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Pan-Asian Cuisine in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg restaurant scene has changed greatly over the past fifty years, and, within the past thirty, many diverse types of cuisine have arrived in the area.  Our research this semester focused on the evolution of pan-Asian cuisine in Williamsburg and explored several important questions: what is the history of pan-Asian cuisine in the greater Williamsburg area, what clientele do these restaurants serve, and how do these restaurants interact with students and the College of William and Mary?

Definition of the term "pan-Asian" as we use it in our research: any cuisine from a culture originating from the greater continent of Asia including, but not limited to, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Indian.

This website is maintained by Chris Pugliese and Liz Budrionis and is part of the Williamsburg Documentary Project at the College of William and Mary.