The smell of homemade Asian cuisine filled Tibstra Hall on Wednesday, November 20, at the Taste of Asia event hosted by the Asian American Alliance (AAA) and Hall Council. AAA relied on students from international backgrounds to help bring authentic dishes to the multicultural celebration.
Students from Burma, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and South Korea represented their countries with food contributions and presentations to share first-hand knowledge of their culture with the Trinity student body.
AAA Member Yangfan Mo ’14, of Beijing, China, hoped that Taste of Asia would get introduce Trinity students to some of the diversity on campus that they might not have been aware of.
“We wanted the fall event to reflect the appreciation of culture similar to our spring event, Celebration of Asia,” Mo said. “This was a great way to get Asian exchange students and American students with Asian ethnicity involved on campus, and let them share part of their background with the Trinity community.”
Over 80 students attended the tasting event, and enjoyed informative presentations as they ate.
”Having our students lead the presentations brings Asian cultures to life in a way that reading from a text book can’t,” Mo said. “Trinity is a diverse place. We hope our AAA events demonstrate how our cultures can be unique yet united by our shared Christian faith.”