Lost In Translation: Bizarre Video Shows Tom Cruise Making Dumplings (Sorta)
If there's one thing we've come to expect from Tom Cruise, it's the unexpected. One minute he has us wanting to hop into his cockpit in "Top Gun," the next he's getting all beamed up into some Scientology nonsense. And now he's making soup dumplings. In Taiwan. Granted, this is certainly less crazy pants than his antics on Oprah, but still, it's certainly a little bit strange.
Apparently Cruise was overseas recently and decided to stop by Din Tai Fung, the famous purveyor of xaio long bao—aka soup dumplings. (The Taiwan-based chain currently has two locations in Arcadia and will be expanding to open two more: one at the Americana at Brand this fall, and another at South Coast Plaza after the Americana.)
In this ultra-strange video there's very little actual talking; there's only the sound of somewhat pornographic electronic music playing as Din Tai Fung's chef gently cradles Cruise's hands as he wraps won tons.
Watch it here, if you dare. (Thanks to Grub Street for tipping us off to this one.)