And Here is Your 8-Minute Primer on Beijing Cuisine With an All-Knowing Grandma

The real story of hot and sour soup and more, starring rapper Awkwafina

By Max Falkowitz

Published on September 2, 2016

Quick: How many Chinese dishes can you name from the city of Beijing.

Peking duck? Sure.

Jianbing? Perhaps.

Beyond that? Well, pay attention and learn something.

Here's a lesson from from an expert: Queens-based rapper Nora Lum, a.k.a. Awkwafina and her authority: her grandmother, a.k.a. Grandmafina. In a video produced by the Fung Brothers ([finalists in this year's Blog Awards), the two take us on an impressive tour of Beijing food, from a crunchy potato salad to real-deal hot and sour soup to the home-cooking classic of tomatoes with eggs.

This is what every "cooking with grandma" experience should be.

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