Importation & Adaptation
Crossroads of TastebudsA Gastronomic Example of Indianization in Myanmar and SEAsia
April 9, 2019
Curry's OriginsTracing back the spices' steps
These recordings seems to emphasize the necessity of incorporating leaves from the curry tree into the dish.
These early renderings of curry were either wet curries-like sauces- or dry curries- like a fine powder. (Possehl)
Introduction of Curry to SEAA Blend of Cultures, Just As Much As Spices
The Modern Age of CurryConvenience, Convenience, Convenience
Dissecting the PackageDesign
The Halal SymbolA Logo of Acceptance?
The gravity of this harmony can be seen in the halal ( حلال) logo in the top right corner.
Halal is the Arabic word for permissible, meaning that for Muslims, this food is clean to eat and follows the strict dietary guidelines specified in the Quran.
Many products with throw on the halal logo on their packaging, however, simply to reel in the largest possible consumer market for their product. This is done out of mere capitalist intentions, not because they necessarily value racial harmony. (HMC)
Hajji Myin U (ဟာဂျီဦးမြင့်ဦး)His Name & the Weight It Carries
Hajji, an Arabic honorific, is given to Muslims who are able to, who have successfully completed their Hajj, a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
His name is an indicator of his faith, so any Muslim shoppers can take solace in the fact that his product keeps into consideration their duty to adhere Islamic law to the best of their ability.
My brief interview with the shopkeeper & a customer
Works Cited & Further Reading
“Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya Koenigii).” Heritage Garden, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), heritagegarden.uic.edu/curry-leaf-tree-murraya-koenigii.
“Fraud in the Halal Food Industry.” Halal Monitoring Committee, 14 Dec. 2018, halalhmc.org/news/flashback-food-fraud-fraud-in-the-halal-food-industry/.
Majumdar, R. C. Hindu Colonies in the Far East. South Asia Books, 1991.
Thiha. “What's New,...” Consult, Consult-Myanmar Co Ltd, 8 Mar. 2018, consult-myanmar.com/2018/03/08/whats-new-copycat/.
Ruthven, Malise. Islam: a Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2000.