Bich minh nguyen s stealing buddha s dinner tells the story of her childhood a time when she realized that her vietnamese customs and cultures are far from normal compared to the lives of devout christian blonde haired blue eyed girls who make her feel abnormal and create for her a rapacious hunger for an american identity. Stealing buddha s dinner is a story by bich minh nguyen in the story bich describes her childhood life as a young refugee from vietnam.
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Stealing buddha s dinner. Who would have thought that spaghettios nestlé quik and pringles could seem as wonderfully exotic to a vietnamese refugee as shrimp curry and spring rolls seem to the average midwesterner but that s part of the tasty surprise of this wonderful. 2015 smith and eng 425 students. Biography autobiography personal memoirs isbn 10.
Stealing buddha s dinner author. Learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools. Fast food asian in grand rapids the vietnamese community congregates around the saigon market where bich s father buys bich and her sister sweet and sour plums rice candy and bags of dried squid.
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As a vietnamese girl coming of age in grand rapids michigan nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for american identity and in the pre pc era midwest where the jennifers and tiffanys reign supreme the desire to belong transmutes into a passion for american food. Bich minh nguyen publisher. Unlimited books all in one place.
Stealing buddha s dinner is an irresistible memoir of assimilation compassion family and food. 31 october 2020 total pages.