Now this is the way to make a name for yourself. Melanie Haupt:
A local food truck called White Girl Asian Food recently came under fire when blogger Angry Asian Man called out the trailer for what he deemed an offensive name and its “oblivious tone-deaf white privilege.
Got your attention, right?
The original name, Com Bun Yeu, implies traditional Vietnamese fare. When rebranding, I wanted to get the point across that our goal was not to make traditional Asian food. I am a white girl cooking my rendition of Asian cuisine. Couldn’t think of a name that was more honest and straight to the point.
Agreed. If you’re offended, take a chill pill.