“We will have racks of lambs, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie, bún bò huế (noodle soup) and mì quảng (noodles with a little broth),” said Phung Vu, describing the mix of American and Vietnamese food at her family’s Thanksgiving table. Like Vu, Minh Nguyen’s family also incorporates Vietnamese dishes into a traditional Thanksgiving meal. “Besides some traditional American dishes, we also have spring rolls and tempura shrimps, and for desserts, we like banana chè (a coconut-based pudding),” said Nguyen.
As is inevitable with most major holidays, Thanksgiving Day’s historical and cultural roots (dating more than 350 years ago) have long been traded in for cross-cultural exposure and mass marketing in the United States. Though it may sound bad, it has its advantages.
She had to face cultural differences at an early age. Now, she celebrates the differences and similarities in Asian cultures in her latest nonfiction work.
I could never imagine that chicken feet, despised by many Americans, would be the thing to link China and America in a win-win situation.
“Two cultures, one food truck. Hawaiian Korean curb cuisine.” This is the motto of Seattle’s newest four-wheeled, food vendor. The Marination Mobile began its maiden voyage into Seattle neighborhoods in June.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Dim sum: If you don’t know what it is, you have been missing out on some of the finest delights for your palate. Dim sum means “heart’s delight.” It is a Cantonese-style Chinese lunch with bits of meat, seafood, and vegetables. The dishes are similar in size to appetizers.
My mom banned turkey from our Christmas table this year. The reason why is because she doesn’t want to buy a vat of peanut oil or
In 1981, I raved and ranted simultaneously over an authentic Beijing (Peking) duck dinner while in Beijing.
Located in Kent and Edmonds, Asian market Ranch 99 is celebrating its 10th anniversary from Nov. 7 through Nov. 20.
Harbor City Restaurant in Chinatown/International District, 707 S. King St., has been sold to the Ma brothers, who have added dim sum to its menu.