American Kids Try Chinese Food
Promise no peeking, and I'll let you know when to open your eyes.
Dim Sum: Char Siu Bao and Shumai
No peeking. All right, open your eyes.
Yeah, all I see is a basket and chopsticks.
You know what they call that?
Do you know what this is called? What's it called, then?
You almost got it.
Okay, my sister does this way. She does that.
Have you ever had dim sum?
What do you mean "well, yeah"?
Because I eat them all the time in China. Right, Mommy?
Have you been to China?
Oh! What should I do with him? Should we put him...should we put him in the make-him-smart jail? Well, of course we do. Especially if you talk Chinese.
Who talks Chinese?
He does know.
Oh, it has chocolate in it. What is that? No, what is that? Is that meat? Yeah, it's meat.
Hold on, hold on, hold on.
Why don't you split it in half? Break it apart in half.
Some kind of poo?
What do you think of people who can't use chopsticks?
I feel bad for them, but I hope one day they learn. If they ask me to teach...I'm out.
Lunch: Zongzi and Jellyfish Salad
Now, can we look?
This looks bad.
I'm eating paper now?
Hey, Mom, remember this? Yeah. Yeah! Yeah, yeah.
Oh, it's rice. Oh, it's meat. Oh, ha ha.
You said bamboo, right?
Bamboo leaves. You don't eat that. It's just wrapped in...
Is there a panda here?
Is there a what?
Get a panda.
Give me my dum—you ate my dumpling? You ate it? I can't stand him. This guy. I can't stand him.
Want to have a bite?
Wait, is it seriously jellyfish?
Oh. It's a vegetable, isn't it?
Nope. The whole thing. Okay, I lied to you. It is jellyfish. Jellyfish salad. Your favorite.
Enough of these lies.
Jellyfish does not even have hearts or brains. That's what makes them crazy. And how can they even move without brains?
This is lotus leaf wrap—don't you like it? Grandma always makes it.
No, thank you.
It's sweet. Take a bite.
Take a bite. It's very good.
I said I don't want any. I don't want any. I said I don't want any. So you stop!
I'll get you a toy if you take a bite.
You owe me one.
That thing is alive. The jellyfish. The jellyfish.
Dinner: Peking Duck and Barbecue Pork
Open your eyes.
What is that?
I am so happy.
It looks like a twisted arm. A twisted baby's arm.
Well, it looks like...duck head. Duck head.
Aah! You have scarred me for life.
I opened my eyes, and I see a dead duck staring right at me.
That's a duck head. Can you see it?
You guys tricked me on this one.
Everybody look alive! We have duck heads here. Anybody want to eat a duck head, shark, anything? Oh my gosh...gross.
I can't believe this is a duck head.
Murderer. I hated the duck head.
Its head is cut off.