”(Jen 354). The first meal my dad had, when he stepped off that plane was a big mac from McDonalds. He was instantly amazed when he had his first American meal, in Vietnam all he ate was rice. Growing up in Vietnam my father had rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every single meal was the same as yesterday, last week and last month.
Chen explained to me that the chefs do not speak English very well, so she speaks Vietnamese to them. As she was talking to her co-workers, I looked around to see what the kitchen is like. The kitchen appeared to be small and most of the counters and cabinets seem to be made out of medal. It is a clean environment with signs saying no smoking and no artificial fats on the wall with washing your hand sign above the sink. The storage room is very close to the chopping station and there were big pans for frying large quantity of food.
This are the most popular and common, but the use of tunas, nopales and a diverse list of diverse fruits depending of the region the dish is being made. The production of this various products is important in their culture like any other they made various dishes with the purpose of curing diseases or just make people feel better for example: there are various soups to help woman after birth and people with their headaches after drinking alcohol. Otomí food is mostly homemade and with a distinct flavor, it is spicy and mainly based in two or more base ingredients like: their soup it contains the main ingredient either being flesh or a vegetable and add the water it was cooked with. they are also known for making very distinguishable kind of “candy” it bases in a sweet fruit and its preparation is similar it is combines with milk and a corn based flour so it creates a compact milk candy with the flavour of the fruit
The following voice project will discuss second generation Vietnamese Americans struggling with cultural expectations. In this assignment of exploration of literature, I will be discussing Karin Aguilar-San Juan book Little Saigons: Staying Vietnamese in America. Little Saigons: Staying Vietnamese in America, is a book exploring place-making and identity in Vietnamese American communities. Throughout the chapters the author had a clear argument. She stated that retaining one’s identity in an American immigrant community requires more than simply passing down cultural traditions between generations or remembering the past by retaining one’s language. She suggests that in order to retain their Vietnamese identity, Vietnamese Americans use elements of the physical domain as well as social relationships to reflect and preserve their Vietnamese histories.
Lily Wong, in her article about food, entitled “Eating the Hyphen,” states, “Perhaps this combination (ketchup and dumplings) has something to do with the fact that since both my parents grew up in the States, we’ve embraced many American traditions while abandoning or significantly modifying many Chinese ones” (95). Wong expresses how being a Chinese American has affected her life in a positive way. Wong eats some of her food Americanized, with ketchup, but also eats food that the majority of American’s would not touch (i.e. jellyfish and sea cucumber). Comparatively, Wong eats dumplings (which derive from the Chinese culture) with a fork, knife, and ketchup (which are all culturally American). Geeta Kothari, who wrote the article, If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?
The aroma of home-cook Vietnamese food and the constant shift between English and Vietnamese was my life was at home. My parents would frequently share their stories of their upbringings and struggles and how life here is very different. At home I did what I was told and tried not to complain It was not because I wanted to be a good child ,but I wanted to ease the troubles in my parents life. Many things that I ask for I hear is “no” I become very frustrated at times that I do not have what my friends have.
This historical analysis will define the imperial impact of French colonialism and the influence of Chinese communism and on the Vietnamese people in the pre-WWII era. The important role of China in the development of Vietnam’s history is crucial to understand the ways in which foreign colonists could not sustain dominance over these peoples. In the past, Northern Vietnam had been a part of China, which defines the close relationship that these people had with a larger and more powerful empire in this region of the world. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the role of China’s own nationalist movements had an impact on Vietnam’s own struggles in French-Indochina. The early focus on “nationalism” in China was going against western
The culture of a country is defined by its own beliefs, its ways of life, its arts and other factors. Cultural differences are important because it distinguishes people living in a certain country from other countries. The differences between American and Vietnamese culture are striking, and they deserve rigorous examination.
Chinese Cuisine Introduction America is a diverse nation that enjoys adding food from different parts of the world to its menu. In this case, America is in love with Chinese food, especially Chinese restaurants, takeout dinners and fortune cookies, (which are not really Chinese). This popularity is from all over the world where one cannot miss a restaurant or two providing these delicious fare. As with any food, there is a rich history behind this famous cuisine that anyone interested in learning how to cook this type of food should know. The Chinese view cooking as an art form that requires dedication to perfect each meal for those who eat it to enjoy.
Self-awareness is an initial step to understand the variations of cultures. It could help an individual to realize the essentials of his or her own culture that are usually neglected in daily life. In this essay, I would like to explore the Vietnamese culture under my own reflection and express my opinions about cultural variation discussion in international environments. At first, there is a variety of important factors that influenced Vietnamese culture but family is the most important point. In fact, a typical Viet family includes grandparents, parents and children living together under a same roof. The number of children in family is often high due to the old concept that more child more laborer. It could be easy to understand because Vietnam is an agricultural civilization based on the cultivation of wet rice. Although this situation is changing in urban areas, it still exists in rural regions where farming takes the primary role in people 's income. Vietnamese people also have a close relationship with their relatives. They are frequently living in a same village or commune in order to support each other. Moreover, they try to have a good relationship with their neighbors because of an old saying “Sell far relatives and buy close neighbors”. In a typical Viet family, children are taught to be well-behaved and respectful towards their parents, grandparents and relatives. In terms of the relationship with other siblings, they have to be in accord and love each other.
Yingci Chen English 0812 Tim Fitts 12 April 2016 A Hidden Vietnamese Community In South Philadelphia is where one of the largest Vietnamese community located. The community has a large population of Vietnamese restaurants, stores and markets. The heart of the Vietnamese community lies on the Sixth and Washington Ave, also known as the Little Saigon built by Vietnamese’s and spreads over Washington Ave. This Little Saigon was a place where Vietnamese unite and started during the Vietnam War.
Honestly, it’s very difficult to find a place for me to be accepted as a being of Lao. It 's hard to explain because where I live in a predominantly neighborhood where racism exist on a standard level. Due to my race, some of the people are hesitating to accept me for who I am. However, I had an opportunity from my parent to influence me toward understand Lao culture and tradition. Therefore, for me being a member of the Laotian-American makes me feel a sense of appreciation of my race. It helps me defined how I think of myself and shapes many experience I had; therefore, it has shaped who I have become. I am very proud to be who I am and of the culture that I have been born and raised in. Even though, everything is different in custom culture and religion I am honor to still be one of them. For me personally, it seems that I must always prove myself to educators. I must show them that being a member of a minority doesn’t automatically make me different from others. And Although attending school is very difficult, there are still time that I must never give up to become successful.
Retracing back to my ethnic history, Hmong people was a minority group that originally originated in China and slowly spread to Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Australia, and France. It was never identified if the Hmong people had their own country or if they were part of the Chinese lineage whom had become a minority group of their own with its own language and culture. It is found that, the Hmong cultural last names consist of 18 different last names and were very similar to the Chinese last names. As to that there are still Hmong people who live in China mainland. For this reason, it had been a belief that the Hmong cultural did exist from China and had ancestors who were monarchs. It is found that, the Hmong cultural did not become known until when Vietnam War broke out during World War II. The Hmong cultural became known when they took part of helping the US troops against Vietnam when Ho Chi Minh was in power. In the same way, Hmong cultural was also known for their tragic survival stories and stories of crossing the famous Mekong River between Laos and Thailand.
They also suggest me to order a portion of soup and I choose the Miso soup, which was made of vegetables, tofu, mushrooms and other seafood. This soup is famous in Japan because they call this soup as “mother’s dish” to express their favor of