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Welcome Home Michael, Your Country Thanks You 
November 15, 2015 
3 hour performance with performers Christine JN Kim, Joeun Aatchim, Juntae TJ Hwang, Katie Lee, Kim Junsung 

Food is served in the following order : 
- Spam Musubi from Hawaii 
- Taco rice from Okinawa, Japan 
- American Fried rice from Thailand 
- Corned beef rice from the Philippines 
- Army base stew from South Korea 

Each dish is named after the symbolic military base of the region or country where the dish was created. Before eating, the audience is briefly provided with information about each dish by performers. 


Army Garrison Hawaii
l Spam, Rice, Furikake, Soy sauce

Camp Hansen
l Minced beef, Tomato, Lettuce, American cheese, Short-grain rice

Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base
l Bacon, Rice, Tomato, Egg, Pineapple, Catsup

Subic Bay Naval Station
l Corned beef, Tomato, Potato, Jasmine rice

Camp Humphreys
l Spam, Sausage, Baked beans, Kimchi, Gochujang, American cheese

Born under the influence of Pax Americana, these fusion foods reveal their existence by leaving their hometown and returning to America. Would their existence be welcomed like the US soldiers who returned home after dispatch? 


© 2021 Jiwoon Yoon