The term Jook Sing translates to Hollow Bamboo and is a slang that refers to an American Born Chinese (ABC).
Bamboo is hollow and compartmentalized, thus water poured in one end does not flow out of the other end. The metaphor is that Jook Sings are not part of either culture: water within the jook sing does not flow and connect to either end.
We are First, Second and Third generation Jook Sings. We identify with this term in a positive way. Growing up in Boston's Chinatown, we were raised with our parents' cultural and heritage backgrounds but also adapted to our American surroundings. We got the best of both worlds. We get to break all the stereo types!
Here at Jook Sing Cafe we feel it is important to offer the best of both worlds and to make our customers feel welcomed. We offer Traditional Chinese dishes, "American" comfort food and a mixture of goodness.