Confused about Fusion?
In today’s modern society, the world has become more interconnected than ever before. With rapid developments in technology the globe has transformed into an integrated web of cultures, with the line of segregation between cultures growing smaller. The definition of what makes an individual culture is no longer clear, and various factors that make up cultures, such as music, languages, and even food have blended and formed new hybrid cultures, fusion cultures.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word Fusion can be defined as “The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.” In a world as diverse as ours, the single entity of food can bring people and cultures. together. Ever find yourself torn between a choice of two cuisines? That’s something you won’t have to worry about for long, cuisines have now expanded past Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and become American-Chinese, Italian-Japanese and Mexican-Korean.
This definition closely resonates with me as have always felt that I, myself, am a blend of cultures resulting in a single entity. As a ethnically Indian, British passport holder, who was born and raised in Hong Kong and now attends college in Atlanta, I have never been able to pinpoint a specific origin for myself. I have always considered myself a blend of various cultures and traditions and want others to be able to experience the beauty of fusion without any confusion. “Fused not Confused” serves as an outlet for me to explore the mixtures of cuisines I have experienced in my life, and as a portal for recipes for people with my similar upbringing. It encompasses the current trend of fusion foods, exploring various cuisine combinations through restaurant reviews and recipes.
The restaurant reviews cover a wide range of restaurants around the globe such as Hong Kong based restaurants and Atlanta based restaurants. Some examples of these include Little Bao (Chinese/American fusion located in Hong Kong), TaKorea (Mexican/Korean Fusion located in Hong Kong), and BoruBoru (Japanese/Mexican fusion located in Atlanta).