Michelle Yeoh & More Share Cultural Traditions for AAPI Heritage Month

Cultural preservation can take as many forms as festivals or as little as one meal.

At Gold House’s inaugural Gold Gala, May 21st saw the stars of South Asian, Pacific Islander (APISA), and Asian (Gold House) celebrities. Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Chloe Kim and Mindy Kaling were honored. They shared the favorite parts of their culture.

“I’m such a foodie,” Chloe said. “My mom will always make me amazing Korean dishesAnd seaweed soup is a big Korean tradition on your birthday and I think on the new year, too.

Gold medal Olympic snowboarder, said that her mom would always bring seaweed soup to celebrate my birthday. She’d stress about the previous day. Her reaction was, “Oh my goodness, I need to make seaweed broth!” It is your birthday tomorrow. That’s what I love.” 

Henry also shared with us that the Iban tribe of Malaysia has an annual harvest festival that brings people together.