Asian condiments

Growing up, I'd often feeling embarrassed of my Chinese-Vietnamese heritage. Other kids would ask why I didn't speak English at home, why our house was decorated differently, or why my lunches were so "weird".

As a child, this experience felt alienating and made me wish I wasn't so different. I'm sure this was a shared experience for many other BIPOC children. Yet now, these "weird" foods are sought after and people who weren't brought up with these flavours are making them household items.

As an adult, I'm proud of and celebrate these differences I was once embarrassed of. And not just because others have now deemed them acceptable. This series is meant to portray this in a fun way. Celebrating the condiments that were used in the meals I grew up with and are now familiar faces to many.

Growing up, I'd often feeling embarrassed of my Chinese-Vietnamese heritage. Other kids would ask why I didn't speak English at home, why our house was decorated differently, or why my lunches were so "weird".

As a child, this experience felt alienating and made me wish I wasn't so different. I'm sure this was a shared experience for many other BIPOC children. Yet now, these "weird" foods are sought after and people who weren't brought up with these flavours are making them household items.

As an adult, I'm proud of and celebrate these differences. And not just because others have now deemed them acceptable. This series is meant to portray this in a fun way. Celebrating the condiments that were used in the meals I grew up with and are now familiar faces to many.

MADE WITH LOVE BY STEPH TRUONG © 2021