NextShark asked stars at the 20th Unforgettable Gala in Beverly Hills, California, to choose one dish to save and three to eliminate for the rest of their lives from sushi, hot pot, KBBQ or dim sum.
Here is how they responded:
An honoree of the gala, social media influencer and content creator Rock was the recipient of the Digital Influencer Award.
“This is so problematic. You know I could get canceled over this? Oh my god, I’m going to get canceled for this. It doesn’t even matter what I answer. I would say dim sum…is that the most popular answer?”
Comedian, “Good Trouble” actor and host of last year’s gala, Sherry Cola said: “I think I’m saving hot pot. Nothing more I love than some bamboo, some lamb … oooh with the satay sauce, oooh …”
Actor, comedian and first Filipino to host the gala Eugene Cordero said: “One of these has to go forever? Uhh … only one? OK. I’m going to keep dim sum.”
Cast to play Zuko in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” Dallas Liu chose hot pot.
“Bling Empire” star Kevin Kreider said: “Save one? Sushi. Aghh … that’s the only one?!”
Kelly Mi Li
Fellow “Bling Empire” star Kelly Mi Li didn’t even need to hear the other options before immediately choosing hot pot.
“Fresh Off the Boat” star Hudson Yang answered just as quickly, choosing sushi.
“Quantum Leap” star Raymond Lee answered: “Saving means that it needs to be kept so hot pot.”
“Partner Track” star Desmond Chiam said: “Dim sum. It’s gotta be dim sum.”
Rosalie Chiang of “Turning Red” contemplated three options the most before ultimately choosing sushi: “Hot pot is something that brings my family together. KBBQ is something that brings my friends together. But sushi has been my favorite food since I was 7.”
Food content creator Steven Lim gave a thoughtful answer: “Sorry guys, it’s sushi. I could eat that everyday. You get variety with dim sum so I can see that as my second. KBBQ, lots of other cultures have similar things to KBBQ, so that’s in last place for sure. Hot pot, I’m down for, that’s my Thanksgiving meal, but it’s sushi all day.
The “Kung Fu” cast members argued with one another.
Shannon: “Hot pot.”
Eddie: “Hot pot goes because it’s a bit unhygienic for me. Saving one? This is a ridiculous question.
Shannon: “It’s messed up.”
Ben: “Sushi. Sushi for Ben Levin.”
Shannon: I keep sushi, and hot pot has to go — no, I keep hot pot, and uhh — Oh no! Nevermind. I’m not answering this question.
Eddie: “I’m gonna keep dim sum.”
“Everything Everything All at Once” star Stephanie Hsu chose to play her own game with the choices: F*ck, marry, kill.
“I know you gave me rules, but I’m gonna break them because that’s just how I am. I’m gonna marry hot pot, I’m gonna F sushi and I’m gonna kill dim sum. Dim sum, I like it, but I don’t love it. Hot pot, sushi and KBBQ, honestly, they just make me nourished. Dim sum, I’m like I want maybe an egg tart, I don’t need 7,000 options.”
So the final verdict?
Dim Sum: 4
Hot pot: 4
Stephanie Hsu: Marry hot pot, f*ck sushi, kill dim sum.
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