Cross Cultural Interview Research Paper

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Cross Cultural Interview

Background: I observed a woman named Asra. Asra is the first generation of her family to be in the United States. She considers her ethnic heritage to be Asian (Indian). No one side of her family is more culturally dominate than the other.

Traditional Foodways:
Traditional foods that Asra eats everyday are rice, wheat, lentil and vegetables. For religious reasons, she does not eat pork and the food that is not kosher. Typically, Asra’s first meal of the day consists of milk and tea with white bread (homemade Indian style) and boiled/fried eggs. She eats three times a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Usually, Asra eats snacks in the evening which usually involves tea. Foods necessary to be considered a meal are
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I went to Charming Garden, located in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and I had a full wait service. When I walked into the restaurant, it was dark and had soothing music playing. The tables, carpet and walls were very clean. Our waiter did not talk about the menu, but he did indicate that if we wanted to know more information about a specific menu option, that we just ask. He told us when we were ready to order, to call him over and then he would write down what we would like to order. The waiter would write down the meals and then relay the items to the chef. Before our main course meal, we could order appetizers, but a cabbage salad was accompanied before our meal. Some of the menu items were foreign to me. I did not know what they were. For example, I did not know what a Maki Combination was until I asked the waiter. The Maki Combination was a California, tuna and yellow tail sushi roll. There were no descriptions under the menu items. My family each ordered our own meal, however we did share some with each other. The meal was composed for one to completely devour. The portions were small. I ordered sushi and the meal only came with six sushi rolls; therefore, I was not full. My sister, however, order a complex meal and had to take home some of the food because she was full. I did like the food. I have never eaten Chinese food because of my food allergy but it was nice to be able to go

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