20, 2004 - by guest writer Isabelle Ashfield
Ashfield of Sim Parade is a highly respected food writer, contributing
to Simmerville web with her series of food related articles. Today she
interviews Mia Kong on Asian food.
today have more food options than our ancestors. With migration and global
communication we can cook meals from all over the world. We sometimes donít
even realise that Asian food is all around us.
so long ago our Asian meal options increased when Super Stars came to town.
They brought with them sushi. If you have been to Studio Town you should
have tried the sushi! It may be expensive but itís worth it.
what if you canít get to Studio Town? Some catalogues provide Asian food
and many other types of international cuisine. Some of these are:
meals are purchasable through your main catalogue. Some are already cooked
others you have to prepare yourself. But believe me itís worth it. They
are really delicious and are full of a variety of ingredients.
food has been here for a long time
just because we average Sims didnít cook Asian food until now what about
those Asian Sims who came here long ago. Today I talked to Mia Kong. Her
parents took herself and her brothers here to Sim Parade many years ago.
She talks about how Asian food has been here for a long time.
Mia. Thanks for doing this interview.
fine Miss Ashfield. Iím doing this to help Sims realise that Asian food
has been available for us Sims a very long time.
Mia. OK, when did your family first come to Sim Parade?
Well Iím not entirely sure! I came here around 40 years ago. My parents
decided to move from Asia as my father had business opportunities here.
He set up a company making boats.
thatís so long ago! What do you remember about the food?
My mother loved the kitchen. She was so worried when we moved here. She
was afraid that she couldnít get the right ingredients for all her recipes.
Well she was right. There was nowhere to get fruits and vegetable unless
they were potatoes and cabbage! Luckily my mother brought some over but
they couldnít last. We met other Asian families in the same situation so
we grew our own vegetables and spices. We got the seeds from a box father
brought to Sim Parade. And to earn my money back we sold the left over
vegetables to other Asian families.
Mia. So did you as a child ever cook?
Of course! With the lack of ingredients my mother only cooked simple meals
like noodles and sometimes spring rolls. So because the meals were simple
us kids would always make them! I remember we always used to sit by the
pond and dream about all those tastes from our old home. So one day it
was motherís birthday. Us kids snuck out and went to the market. Other
families had followed our example and grown Asian vegetables and were selling
them but they were very expensive. So we put all our money together and
bought a sprig of lemon grass. My mother loved it. She planted in on the
windowsill and soon we could cook food that tasted like home.
sounds great Mia. You must be a good cook! So do you still cook Asian food
Yes I do! My children have grown up themselves so now itís just my husband
and I. We cook a special Asian meal together every night for dinner. And
you know that business my family ran when I was a child. Well my motherís
special blend lemon grass paste was a hit! Today my husband and I still
run the family business of running an Asian food store. Now we sell everything
from lemon grass paste to lemon grass and even soymilk!
the history of Asian food in Sim Parade goes way back and Asian food is
still thriving today. Well thankyou Mia Kong for letting me interview you
on Asian Food.
Thatís Ok Miss Ashfield. Oh would you like to try some food?
that was my interview with Mia Kong. I hope this article has let you learn
something new about Asian food in sim Parade and the rest of Sim City actually.
Maybe next time you chose your meal look for something Asian!