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Southern Fried Asian: Dr. Benjamin Ha

Southern Fried Asian’s month-long series of food episodes continues with a special Comic-Con conversation with nutrition specialist, and North Carolina native, Dr. Benjamin Ha!

In the halls of the San Diego Convention Center, Dr. Ha tells Keith about his family’s love of Comic-Con (1:45) and how he defines being a nerd (3:00). He also talks about growing up in rural North Carolina (8:00) and explains why he chose to become a physician (13:00) and focuses on nutrition (16:00). Then, Keith asks about his viral “Baby Got Kale” video (20:00) and their mutual love for Hamilton (24:30). Later, Dr. Ha describes what it was like trying to find Asian food in a small, rural town (27:30) and helps Keith understand why American food choices are often so unhealthy (32:45) before sharing food memories of Carolina BBQ and Bojangles (36:00).

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Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

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