Monday, April 9, 2012

Asian Italian

When we were in Italy, we tried to look for signs of Asian culture in the local scene. There were tons of of Asian tourists who came in tour groups or who were traveling on their own. It was nice to hear Chinese, Korean, and Japanese spoken.

The Asian tourists are funny though. They seem to want to avoid the sun at all costs.  They have their umbrellas, and other cover . . . so they can stay out of the sun.

Asian lady at the Roman Forum.

Unlike Los Angeles though, aside from the tourists, you can hardly see anything that shows Asian culture has arrived in Italy. . . . But wait, we found a Korean church in Rome.

And, there were some Chinese restaurants.  When we took a look at their menus though, we were fearful about actually trying the food. They have prociutto with melon on their menus.  Wonder if they have Moo Goo Gai Pan in pesto sauce too. Maybe that's the future of new fusion cuisine.

Wish we had soy sauce though!


  1. I love seeing Asian tourists around the world doing their thing -- without caring what anyone thinks! Great post! Keep up the great work!

  2. When I studied abroad in Spain, my host family wanted to take me to their favorite Chinese restaurant. It was fun/ny to hear (other) Chinese people speak Spanish and, unsurprisingly, the food was American Chinese food - chicken fingers and such!