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News 9’s Sassy Mama observes positive aspects of colonization while enjoying a bánh mi…

"Colonization's Never Great, But..."

3:36 PM EDT on May 4, 2023

Thanks to the influx of Vietnamese residents who immigrated here in the 70s and 80s, Oklahoma City is home to a large and thriving Vietnamese population that serves up some of the best Vietnamese food on this side of the Pacific.

Well, at least that’s what they say in publications like the NY Times

I guess someone at News 9’s got wind of this, so they sent their foodie Caryn “Sassy Momma” Ross – the wife of the famed Fat Jack sports gambler – down to Rivière Modern Bánh Mì to try some Vietnamese food in honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

As the owners of Rivière – the Nguyen family of Jimmy’s Egg fame – looked on, she bit into a hand-crafted mouthwatering Bánh Mì sandwich that looked so tasty and delicious it made me want to bite into my computer screen. 

After marveling at the taste and wonders of the treat, she gathered herself, complimented the aioli, and then spouted out the first bizarre combination of words that came to mind…

Yep, that’s right – “Colonization’s never great, but they did bring French bread.

Those are some wise words indeed. Obviously, that Sassy Momma’s been reading up on the “Effects of French Colonial rule on Vietnam” over at Britannica.

Seriously though, WTF?! Even Ryan Walters would say that's an odd thing to spout on live television. Let’s hope News 9 doesn’t send the Sassy Momma to check out some Indigenous Tacos at the next Tavf fundraiser, or we may hear her say something like “Hey, being forcibly removed from your land and taken to reservations to live poor and penniless isn’t great, but it did provide the ingredients for fry bread!” 

Anyway, with it being Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, there are a wide variety of events taking place that you should probably attend. You should check them out, or just go grab a sandwich at Rivière Modern Bánh Mì. There's a good chance you may see me in line.

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