In summer of 2010, the Fung Brothers had a viral video called “JJ Hong Kong Cafe” which I retitled “Welcome to the SGV”. It was a minor, but extremely fun, hit.
Last night, they, through SnapItStudios, dropped the follow-up simply called “626”:
In less than 24 hours, it’s received more than 20K plays, and is on track to out shine the old parody with the help of Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg’s “Young, Wild, Free” (which, damnit, just flows when you’re rolling down Garvey Ave enroute to sampling some fantasitc Hainan chicken.)
With this video comes higher production value, better editing, a JLin7 shout-out, an actual story line, Mr Yunioshi esque make-up, and wider variety of ethnic eats. The main location protagonist of the piece seems to be Factory Tea Bar, our current SGV late-night tea sipping hang out. Other food joint mentionings:
Half and Half Tea House.
Din Tai Fung.
Cha For Tea (of which I am REALLY not a fan).
Noodle World (not even going to bother linking here…)
Hot Pot Hot Pot (Monterey Park).
Mama’s Lu (Monterey Park).
NBC Seafood (Monterey Park).
Banh Mi Che Cali (Alhambra).
JJ Hong Kong Cafe (Monterey Park).
Cha & Cafe (El Monte).
Au79 (ooo lord, hello ricers!).
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa.