Because this country was built on the back of immigrants and continues to exist on the tradition of bastardizing cultural foods.
I have no idea how to make a stir fry. I don't have a wok. I had to ask G how to cook brown rice. But G wanted a stir fry, and here it is. I think it came out pretty well.
The brown rice was started separately first. For the stir fry itself, I started with garlic, ginger, and onion, moved on to broccoli, carrot, and red cabbage, followed by cubed tofu and finally baby bok choy. Seasoned with soy sauce and topped with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds. Now I'm stuffed, and that's the American way.
Have a good July 4th eve. I will leave you with this awesome photo of Redman shopping for fireworks in Pennsylvania (legal!) that graced the cover of the New York Times today. Ha!