Kunal Nayyar Tells Ellen About His First Trip to an American Supermarket

As many of you know, there are lots of things that are surprising to new immigrants about life in the United States. During an appearance on The Ellen Show yesterday, The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar described how overwhelming a trip to the supermarket was when he arrived in the States as an 18-year-old in 1999.

“I came to the grocery store and I saw so many types of bread and so many types of milks. You know, we didn’t have this it was brown bread or white bread. And then you go and there’s 9-grain bread, which is different from multigrain bread, because I don’t know, maybe there’s 12 types of grains that make it multi?… Are their 9 types of grains? Is that even a thing?”

You can watch the actor tell the full story in the clip above at around 2:45.

Nayyar is currently working on his first book.