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Conan tries Korean food

Published: 10.06.2017
Level 3   |   Time: 3:10
Accent: American
Source: Conan O'Brien

Steven Yeun "teaches" Conan O'Brien about various types of food at a Korean restaurant.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • naked [adj] - no clothes
  • thrilled [adj] - excited
  • have no idea [exp] - not know
  • a delicatessen [n] - a deli - where you can buy sandwiches and salads
  • uncertainty [n] - not being sure
  • Anthony Bourdain [p] - a famous food expert in the U.S.
  • counter-intuitive [adj] - not logical

[n] - noun,  [p] - person  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture
Conan Steven
  • Conan O'Brien is a famous talk show host in the U.S.
  • Steven Yeun is a Korean-American actor.

triangle Questions

  1. Why is Steven Yeun with Conan?
    They are best friends.
    They met on the street.
    Steven is Conan's guide in Korea.

  2. What special experience did Conan and Steven share together?
    They were in a movie together.
    They were naked together.
    They got the same Korean tattoo.

  3. How much did Conan pay to win the stuffed animal?
    2000 won
    13 000 won
    65 000 won

  4. What type of food are they eating?
    modern Korean food
    fusion Korean food
    traditional Korean food

  5. Which type food does Conan recognize?
    fish cakes
    potato salad
    kimchi soup

  6. Where does Conan think it came from?
    from a Jewish deli
    from Anthony Bourdain
    from Steven's mother

  7. What ingredients are in Korean pancakes?
    flour and berries
    potatoes and bacon
    whatever Steven's mother puts in them

  8. Why does Steven's voice get so high?
    He is unsure.
    He is nervous.
    He is angry.

  9. Why type of soup are they eating?
    kimchi soup
    tomato soup
    chicken soup

  10. Why does Conan talk about the big spoon?
    He thinks the spoon is beautiful.
    He is surprised a by how big the spoon is.
    He is teasing Steven for his lack of knowledge.

  11. Whose way of eating is better?
    Steven's way
    Conan's way

triangle Script

When in Korea, it's best to have a guide who really knows the country. Fortunately, I have such a friend. Steven Yeun, we've been naked together, and as close as two men can be.
Yeah. I'm excited to show you the country. Maybe...
They're thrilled we're here, just thrilled. Let's go.
Oh my god. Oh my god, oh my god.
Hold on.
No, why did it do that?
It let it go on purpose.
Hold on, we got another one. Why?
Come on, come on.
I am now about to enjoy a traditional Korean meal. Steven, can you tell me what these dishes are?
Um, yes.
You don't seem to know. Do you know what this is? What's that for example?
I mean, I've seen it, that's uh...
Seriously, you have no idea?
So it looks like rice.
Yeah? You're my cultural ambassador. What are you doing?
I just eat it.
No, listen I'm Irish--That's potato salad.
Yes, I know potato salad.
Yeah, that's good.
This was a Jewish delicatessen about 15 minutes ago. Those look like pancakes of some kind.
Yes, yes, Korean pancakes, pajeon.
Yup, has whatever my mom puts in it, I dunno. I just eat it. And then that is... fish cakes?
Why'd your voice get so high?
Is this a soup?
This is kimchi gungmul, or byul kimchi, or one of those things, which is essentially kimchi water.
Right. You're sort of like Anthony Bourdain, if he knew absolutely nothing. This is you. I believe this a spoon of some? Maybe a spoon, maybe a fork? It could be a knife?
Okay, let's not talk about the food you know nothing about. We will eat the food he knows nothing about.
Try like this.
Oh, with spoon.
No that's... not how you use...
Don't I have to use...
No, you can use your hand. This is counter-intuitive to most... You sort of...
You lose, I win. Our ways are different, but who's to say which one is better?
Yeah, that's a better way.

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