The tenth annual Taste of Asia event was once again delivered to Salt Lake Community College students.
“[The goal here is to] bring awareness using this as an opportunity to bring some information to people about the different Asian cultures,” says First Year Experience advisor Miki Crutchfield.
With foods ranging from dumplings to sesame rolls, students at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus enjoyed a taste of some fine authentic Asian dishes.
“The food today is from the Dim Sum House, which is a Cantonese style, and one of several Chinese foods that are out there,” says Crutchfield.
One of the dish favorites was the BBQ pork bun.
“That was my first BBQ pork bun, and it won’t be my last,” says student Patrick Robinson. “I didn’t recognize any of it, I’m not aware of what their culture’s food is like, so I really liked being able to taste what kind dishes they make.
Taste of Asia uses food to bridge the cultural gap between students.
“It isn’t the type of food I usually eat nor is it the type of surrounding I’m usually in so I feel more culturally aware after checking this out,” adds Robinson.
Though people seem to enjoy any event that provides free food, there was a more important message to take away from this annual celebration.
“What I love about this event is that it gives the students a voice and an inclusivity on campus. It makes them feel more involved and it helps diversify the campus,” says First Year advisor Jazmin Montero.
Students can learn more about the different events that are held at the campuses through Student Life and Leadership. All students are welcome to attend to the events and have a taste of culture.
“It’s really [important] to know the kinds of diversity that exist on our campus,” says Crutchfield.