At the age of 21, while working at an Asian restaurant in Durban, Doudou (Dilshaad) got to know a Chinese chef K. K fell in love with her and began to study English hard in order to better communicate and win her heart. Eventually he did. After they married, Doudou made a decision to relocate to China. She was confronted with many difficulties, including language and food. Now seven and half years later, the couple are happy living in Shanghai. Doudou’s favorite is Malaxiangguo, a numbing hot dish. Chinese vinegar, which she couldn’t cope with when she first arrived, is a daily must!