Last week, Freddie Wong, a content creator, self-titled professional “Dungeons and Daddies” player and co-founder of RocketJump, a production company that focuses on video game content, went viral on TikTok and Twitter for his 3.5 star “authentic” Chinese food rule. On Twitter, it was viewed 7.7 million times.
The 51-second clip shows Wong sitting against a cement wall while he explains his rule. “The easiest way to find authentic Chinese food … is to go on Yelp and look for restaurants with three and a half stars,” he said. “Exactly three and a half — not three, not four. Three and a half stars is the sweet spot for authentic Chinese food.” (Disclaimer: Wong, whose Twitter profile says he lives in LA, says that the rule works best “in a major metropolitan area.”)