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  The Wonders of Ethnic Foods
From: ted.held at us.henkel.com (ted.held at us.henkel.com) on 2008.07.01 at 16:14:00(18032)
I was reminded of a story when I read the recent postings about dining in
Kuching. Years ago I worked with a smart scientist who was studying for
his PhD here in the US. He was from Indonesia, home to a host of ethnic
enclaves. One holiday he decided to make a trip back home for a visit
after being here for more than a year. His buddies back home decided to
celebrate his arrival by arranging a special night out of fine dining. He
was flattered, of course, but was taken aback when it turned out that the
special dining experience was the local Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet.
This was not a joke; his friends were perfectly sincere. There's some real
ethnic dining for you! I guess you don't know what you've got 'til it's
gone, as the song used to say.


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