While filming the latest superhero movie Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings In Sydney, Australia last year, Simu Liu got a taste of chili crab thanks to Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh and Malaysian-born actor Ronny Chieng who introduced the dish to the lead actor.
And even though he was supposed to be on a “Marvel Diet” – keeping his ripped body under control during filming – Liu couldn’t say no to such a delicious offer.
“I’m a great food guy. I present myself as someone who has not been following his “Marvel Diet” as much as he should have. When you have chili crab with Michelle Yeoh on the table, you don’t say no to that, ”the 32-year-old told Nextshark in a recent interview.
Liu continued, “Ronny and Michelle, having roots in Malaysia, would take us to this delicious chili crab. [place]. I absolutely fell in love with the chili crab.
The Canadian Asian trained hard to get into character and spent six months learning martial arts before shooting for Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings has begun.
However, due to the pandemic, production was halted between March and July last year, and with so much Asian food available in Sydney, Liu was, needless to say, tempted. He noted that there was “such a plethora of cuisine and so much to celebrate” in Sydney.
Besides Yeoh and Chieng, Liu also continued to eat with Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai who plays his father in the film. According to Liu, they ate “delicious seafood.”
When production resumed, Liu punched hard at the gym to return to beast mode. This time he had Chieng as a gym buddy to cheer him on.