Saturday, March 12, 2011

very nice description of lfe in one town in California

Ramesh Gopalan
March 11th, 2011
11:13 amThe global melting pot is alive and well.
Last night, we ate at our local Asian Indian eatery in Fremont, CA. - serving only vegetarian, South Indian cuisine. There only 4 staff in this place - a Peruvian head cook, a Mexican assistant cook and the Guatemalan waitress, and the South Indian (sort of) manager - who speaks only Spanish to this staff, who understand little else.
The waitress' 4yr old son was playing a video game sitting on a milk crate. but exclaiming only in English, even while making sure to talk to his mother in Spanish. His mother set up a plate of dosas and sambar (S. Indian fare, not Latin American) which he happily ate, washing it down with mango lassi.
Down the street is a Thai restaurant, run by ethnic Chinese, where the clientele is almost entirely Indian.


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