Funniest Advice My Mother Has Ever Given Me: Dennis Lee of Namu Gaji
  • by Audrey Archives
  • May 30, 2013

Dennis Lee at Namu Gaji. Photo courtesy of Eater SF.

Mothers — with all their earnest, loving intentions — can often be entertaining, and their advice can be an interesting mix of serious, silly, insightful and mind-boggling (sometimes all rolled up into one zinger you can’t wait to share with your friends). In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked fellow Asian American writers and artists to share the funniest advice they’ve ever gotten from their mothers.

Dennis Lee
Executive Chef, Namu Gaji in San Francisco, CA


When I was very young, I would always be in the kitchen with my grandmother, my mother, my aunt and they would always shoo me out of the kitchen and tell me that my penis would fall off if I stayed in the kitchen because it’s a woman’s area.


Check out more funny advice in our Mother’s Day series:
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