The Best Thing Comedian Ken Jeong Ever Ate Was Tofurky (No Joke)

The Dr. Ken star Ken Jeong on his wife’s cooking, his sweet tooth, “grazing” on set, his love of turkey, and…tofurky.


Age 46

Hometown Greensboro, NC

Current TV role

Profession before he became an actor

On-set snack
Chocolate-covered blueberries

Most-used kitchen appliance

Last thing you ate?
My wife made fried rice with shrimp and I had a salad. I’m attempting to eat healthy right now.

Does your wife do a lot of the cooking?
She does virtually all the cooking—it’s for everybody’s benefit. I help with the ancillary stuff: I make a mean pot of rice, and I’ll get the coffee ready in the morning.

Biggest cooking disaster?
There are so many. There have been numerous times my wife will get something from Trader Joe’s and say, ‘Here’s some popcorn shrimp. Just put that in the oven.’ I have been known to overheat it and make the driest shrimp or the driest chicken nuggets on the planet.

So it’s not disastrous, just consistently disappointing?
Yes! You’ve perfectly captured my essence.

When you aren’t eating healthy, what are you eating?
Pretty much anything and everything. I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I love cookies. I love Doritos and tortilla chips. I’m known to graze on set.

Of all the sets you’ve been on, which one had the best food?
The Hangover 2. The catering was amazing in Thailand, and we’d sample different restaurants around town.

Foods you don’t like?
Won’t eat octopus or sea cucumber. I’m Korean, and they’re both Korean delicacies. I remember my parents would offer me that all the time and I was like, ‘Nope, no thank you. Back to my chips, please.’

Typical elementary school lunch?
The square pizza and tater tots. And the milk you could never open.

Desert island dessert?
Key lime pie. I haven’t had that in years, but if you’re on a beach, that would be cool.

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Source:: Bon Appetit