Last night I was thinking about my old e.friend Simon Bao and his hilarious posts celebrating Vietnamese/American cuisine mixups.
While I have lost the original tale, this morning I did find a reposting of one of Simon/s tales! Although this one is not about Structurally Reinforced Meatloaf and WMD Spaghetti; but about thanksgiving misunderstandings. Simon-s turkey tale can be found on Viet World Kitchen, and I hope you can take the time to read it. Very hilarious. Here is the beginning –
Some VietnAmerican Thanksgivings
by Simon Bao (aka ‘Baowow’)
I thought I’d share a few anecdotes about Thanksgiving in VietnAmerican households. It may turn out to be a long read, so save it for when you’ve got time.
I’ll have to use dates and go through events chronologically, so you have a sense of how things progressed.
The first of these involves the family of Diep, the intimidating big-boned woman who invented the Structurally Reinforced Meatloaf and the WMD Spaghetti. They all involve my godbrother. He uses the American name “Pete” and for many years we destroyed and misprounced that, and called him things like “Anh Peach” and “Anh Bitch.” I will use his polite name and call him Anh Phero.
THANKSGIVING 1989 / continued here.