Any East Indians here ?
Nov 23rd, 2004 2:59 pm
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Nov 23rd, 2004 3:54 pm
there are e. indians in ottawa??skanji wrote:microwave. i sh!t you not.
Nov 23rd, 2004 5:03 pm
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Nov 23rd, 2004 5:22 pm
Uh, there are East and West Indians ( migrated to the Carribean like 200 years ago ).porphyra wrote:Wtf is East Indian, dude?
Nov 23rd, 2004 5:30 pm
I know what East and West Indians are. And of course, there are your Red Indians as well..It was a remark to the fact that we should stop using Archaic terms like such.Mentos wrote:Uh, there are East and West Indians ( migrated to the Carribean like 200 years ago ).
Nov 23rd, 2004 6:08 pm
porphyra wrote:I know what East and West Indians are. And of course, there are your Red Indians as well..It was a remark to the fact that we should stop using Archaic terms like such.
Indians are only from India.
I know a lot of people from the caribbean, and not one of them likes to be called a west Indian. You are Jamaican, Trinidadian (maybe Trini can shed some light) or Grenadian etc. You can then have Indian or African ancestry. But after 4-5 generations, it is not fair to still associate them as such.
BTW..For rice recipies, I had written a while back on Basmati rice. See this post
Nov 23rd, 2004 6:14 pm
Nov 23rd, 2004 6:23 pm
I guess the point you make is true, when looked at from a cultural context. Especially with the rice bitMentos wrote:Well, you need to look at the cultural context for which this thread was created. Dude asked how East Indians ( ie. people from Southeastern Asia -> Includes India/SriLanka/etc ) cooked rice.
Like you mentioned, people from the Carribean are not necessarily Indian ( there's Whites/Blacks/Indians/Hispanics ), but there's still a "West Indian" culture there with a unique cuisine. It's not really synonymic to Carribean cuisine, nor is it limited to Trinidadian cuisine.
Sidenote: My father is from Trinidad, and always refers to the "West Indies" as the place he was born/rasied/worked/etc ( even in his memoirs ), so your point about what people don't like to be called is moot.
Nov 23rd, 2004 6:24 pm
How do you use a pressure cooker? I always fear that I will end up making a paste of my rice.the watcher wrote:we use to use pressure cooker...
but recently we got those steam pots
Nov 23rd, 2004 6:41 pm
Yea, that definitely may be it, since he's a senior.porphyra wrote:About you dad referring calling himself "West Indian", then I guess it may be more of a current generation thing.