Stephen: Hi there. This is China Town, right in the centre of London. This is one of London’s most exciting areas. The streets are full of Chinese shops, Chinese restaurants and markets.
Ashlie: It’s my birthday today and we have got some friends coming over to ours tonight for a special meal and Stephen has kindly agreed to cook us all some Chinese food.
Stephen: And hopefully today, I’ll be picking up some great cooking tips and some fresh ingredients.
Ashlie: Wow! This place is amazing. Look at this, Stephen. I don’t even know what half of this stuff is.
Stephen: Yeah - what do you think this is?
Ashlie: I don’t know, but I hope you’re getting some ideas for the meal tonight.
Stephen: Yeah, absolutely. I’m getting great ideas for tonight. Come on, I know a great restaurant that does really good Dim Sum.
Ashlie: Dim Sum. What’s Dim Sum?
Ashlie: This looks incredible. Is this what you’re planning to cook tonight, Stephen?
Stephen: Let’s go inside and try a few things.
Ashlie: Hmmm. I can’t wait to try some of these amazing dishes.
Stephen: Come on. Let’s see if it tastes as good as it looks.
Stephen: Wow. I’d love to know how they cook this stuff. Do you think they’d let me visit the kitchen? I’d love to meet the chef.
Ashlie: Let’s ask the waiter. Excuse me?
Waitress: Yes. Welcome to the Golden Harvest. Can I help you?
Ashlie: Everything is fabulous, in fact the food is excellent.
Waiter: Thank you.
Stephen: I wonder if you could do me a favour. I need some help.
Waiter: Yes, sure.
Stephen: I have to cook a special Chinese meal tonight and I was wondering if I could go to the kitchen and meet the chef.
Waiter: Do you want to meet the chef?
Stephen: I wanted to ask the chef a few questions. You know - get a few tips on how to cook Chinese food.
Waiter: Ah, yes, sure. He’s very busy but let me see if he’s got the time to talk to you.
Stephen: Thank you very much indeed.
Stephen: Hello, thank you for seeing me.
Chef: How you do, Sir, thank you.
Stephen: I was wondering if you could give me a few quick tips on how to cook Chinese food.
Chef: Yeah, to cook Chinese food, one, you must have a very good chef.
Stephen: The chef is very important.
Chef: Very important.
Stephen: And number two?
Chef: And number two, the food must be fresh.
Stephen: Fresh ingredients.
Chef: Yes, fresh ingredients.
Stephen: And what are we going to cook today?
Chef: Today we’ll cook Kung fu lobster.
Stephen: Kung fu lobster.
Stephen thinks: "A take away menu... this might come in handy later."
Stephen: That was great. Really interesting and a bit scary! I learned a lot and you know what? I’ve got a list of all the ingredients that I need for tonight’s meal.
Ashlie: Well, you have no excuses now. I’m expecting the perfect meal tonight. Come on, let’s finish the shopping. So you can get home and do the cooking.
Ashlie: So is that everything, then?
Stephen: Let me see, garlic, noodles, lobster, mushrooms - yep. That’s everything.
Ashlie: Except one thing.
Stephen: What’s that?
Ashlie: A chicken foot.