"You don’t know about your reputation online?"

“How can I? I don’t have time to look at the computer. I get home so late, and I wake up so early, I barely have time to sleep. I only sleep five to six hours a day.”

“So you really don’t know that you’re one of the best places in New York to eat dumplings?”


“Do you know you’re on Yelp?”


“But don’t a lot of ouaiguoren (foreigners) eat at your store?”

“Yes, a lot.”

“But you thought they were just walking by?”

“I never thought about it. Once, a ouaiguoren came and he had printed out something that had our name and phone number and address. That was the only time I knew anything had been written about us.”

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