Family Style

S2, E5 (10:04)

All You Can Eat

It’s a never-ending feast in “All You Can Eat” when Gilbert and Lana meet up with Jimmy O. Yang at Shiki Seafood Buffet, one of the most well-known Asian buffets in Southern California. As they sit down with their first plate, they contemplate: why are buffets so popular in Asian communities? Food historian, David R. Chan, breaks down the Chinese buffet’s history and lets us know where the idea originated.