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First Stop On The 7 - Helen You

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    ♪ (soft piano music) ♪
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    When I lived in Flushing,
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    I realized there was not enough
    dumpling places,
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    so I said to myself, "Maybe some day
    I can open a dumpling house here."
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    ♪ (music) ♪
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    (train announcer)
    This is Flushing Main Street.
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    My name is Helen You,
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    I'm the chef and owner
    of Dumpling Galaxy
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    and Tian Jin Dumpling House.
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    (street noise)
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    My parents, they are the first generation
    of college graduates.
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    In 1957, there was
    a Chinese political movement
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    called Anti-Rightists Movement.
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    All the intellectuals were encouraged
    to criticize the government
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    or make suggestions to the government
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    and both my parents spoke up.
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    My father was in a labor camp
    since then, for 22 years.
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    My family was labeled as a bad family,
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    I couldn't go out to play
    with other friends,
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    I stayed at home with my mom
    and grandma watching them cooking.
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    That's how I get started
    to get interested in cooking.
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    I used to get so fascinated watching them.
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    It was not so easy
    to learn to make dumplings.
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    It was a little hard,
    I gave up many times.
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    My mom encouraged me to
    don't give up, to try it again and again.
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    "You will be there."
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    Then, that was true, I got there.
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    I learned how.
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    ♪ (gentle music throughout) ♪
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    ♪ (end of music) ♪
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    My favorite dumpling is pork with chives
    since I was a little child
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    and will never change, probably.
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    (sound of plane)
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    In 1979, my father got back home
    and I decided to come to America.
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    I decided to attend college first.
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    After I graduated from college,
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    I worked for large American corporations
    as a tax accountant.
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    I like to make dumplings for my family.
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    And making dumplings together
    is such a sweet memory from my childhood.
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    ♪ (nostalgic music) ♪
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    Then I came up with the idea
    to open a small stall
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    -- Tianjin Dumpling House --
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    to sell a few types of dumplings.
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    That's my dream,
    that's really where my passion is,
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    what I'm good at, and what I like to do.
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    Immediately, I got a positive feedback
    from all the customers.
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    In a way my customers in Flushing
    lead me to make more and more dumplings.
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    Then when I got more demand,
    I set up Dumpling Galaxy.
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    When Pete Wells wrote a review
    about the Dumpling Galaxy,
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    people lined up in my restaurant
    waiting for two hours to get in.
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    I was very surprised and shocked.
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    This is Chinese spinach.
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    I always purchase all my fresh produce
    and fresh meat from local supermarkets.
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    I feel it's my responsibility
    to support the Flushing community.
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    I'm very proud to work in Flushing,
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    to come to Flushing every day,
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    to be part of Flushing.
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    (sound of train running)
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    Subtitles by Jenny Lam-Chowdhury
    www.eatingwithmyfivesenses.com
Titel:
First Stop On The 7 - Helen You
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Video Language:
English
Team:
Eating With My Five Senses
Projekt:
FIRST STOP ON THE 7 - SERIES
Duration:
05:26

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