Eat a Bowl of Tea
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Eat a Bowl of Tea
Eat a Bowl of Tea is set in New York's Chinatown during the immediate postwar years. After a seeming eternity of separation, Chinese immigrants are finally allowed to bring their spouses to the U.S. thanks to looser immigration laws. Those husbands and wives no longer able to procreate fully expect their own sons to head back to China to seek out new brides. Russell Wong plays Ben Loy, a young man who decides not to marry the bride picked out for him, but a girl of his own choice, Mei Oi (played by Cora Miao). The film tackles several issues, including Mei's difficulty in assimilation,… More

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"Though not as witty as Chan Is Missing and not as touching as Dim Sum, Wayne Wang's Eat Bowl of Tea relates a little known story of the Chinese-American community, putting on screen characters seldom seen in mainstream American movies."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Pleasant but unexciting ethnic comedy/romance set in NYC's Chinatown in 1949."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Eat a Bowl of Tea explores the pressures put on two newlyweds in Chinatown to meet the expectations of their community."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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