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The Blog: Cookbook author and teacher Diana Kuan writes about traditional and modern takes on Asian home cooking on her blog, Appetite for China. She has also recently launched an online shop called Plate and Pencil, with cute gifts like a “Dumplings Around the World” tote bag.
I never knew you grew up in Puerto Rico with a family who ran a restaurant. So cool! What are some examples of "Latin-flavored Chinese" dishes?
There's a long history of Chinese migration from southern China to parts of Latin America. My extended family ended up going to Puerto Rico via Cuba, with other extended family members ending up in Mexico and Guatemala. So when my parents and I first immigrated to the US, we spent some time in Puerto Rico where my uncle and aunt had a restaurant and where I ended up going to kindergarten. I remember eating some very interesting dishes while living there and visiting years later, such as wok-fried chicken with tostones (fried plantain slices), sweet and sour pork with fresh pineapples, and pollo al ajillo (garlic chicken stir-fry). My family's restaurant also doubled as an ice cream parlor, so on the ice cream side they also served homemade tamarind and coconut ice cream for dessert.