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Old 07-17-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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The food in Vietnam is amazing. Why leave?
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:42 AM
 
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The food in Vietnam is amazing. Why leave?
You left a place that you think has better food to move to a place you're utterly miserable in. Take your own advice.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:53 AM
 
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I think Chinese people (from China) running Thai, Japanese, and those Tex-Mex burrito places are more outside the Asian neighborhoods where they're catering to "Americans". When you see them in the Asian neighborhoods like Chinatown or Elmhurst, Woodside, Flushing, they're mostly ethnic Chinese people from those respective countries. Like the Vietnamese places we're discussing or some Malaysian places. (While the Thai places in Elmhurst/Woodside are pretty much all owned by Thai people as far as I can tell.)

And then you have the whole hybrid Chinese/other nationality restaurants. Like Peruvian-Chinese, Guyanese-Chinese, Cuban-Chinese, etc. There was an article in the Times about this (maybe 10 years ago?). Basically many Chinese people immigrated to other countries over the years, then when they (or their descendants) came to the US, they opened up restaurants offering these hybrid cuisines.

Found the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/21/di...d-chinese.html

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Old 07-18-2017, 05:12 AM
 
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I think Chinese people (from China) running Thai, Japanese, and those Tex-Mex burrito places are more outside the Asian neighborhoods where they're catering to "Americans". When you see them in the Asian neighborhoods like Chinatown or Elmhurst, Woodside, Flushing, they're mostly ethnic Chinese people from those respective countries. Like the Vietnamese places we're discussing or some Malaysian places.

And then you have the whole hybrid Chinese/other nationality restaurants. Like Peruvian-Chinese, Guyanese-Chinese, Cuban-Chinese, etc. There was an article in the Times about this (maybe 10 years ago?). Basically many Chinese people immigrated to other countries over the years, then when they (or their descendants) came to the US, they opened up restaurants offering these hybrid cuisines.

Found the article: Craving Hyphenated Chinese - The New York Times
I'd even imagine that in large Vietnamese and Malaysian cities there'd be a lot of ethnic Chinese rather than 100% ethnic Malay.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:19 AM
 
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I'd even imagine that in large Vietnamese and Malaysian cities there'd be a lot of ethnic Chinese rather than 100% ethnic Malay.
Yeah, there is definitely a decent amount of ethnic Chinese people living in those countries. In college, I knew some international students who were ethnic Chinese from Thailand and Malaysia. For Malaysia in particular, my understanding is that there are a few major ethnic groups and the Chinese are the ones with the most power and money even though they are a minority.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Its not uncommon to meet Vietnamese who is ethnically Chinese. I met quite a handful in NYC during my lifetime.
I found this with co-workers when I worked in Downtown Flushing. Also discovered that with some of the restaurants.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Texas and New Mexico are better for Vietnamese than NYC.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:34 PM
 
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Texas and New Mexico are better for Vietnamese than NYC.
New Mexico? I don't think so...
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Old 07-19-2017, 04:13 AM
 
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New Mexico? I don't think so...
I don't know if it's better but Albequerque does have a lot of Vietnamese restaurants for its size. They're clustered in a certain part of town. I ate at one and remember it being decent.
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