Filipino Pork Sinigang with Bayani Inclano Jr.

Hello!! This video is a quick tutorial on how to make Filipino Pork Sinigang. The video is in collaboration with the 2021 Tacoma Moon Festival. The 2021 Tacoma Moon Festival is an annual celebration of the rich diversity of culture in Tacoma today, brought here by our immigrant communities over the 150 years of the city’s history. Due to covid-19, the celebration will be celebrated virtual this year.

Pork Sinigang Recipe:

1# pork ribs
1/2 yellow onion
3 garlic cloves
3 small tomatoes
1 medium daikon
1/2 bunch kang kong (also know as on choy)
1/2 bunch long beans
2 scallions
1 lemon
2 tablespoon fish sauce
1 cup tamarind concentrate (I like to use the brand Dragonfly)
1.5 cups water
neutral oil for searing meat and vegetables

Snowy Mooncake with Yanjie Lu

Yanjie Lu is a new board member of CRPF. Yanjie is happy to share process of making Snowy Mooncake.

Ingredients for Snowy Mooncake:
Mooncake Wrapper:
2- ½ cup Milk
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Olive Oil
½ cup Wheat Starch
1 cup Rice Flour
1 cup Glutinous Rice Flour
1 Tablespoon Green Tea Powder
½ cup Glutinous Rice Flour (prevent sticking)

Custard Filling:
4 Eggs
½ cup Wheat Starch
½ cup All Purpose Flour
¼ cup Butter
½ cup Heavy Cream
½ cup Milk
1⁄3 cup sugar

Sukiyaki with Liz Dunbar

Liz is glad to share how she makes her family’s favorite dish Sukiyaki, which is being cooked and enjoyed at the table.

Ingredient list:

1 lb beef, preferably sliced for sukiyaki
1 pkg soft tofu
1 pkg shirataki noodles
1 head of napa cabbage
1 bunch of scallions, large ones preferred
1 lb shiitake mushrooms
1 bunch of enoki mushroom
2 Tablespoon of Butter

Sake, Mirin, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Hot water

*Ingredients can be found in Uwajimaya.


Ox Headband with Lihua Kao

Lihua Kao is a longtime volunteer for CRPF. She is happy to demonstrate process of making Ox headband. Download the attached template and make this fun craft with artist Kao.

Ox Headband Template


The Wind Will Not Stop: A Conversation and Reading with Judy Carlson Hulbert

Tacoma author Judy Carlson Hulbert reads Chapter 5: “Finding Li” from her new young adult novel “The Wind Will Not Stop” set in Tacoma in 1885 during the events that led up to the November 3 expulsion of the Chinese community. She also explains to her readers how she wrote the book and how they, too, might find stories about their own families to turn into a short story, a poem, a play or even a novel.


Of Race and Reconciliation

This is an edited version of KBTC’s one-hour documentary “Of Race and Reconciliation” that chronicles the Chinese experience in America around the year 1885. That was the year the Chinese residents of Tacoma were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity.

Of Race and Reconciliation producer Forrest Burger traveled through six states to take an unflinching look at this period in time, but also to document how the tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today’s political climate, and in Tacoma’s case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come.

Remembering Tacoma’s Nihonmachi

We invite you to join us on this virtual walking tour of what was once a vibrant Japantown in Tacoma led by Tamiko Nimura. Tamiko Nimura is a third-generation Japanese American and second-generation Filipina American. She’s a freelance writer, essayist, community journalist, and public historian and the perfect guide for this look at Tacoma’s past.

KBTC Television

KBTC Public Television engages viewers, communities, and supporters by delivering media experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain.  In this short video, KBTC tells the story of the Japanese community of Tacoma with its large and robust Japantown that was largely destroyed by the forced internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Tacoma Historical Society

Mission: Tacoma Historical Society preserves, presents, and promotes Tacoma’s history. Vision: Generations connected by the many stories of our city’s past.

Members of Tacoma Historical Society and its museum forge connections between past and present by collecting, documenting and sharing the unique history of our city.  The focus is on history and artifacts related to Tacoma’s past from the period immediately preceding the location of the Delin Mill on Tacoma’s waterfront in 1852 up to the significant events of the present day.  Tacoma Historical Society is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit corporation.

University of Puget Sound Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy

The Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy at the University of Puget Sound is a free community resource focused on building public speaking skills. Watch the video to learn more or visit our website for educational materials.

Tacoma Arts Live

A non-profit organization ● Energizing community through live performance ●

Tacoma Arts Live produced a series of videos during the pandemic spotlighting a number of local community organizations. The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation was one of them.

1885 Chinese Expulsion: Places & People
A Digital Story Map

This tour takes you to some of the places and people involved with the 1885 expulsion of Chinese merchants, laborers and their families from the city of Tacoma. It broadly recounts the history of the expulsion and provides context to the places associated with activities leading up to these events.

Created by Jennifer Callaghan of the Tacoma Historical Society

Learn more about the 1885 Expulsion at

The Tacoma Method

A visit to the Camp Harmony Exhibit at the Washington State Fairgrounds

The Camp Harmony Exhibit organized by the Japanese American Citizens League-Puyallup Valley Chapter was displayed at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Grace Okamoto Johns’s grandparents and their family were in the internment camp. In this video, Grace shares her feelings of seeing her family members’ names being displayed.

For more information, please visit

Downtown on the Go

For iPhones and for Android

Downtown On the Go envisions a vibrant, integrated downtown Tacoma – where daily life is enhanced by connecting people, green spaces, arts & culture, and jobs. Interdependent land use policies and transportation options reinforce an active, compact urban core that is connected locally and regionally, promoting a focus on the movement and interactions of people rather than cars.

Walk Tacoma’s Nihonmachi (Japantown)

Take a guided tour of Tacoma’s historic Nihonmachi (Japantown) with writer Tamiko Nimura and historian Michael Sullivan.

Between the 1880’s and the 1940’s, immigrants created a vibrant Japantown in downtown Tacoma. The neighborhood extended from S.17 (Union Station) to S. 11, between Pacific Ave. and Market St.  It included hotel, shops, restaurants, places of worship, and a Japanese Language School.  Walk the historic neighborhood and learn about the significance of these historic downtown locations.

Empowering Asian Americans: Women in Leadership
A Symposium at University of Puget Sound 10-2-21

Recognizing the intersections of racial and gender biases against Asian American women, this symposium aims to share stories of challenges and triumphs in the lives of three accomplished Asian American women leaders, and engage our students and the community in a discussion about workplace diversity, breaking through the bamboo ceiling, and other race and gender related issues, particularly in light of the recent surge of anti-AAPI violence  and   racism.   Presented by University of Puget Sound’s Asian Studies Program, the symposium is co-sponsored by the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation in Tacoma, Washington.

Mary Yu Prepared Remarks: Take the Space

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu talks about growing up bi-ethnic in Chicago and her journey through the very white, male legal profession to her current position.

Nicole Shanahan Prepared Remarks: Claim Your Story

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and lawyer Nicole Shanahan tells of her mother’s arrival in the US from China in the early ’80’s and how Nicole grew up balancing family and business cultures, proving to her traditional grandfather that girls are worth educating.

Jill Nishi Prepared Remarks: Family Of Origin Stories

Gates Foundation administrator and now independent consultant Jill Nishi talks about the importance of remaining true to your own origin stories while finding a place in corporate America.

Empowering Asian Americans: Women in Leadership
A Symposium at University of Puget Sound 10-2-21

This panel of three dynamic Asian American women in leadership took place at the University of Puget Sound on October 2, 2021.