Asian America

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    Apr 23, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Where do you travel in "The Americas" to find Asian culture?
    Is there a place which you would consider "Asian America"?
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    Apr 23, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    PF Changs silly
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    Apr 23, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidPF Changs silly


    Do they have Chop Suey there?
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    Southern California (Orange County)
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Ft Lee, NJ - mostly Korean

    Astoria (Queens), NY - Large general mix of Chinese and Korean among others

    Flushing (Queens), NY - mostly Chinese

    Japanese are scattered throughout Manhattan and are generally transient as students or corporate workers on temporary assignment here. East-coast wise there really arent any static first or second generation immigrant population centers here as Japan is in many ways more advanced in technology than we are (particularly in consumer electronics).

    Most of my Japanese expat acquaintances typically run the yearly (or two-years if they have a lower threshold for boredom) of "WOW-AMERICA" to "ugghh, forty more days until I leave this fuckin' dump" attitude. Though few will ever admit it to an American unless they are well and truly shitfaced.
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    Vancouver and San Fran have large Asian communities.

    Los Angeles with its Korean/Japanese historic populations too.
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    The Caribbean...
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    Come to Toronto or Vancouver! Awesome Asian culture here, and the largest Chinese communities outside of China! Not to mention Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, etc.

    Ok, its Canada, but still.
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Oh, and Brazil - particularly the federal capital - has a huge Japanese-Brazilian population... as do Japanese-Peruvians who settled in Peru generations ago.
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    orange county= vietnamese
    torrance= koreans + japs
    gardena = japs + koreans
    chinatown = chinese
    koreatown = koreans
    irvine = every asian race
    fullerton = Filipinos
    off 91 e freeway on little india = indian ppl
    hawthorne = indian, pakistani, afghani, iraqi
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    kingmo saidCome to Toronto or Vancouver! Awesome Asian culture here, and the largest Chinese communities outside of China! Not to mention Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, etc.

    Ok, its Canada, but still.


    One very big reason I am thinking of popping into TO for Pride.

    So.Many.Hot.Asian.Guys...
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    Here in the DC area, you can find a number of Asian neighborhoods. For example, most of Fairfax County, Virginia (where I live) is full of Koreans (particularly in Annandale). Vietnamese dominate the Falls Church area and much of Arlington, while Chinese are most visible in the capital region of Maryland.
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    Apr 23, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Chinatown!!
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    Apr 23, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    According to the 2000 Census, Asians in America are to be found in highest amounts in LA, SF, Seattle, NYC.

    Probing a little deeper I think there's a big difference between symbolic culture, which includes cuisine, spoken/written language, and art, versus cultural semantics, which is about values, ideas, attitudes, and relationships specific to a particular ethnic group. In the latter category, I do wonder if this meeting of East and West has—so far—led to more conflict than mutual learning.
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    A_1991 saidorange county= vietnamese
    torrance= koreans + japs
    gardena = japs + koreans
    chinatown = chinese
    koreatown = koreans
    irvine = every asian race
    fullerton = Filipinos
    off 91 e freeway on little india = indian ppl
    hawthorne = indian, pakistani, afghani, iraqi


    Long Beach = Cambodians
    Carson = Filipinos

    edit: and of course Monterey Park and Alhambra
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    In the 1800's a large community of Chinese migrated here to Tijuana...and of course opened Chinese restaurants =D Ever since that community has continuously kept bringing more and more Chinese to this city.
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    Houston, TX
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    South Boston
    San Francisco
    Las Vegas
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidWhere do you travel in "The Americas" to find Asian culture?
    Is there a place which you would consider "Asian America"?


    Most of the southern SF Bay Area. Hawaii. Rich Orange County for East Asians (Mostly Chinese/Japanese/Korean), the poor central parts of OC (Westminister, Garden Grove) for South-East Asian, South County and North County for Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi.


    East LA County on the border with San Bernadino/OC (Monterey Park, Al Hambra, La Habra, Temple City).
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    Dublin Ohio = Japs (honda about 25 miles away in Marysville)
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidOh, and Brazil - particularly the federal capital - has a huge Japanese-Brazilian population... as do Japanese-Peruvians who settled in Peru generations ago.


    I've seen some smoking hot Peruvians and that's why. Nice mix.
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    A_1991 saidorange county= vietnamese
    torrance= koreans + japs
    gardena = japs + koreans
    chinatown = chinese
    koreatown = koreans
    irvine = every asian race
    fullerton = Filipinos
    off 91 e freeway on little india = indian ppl
    hawthorne = indian, pakistani, afghani, iraqi


    Long Beach = Cambodians
    Carson = Filipinos

    edit: and of course Monterey Park and Alhambra


    Don't forget ManilaTown LA and the whole Ventura County, full of Filipinos.
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    Apr 23, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidHere in the DC area, you can find a number of Asian neighborhoods. For example, most of Fairfax County, Virginia (where I live) is full of Koreans (particularly in Annandale). Vietnamese dominate the Falls Church area and much of Arlington, while Chinese are most visible in the capital region of Maryland.


    Re: the DC area, this is perfect.

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    GAMRican saidDo they have Chop Suey there?


    You've lived in Hawai'i and you know that some of the best local-style Chinese restaurants not only serve chop suey (and it's pretty good) but are called Chop Sueys. I used to LOVE New Kapahulu Chop Suey (though it had changed hands and was no longer as good as the last time I was there). Mmmm, ong choi with preserved bean curd sauce and stuffed bitter melon with black bean sauce! So don't make too much fun. icon_wink.gif



  • metta

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    Apr 23, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    Living in Southern California, we have a mix of everyone.

    Chinese: San Marino, Arcadia, Montebello, Alhambra, Hacienda Heights, Rowling Heights, Walnut, Chinatown....and on and on and on...

    Filipino: West Covina & Filipinotown

    Indian: Artesia

    Japanese: Little Tokyo

    Korea: Korea Town

    Vietnamese: Little Saigon

    Thailand: Thai Town, Los Angeles has the largest Thai population outside of Thailand


    etc.....