Foreign Foods Shaped Food Culture in Copenhagen

By Hanzhang Xu

It is easy to find foreign foods restaurants else than the traditional ones in the streets of Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark.

“I think it’s (having many foreign foods restaurant) a good thing, it’s part of being a multicultural city,” said Sidsel Stoustrup, who is a 27 years old law student from Copenhagen.

Sirilak Sopprasong was born in the Philippines but has come to Denmark at the age of 7 for more than 20 years. She thinks that the traditional Danish foods are not that attractive so the Danish people do embrace the foods from all over the world.

“Comparing to Asian foods, the traditional Danish foods don’t have that much flavor,” said Sopprasong, “it’s more like bread and stuff.”

But this doesn’t mean the traditional Danish foods are being taken place by foreign foods.

“I don’t think the foreign foods culture is invading the Danish culture,” said Alex Liang, who is a Danish-born Chinese working in a Taiwanese bubble tea shop.

According to Liang, Danish people are open-minded to take in the foreign culture, but also, they keep their tradition well.

(Taste of Taiwan, one of the most famous bubble tea shops in Copenhagen)

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Sidsel Stoustrup

Sirilak Sopprasong

Alex Liang