Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. For the millions of expats living in the U.S., Thanksgiving is a time to experiment with new dishes and meld the traditions of their homeland with the many tastes of America. Below, expat L-atitude team members share their plans for their own iterations of Thanksgiving.
Hong Kong native Alisa Ng?the CEO and founder of L-atitude?is snapping up a deep-fried turkey from her favorite Brooklyn eatery Jive Turkey and mixing traditional Chinese vegetable side dishes with her meal to create a pan-Asian feast for other friends from Bangladesh and India.
Buyer Devina Vadera Bhandari?who was born in New Delhi?is cooking up a delicious curry made with organic turkey. She?s also replacing traditional stuffing with breads from her native land and finishing off the meal with Indian sweets left over from last week?s Devali holiday.
Craving your own exotic twist on traditional Thanksgiving fare? NYC?s top chefs are serving up Thanksgiving dishes with a decidedly worldly twist. Here are two of our favorites. Happy Thanksgiving!
Through Sunday, November 25, China Latina?s Julieta Ballesteros is fusing the beloved flavors of Thanksgiving with her restaurant?s heralded Asian and Latin American cuisine. In honor of Turkey Day, turkey mole wonton tacos ($18) and pork and kimchee tamales ($13) will appear on the menu.
For a French take on Thanksgiving, head to Benoit, a bistro offering a full slate of richly flavored Thanksgiving dishes. From 11:45 AM to 9 PM on the holiday, the restaurant will be putting on a decadent Thanksgiving supper featuring a twice-baked cheese souffl?, turkey filled with foie gras and chestnuts, and spiced baked apples served ? la mode.