Armenians are everywhere – even China.
About 200 Armenians are living and working in China – a VERY tiny minority considering China’s population of over 1.3 BILLION as of mid-2008. Undeterred by the size of their community, Armenians are becoming an important part of the world’s most-populated country.
I was reading the eNewsletter of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church when I came across an article about the first Armenian baptisms in China held on July 9th of this year. The elaborate event was hosted by Harout and Liza Sert, to celebrate the baptisms of their children Enza and Aaron. Originally from France, the Sert family came to China to run a number of factories that produce jewelry for the European market.
The Very Rev. Fr. Khoren Hovhannisyan, pastor of the Armenians in India and manager of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, officiated.
The family posted photos of the event on a site, http://www.chinahay.com/. I was curious to see what was served at the dinner. Armenian cuisine? Chinese? Unfortunately, there weren’t enough food-photos to tell.
What do you think the menu was?