Actor Daniel Dae Kim is a good friend of mine. Here’s what he had to say about what he puts in his mouth to look like this:
Lynn: …so of course I’m curious… about what your diet is like?
DDK: I actually eat a lot of Asian food.
DDK: Living in Hawaii there’s a lot of Asian influence everywhere…you can go to the grocery store and find kimchi and kalbi along with your chicken and lettuce. So it’s really an easy place to eat healthy, and it’s also an easy place to eat a lot of Asian food. And the Asian food that I tend to eat a lot is Japanese so it’s low fat, it’s high protein if you’re eating a lot of the fresh fish that we have on the island, and it’s by and large…you know, not junk food. Coupled with the Korean food that I eat a lot, it kinda takes care of the things that my body needs, you know, without having to be too conscious of calorie-counting or fat content, things like that. That said, I love pasta…
Lynn: Mmm hmm!
DDK: …the thing with me is that I generally don’t like junk food. I don’t like a lot of foods high in fat, like I don’t like cheese and –
Lynn: I’m not a cheese fan either!
DDK: Oh really?
DDK: A lot of Asian people can’t digest cheese but that’s not the issue with me, I just don’t really like it, you know? So I guess that makes it easy to eat a little bit more healthy.