How did Thai and Japanese food achieve the "premium" immigrant food status with middle-class customers from the get go?

How did Thai and Japanese food achieve the "premium" immigrant food status with middle-class customers from the get go? Other "immigrant food" all start as working class food.
>Mexican
>Chinese
>Italian
>Greek
>Indian
>Arabic

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cause japs are cucks and will spend 200 hours making a edible wax flower (that gives you diarrhea)

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Indian food can get pretty premium.

    My theory would be. Those other groups arrived in America a century ago, and had to adapt their cuisine to a very limited American palate. Thai and Indians started immigrating en masse more recently, after America's tastes had diversified. They didnt need to change their cuisine as much, so its more authentic and therefore seems more high-status.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese have an amazing PR game.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on when it was introduced to foreign audiences. Japanese food became more of a thing during the 80s and was eaten at first by businessmen. Mexican, chinese, italian, greek, indian and arabic were introduced earlier and usually sold to poor people.
    Dunno enough about thai food but I always felt it wasn't seen as fancy, just something "exotic" millennials could eat to look interesting.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Dunno enough about thai food
      Their government has this policy of incentivizing their people to establish Thai restaurants all over the world which is why it took off real quick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is the correct answer. Thai and Japanese cuisine were both elevated by food critics and tastemakers in the 70s and 80s in the US. Japanese food for the elegance and Thai food for the balance of all five tastes (four if you don’t believe in umami).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the thai government has some strange certification system with int'l chefs, like one anon mentioned

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Outside of the UK and Ireland, Indian food is seen as a premium option by most people.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In the US it's basically cheaper than McDonald's but no one wants to eat it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Indian shops are seen as dirt cheap and usually rat-infested, shops doing an american version of indian food are the higher quality.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Average thai restaurants in the west
    >Thai woman marries rich farang
    >Thai woman wants to open a restaurant
    >Farang shoulders the budget and makes the restaurant look nice
    >This creates the perception of posh food
    Average chinese/kebab places in the west
    >Wong/Ahmed came over on their own
    >Have to break their backs working labor jobs to save just enough money to open a hole in the wall
    >Charge low cost for fast and filling food for fellow laborers

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because thai food is fairly cheap, simple and filling, while Japanese sushi is not bery filling, relatively complicated and difficult to make and expensive as frick compared to most other ethnic food.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "Thai food" in Sweden has the reputation as "Thai-Swedish" buffet slop, like how "Chinese-American" food is in the US.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Even the Michelin star guide admitted they didn't understand the appeal of Japanese food

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese cuisine is not an immigrant cuisine in most of the world

      Explain why Japanese restaurants have the 2nd most Michelin stars after French restaurants then?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Explain why Japanese restaurants have the 2nd most Michelin stars after French restaurants then?
        gee i wonder why a tire company would promote a far eastern country
        naive lil shit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's because Japanese cuisine is the closest to French haute cuisine in spirit which is what appeals to Michelin inspectors
          French chefs love Japanese cuisine and although it shouldn't be the case, the bias unfortunately does lead to French taste affecting which restaurants are judged well

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I should add that the veneration goes both ways, Japanese chefs love French haute cuisine

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These days I prefer thai over japanese. Even with sushi. I just want the crappy not fresh fish. I don't need all the rice filler and sauces.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I just want the crappy not fresh fish. I don't need all the rice filler and sauces.
      Lucky for you sashimi exists. Order that instead of sushi.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Order? You can just buy it frozen from the grocery store dirt cheap. Sashimi grade is a lie

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like an Amerigay problem. In Australia sushi rolls and Thai food are the most default low-level takeaway you get from a food courtdelivery apps.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "Thai" food is the default sit-down dinner place in Malaysia. The standard meal for 2-4 people that costs RM80 is a sweet & sour fried grouper, seafood tomyam soup, fried eggs, mixed veges, fried squid, rice and sweet drinks.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese food got big in the 80s and 90s. At that time, Japan was the technofuturistic #2 largest economy in the world, known for skyscrapers, anime, and slick gadgets. All those other places were irrelevant shitholes (except Italy, but it had been a shithole when Italian food was first introduced).

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you havin a giggle ere?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why not just tell us where you live? you have a very skewed perspective of America. or you are role-playing.

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