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December, 2012:

Why is it racist to say that black people find certain foods like watermelon and fried chicken delectable?

People from Vietnam eat a lot of rice. It’s not racist to say that Vietnamese people eat a lot of rice, or that Italians really love their spaghetti, or that Japanese people like sushi.

I know if I loved watermelon I would be the first one standing in the watermelon patch during the harvest and wouldn’t care what other people think.

Most racial stereotypes boil down to simple socio-economic nose thumbing. The habits of the have-nots are mocked by the haves. Both fried chicken and watermelon were used commonly as insulting racist stereotypes in America’s racist past, often coupled with the "N" word.

Black people were not permitted to eat in most white-owned restaurants until the Civil Rights legislation of the ’60′s. When they traveled either they did not eat or carried their food with them. Fried chicken requires nothing more than a frying pan and a camp fire to cook (no oven needed). Plus chicken was cheap and readily available. Likewise, watermelon was cheap and easy to grow, so these both became known as the foods of poor people.

In addition, in the slave era, the image of a black eating those items had the implication that the items were stolen. That may have happened on farms were slaves were denied access to adequate food. The chicken and watermelon were easy to steal and were the property of the master.

Slavery was the ultimate theft of humanity, robbing a person’s freedom and control over their own lives and bodies. Those stereotype images maintained a tradition among racists, of blacks being the robbers (therefore they should be controlled, ergo: slavery is justified). It is an image that racists used to avoid thinking about the worse theft, an early example of propaganda to preserve (and then remember) the wicked institution of slavery.

If you’re really curious, you can read up on racist stereotypes to learn more.

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What’s the difference between pad thai and putt thai?

Nit noi in Houston serves putt thai, but it seems just like the pad thai served in other Thai Restaurants. Is there a difference?

Yeah, it’s pad thai. There are several romanization methods (ways of writing Thai words in English), some based on letter-for-letter and some based on phonetic transliteration. So English attempts to write Thai words end up with various spellings.

"putt" is a rather inaccurate phonetic attempt for ผัด, the vowel does not have the short "u" sound of putt.

What to do when your boss is a complete dick head?

I work at a Korean Restaurant and the boss there is a total dick. He’s constantly making me feel like I am a horrible worker when I work as hard as I possibly can, and he lectures me when I make a little mistake. He’s the worst boss ever. How do I get him to stop being such a dick?

you’re not going to be able to stop him. but if you want to try, talk to him with a group of other workers!

but the better thin to do is QUIT and get a job with a boss who actually respects you!!!

How come some Vietnamese food looks like Filipino food?

I was at a Vietnamese restaurant with my family and the food looked like what my ex girlfriend brings to lunch at school.The spring rolls looked like lumpia and some of the food looks like what my mom cooks. The rice exactly looks like Filipino rice.How come some Vietnamese food looks like Filipino food?

Some foods of ALL countries look alike (for instance, much further apart are Mexico, Argentina, and India, but empanadas look very much like samosas), but the Philippines and Vietnam are both East Asian countries, and some of the food literally IS the same (lumpias and fried spring rolls, for instance).

are the thin, stringy steamed rice noodles for thai restaurants light and healthy?

its really thin white noodles and they are steamed, not stir fried and i get them at Vi Thai Restaurant. are they light and healthy or full of bad carbs like white rice? any info

It’s vermicelli, and yes it is good for you, it’s not wheat based like most noodles, it is quite easy to work with yourself at home, just put some in a bowl, and pour over some boiling water, let stand till soft and cut up with scissors. Then add some salad vegies and dress to your liking. Also you could google some recipes, have fun

Can you name any Vancouver restaurants that don’t card?

Looking for a restaurant where my friends and I can get served without them carding us.
Somewhere in the downtown area.

Will the restaurant be open until or past midnight?
Is it really busy?
Is it a Japanese Restaurant? a Korean Restaurant? etc..
Yah thanks,
and please don’t lecture me about drinking underage etc. =]
oh they do NOT card everywhere.

Okay, I’m not from Vancouver, but I can give you hints on how not to get carded.

First off, Canada is a comparatively easy place to get served if you’re underage, as opposed to the USA which cards like crazy.

If you’re going with friends, try to act older than your age. Dress like how an adult would dress (ie: collared shirts instead of tees, etc), don’t talk about your school life, if your a girl, take it easy on the make-up, just use enough to be classy.

Also, order something adult. Don’t ask for wine coolers or Mike’s lemonade [at least not at first], go for a bottle of wine [if you aren't a connoisseur, I'd suggest a pinot noir], a pitcher of beer, or a mixed drink.

Last but not least, try lots of places. If you get served, stay; if not, move on. If you go to more upscale places, you will seem more adult and they might not card you. Avoid places that lots of young people go, because they’re used to carding people all the time and will probably card you. But either way, if you try a bunch of places you’ll probably find somewhere that will let you drink.

One more thing: make eye contact when you order and be confident that you’ll get served. Lacking confidence in your ability to get served is a give away that you’re underage because the only people who aren’t confident that they’ll get served are the underaged.

Sorry that I don’t know of any places but I hope these tips work for you.

Vietnamese Food How to Make Mustard Green Pickles – Day Nau An Cai Chua

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Thai BBQ Chicken 2–Hot Thai Kitchen!

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Gai Yang
1/2 lemongrass stalk
2-3 cilantro roots
pound in a pestle and mortar
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
black pepper
Set aside 2 Tbsp marinade, marinade chicken 1 hour
3 Tbsp fish sauce
2 Tbsp lime juice
1.5 tsp sugar
1-2 tsp chili flakes
2 tsp rice powder
1 Tbsp cilantro

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• 14 oz Hairtail Fish (4 Pieces)
• 1 Pack Sempio Jeju GalChi Sauce
• 2 Cups Korean Radish
• 1 Cup Water
• ¾ Cup Onion
• 2 Green Onions
Yield: 2-3 Servings

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You can buy Japanese ingredients here online in the U.S.

http://shop.mitsuwa.com/eng/eindex.php

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