolls
  • C: pho ga (rooster), spring rolls

3709 Payne Avenue | (216) 465-3561 | Open Wednesday to Monday, four PM – 8:30 PM | Open for eating in and takeout

  • Sullung tang 설렁탕 (beef bone broth soup with noodles), thuck mandoo kuk, galbi, soondubu

3951 St. Clair Avenue | (216) 361-2323 | Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 AM – Eight PM | Open for takeout, supply, and indoor eating

  • Peking duck buns
  • Siam wings, snow pea suggestions, braised pork stomach with taro, fancy tofu
  • S: lobster with ginger and scallion, seafood pan-fried noodle, braised fish with tofu


2162 Rockwell Avenue | (216) 523-1188 / 1388 | Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 AM – 9 PM | Open for takeout, indoor eating

  • C: Sichuan spicy three pepper rooster (三椒鸡) , sauteed string beans with beansprouts (干煸豆角),
  • S: deep-fried shrimp with chili, ma po tofu, sauteed water spinach
  • Spicy thousand layer tripe, chongqing rooster

3030 Superior Avenue | (216) 781-7462 | Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 AM – Eight PM, Sunday 10:30 AM – 7 PM | Open for takeout and eating in, on-line ordering on Chow Now

2999 Payne Avenue | (216) 515-1111 | Open every day 11 AM – 9 PM | Takeout and supply; order on-line at

  • Inexperienced beans, wontons in chili oil, chili fried fish
  • Kung pao rooster, mapo tofu, savory sizzling sliced fish

1735 E. 36th Avenue | (216) 881-9688 | Open every day 11 AM – Eight PM | Takeout and supply

  • Lamb skewers, spicy wontons, Szechuan dried pepper rooster with peanut, stir-fried lettuce
  • S: Spicy crispy fish fillet, eggplant in black bean sauce, inexperienced beans
  • Beef tripe and tendon with chili sauce, chilly noodles
  • V: eggplant in spicy garlic sauce, cucumber with chili and vinegar sauce, mapo tofu, fried lotus root

3211 Payne Avenue | (216) 875-7000 | Open Wednesday to Monday, 11 AM – Eight PM | Takeout, supply on Doordash; on-line ordering

  • Beijing pork chop, Szechwan rooster with eggplant, tung choy
  • S: salt baked calamari, garlic inexperienced beans, jade tofu with fish
  • V: braised tofu with greens, garlic snow pea leaves, braised mushroom and bamboo shoots


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