Southern Fried Asian: Perry Yung

On a new episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith is joined by one of the stars of the HBO Max series Warrior, Perry Yung.

Perry kicks off the podcast talking about his family moving to Texarkana, Texas to run a Chinese restaurant when he was a child (1:00). Then, he and Keith talk about how the Oscar-nominated film Minari resonated with them as Asian Americans who grew up in the rural South (14:00) and how opportunities to tell Asian American stories have changed since he started acting in the 1990s (17:30) before they return to Perry’s childhood in Texas and how he dealt with other people’s bigotry (23:00). Later, he shares what it means to be part of of Bruce Lee’s legacy in the cast of Warrior (26:30) and working with first-time director Eddie Huang on his debut film, Boogie (34:30). Finally, Perry reveals what his favorite dishes at his family’s restaurant were (39:00).

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Our official theme music is the song “Top Down” by ChopsTimothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.

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