- aI'm glad we came here. This is really delicious!
- bI was worried you would think it was too far to drive.
- aWell, it's true I've never driven two hours just to get lunch.But really, I think it's worth it.
- bI think if you try some more authentic Chinese food,you might understand how we students from Taiwan suffer.
- aHow do you mean "suffer"?
- bI mean, in Milwaukee there is no good Chinese food.So we miss the food in Taiwan too much.Sometimes we just have to drive down here to Chicago to find something better.
- aEven in the winter?
- bYes, even in the winter.
- aAnd even if it takes two hours, huh?
- bWhy not? I've been craving good food for three weeks now.I'm too sick of hamburgers and pizza!
- aWell, this really is delicious, I have to admit.I can understand better now why you and your friends are always whining.
- bDon't tease me! Good food is really important to Chinese!
- aI know. I can see that. This is what is called "dim sum," right?
- bYes, all these dishes are different "dim sum" dishes.You can't find this kind of thing except for in a few cities in America.
- aSo when you Chinese think of Chinatown,you mostly think of food. Is that right?
- bOf course.I will try to buy some things at the Asian grocery down the block too.Then I can do a little cooking in my apartment.
- aAnd maybe we can go to a good Italian restaurant for dinner, after the museum.Chicago has some great Italian restaurants.
- bNo way!
- aWhat do you mean?
- bWe're going up to the "new" Chinatown for dinner.I already know where we're going to go.
- aAlright, alright. I am happy to try more Chinese food.Will it be dim sum again?
- bNo, dim sum is usually eaten around lunch time,or sometimes closer to breakfast.We'll try more Taiwanese style up at the "new" Chinatown.
- aTaiwanese style? Isn't dim sum Taiwanese style?
- bNo, dim sum is more Cantonese style.But of course you can buy it in Taiwan.
- aI wonder if you can cook things this good.
- bI'm a great cook actually. You will see.