Frietchinees has been voted the Flemish word of the 2012.
It means a “Chinese fryer” and describes the rise of non-Belgians who cook up the national staple of french fries.
42 year old Xiandong Zhao told the De Morgen newspaper that “running a Chinese restaurant had become too difficult" and he now owns several outlets. Meanwhile Ming Cheng and Benny Wu (pictured) won a "fryer of the year" award for 2012. "It’s proof that Chinese can make tasty fries” Cheng told the Belang Van Lommel.
However estimates suggest only 1% of Belgium’s 5,000 frietkots are run by those of Chinese origin. Eddy Van Belle, the director of Brugge’s frietmuseum, says Turkish and Moroccan immigrants probably account for many more.

Frietchinees has been voted the Flemish word of the 2012.

It means a “Chinese fryer” and describes the rise of non-Belgians who cook up the national staple of french fries.

42 year old Xiandong Zhao told the De Morgen newspaper that “running a Chinese restaurant had become too difficult" and he now owns several outlets. Meanwhile Ming Cheng and Benny Wu (pictured) won a "fryer of the year" award for 2012. "It’s proof that Chinese can make tasty fries” Cheng told the Belang Van Lommel.

However estimates suggest only 1% of Belgium’s 5,000 frietkots are run by those of Chinese origin. Eddy Van Belle, the director of Brugge’s frietmuseum, says Turkish and Moroccan immigrants probably account for many more.

(Source: hbvl.be)

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