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01/03/2014 05:23 EST | Updated 03/05/2014 05:59 EST

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Nelson Cho isn't just Chinese-American. He's Chinese-Cuban-Peruvian-American. Which means he grew up on the shredded beef dish ropa vieja, the fried chicken called chicharrones de pollo, and other Cuban specialties.

"We ate mostly Cuban or Spanish growing up," says 40-year-old Cho, whose family founded the Peruvian-Chinese restaurant Flor de Mayo in New York.

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