Khin Mai Aung

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Khin Mai Aung (@khinmai) totes her tiffin in Brooklyn, New York. She has written about Asian American issues in publications such as the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Salon. 

 

A Tale of a Tiffin

Unpacking a Burmese American Lunchbox

One morning, after noticing my tin lunchbox, a coworker exclaimed, “Hey, a lot of people use that lunchbox in India! It’s called a tiffin.” My tiffin is a conversation starter, sparking many an unexpected, pleasant conversation with friends and strangers alike. Some notice it because they’ve never seen one.