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Episode 54: The Boom of Chinatown North ft. 886 and Hunan Slurp

The East Village, or should we call it “Chinatown North,” is now flush with Chinese restaurants dedicated to changing the perception of Chinese food in NYC.

To talk about this development is Eric Sze of 886, who is bringing Taiwanese street food culture to New York in a refined way, and Chao Wang and Dong Lu of Hunan Slurp, who are featuring artistically presented Hunan rice noodles and dishes in their contemporary eatery.

Episode 52: Ho Foods Beef Noodle Soup

We’re talking about Taiwan’s beef noodle soup in this episode. Richard Ho joins us in the studio and tells us about perfecting the beef noodle soup at his shop Ho Foods. Tune in to learn more about Taiwanese food in America and why Rich compares this hearty noodle soup to NYC pizza!

Episode 51: Yunnan Mixian + South Of The Clouds

We’re talking about a Chinese cuisine we’ve never covered before on Feast Meets West, and that’s Yunnan cuisine. Yunnan is best known for its “crossing the bridge noodles”, which is a soup based rice noodles dish. It’s also the signature dish at the new noodle shop “South of the Clouds” in Greenwich Village. Tune in to hear from Chef & Owner Liheng Geng.

Episode 50: COTE + NYC's First Korean Steakhouse

It’s our 50th episode of the Feast Meets West podcast! We have a fun episode for you covering how the Korean BBQ experience can be elevated and unexpected, and how you can be more mindful and respectful of your meats.

We’re chatting with Simon Kim, owner of COTE, NYC’s first Korean steakhouse, and what Pete Wells of the NYTimes called “the best beef at any Korean BBQ in New York”.

Episode 49: China Blue + Designing a Different Chinese Dining Experience

In this episode, we are not just talking about Chinese food, but also the elevated dining experience you can find at a number of Chinese restaurants in recent years. We chat with founders Yiming Wang and Xian Zhang of Cafe China, China Blue, and Birds of a Feather, who are purposefully designing Chinese restaurants that become well known as much for its food as for its tastefully designed spaces.

Episode 47: Mr. Bing + Jianbing, The Ultimate Beijing Street Food

On this week’s episode, we talk about one of the oldest and most popular street food items in China–jianbing. It’s a crispy and savory crepe packed with delicious flavors, textures, and color.

Brian Goldberg, Founder of Mr. Bing, first fell in love with jianbing when he studied Chinese in Beijing in the late 90s; he bought jianbing everyday outside of his school from a nice lady who made them fresh on the back of a bicycle cart. Learn about this tasty treat and its journey to NYC.

Episode 46: Kimbap Lab + Bibimbap in a Roll

Kimbap is an iconic Korean dish made from cooked rice, and other ingredients that are rolled in a dried sheet of seaweed, cut up and served in bite-size pieces, or as our friends from Kimbap Lab call it–bibimbap in a roll.

Co-founder of Kimbap Lab, Sarah Lee, takes us through her experience with this dish, her mission at Kimbap Lab, introducing sauces to kimbap, making Korean food gluten-free, and more!

Episode 44: The Hwa Yuan Legacy + OG Sesame Noodles

In this episode of the Feast Meets West podcast, we’re talking about sesame noodles and the family that made it a staple in New York's culinary landscape, helped define Chinese cuisine in the city since the 1960s, and pioneered the craze for fiery Sichuanese.

Chef Chen Lieh Tang and James Tang–son and grandson to the legendary Shorty Tang–joined us in the studio to talk about the popular dish and the return of their restaurant Hwa Yuan on East Broadway.

Episode 41: Nom Wah Tu + Beverage Pairings for Chinese Food

As the landscape for Chinese food matures in New York with more specialized and regional options, it’s time we talk about what we can expect in the alcohol department that matches and complements the food.

What exactly pairs well with the many flavors and spices found on the contemporary Chinese menu? To help us answer the question is Sophie Maarleveld and Phillip Szabados of Nom Wah Tu.

Episode 33: Tomoko Omori + Japanese Curry

Ever wonder how curry became one of Japan’s most popular dishes? Tomoko Omori, President and CEO of Go Go Curry USA, joins Lynda and Iris in the studio to discuss what makes Japanese curry different, why it’s so well-loved, and why the Go Go Curry franchise has been so internationally successful.

Episode 32: Carson Yiu + Stinky Tofu

This week we switch gears and talk about an Asian dish that gets almost no love in the west – stinky tofu! Carson Yiu, founder of Outer Borough, joins us in the studio to talk about this Taiwanese and Hong Kong street food, what makes it stinky and delicious, and how it’s breaking into the NYC food scene. You’ll also hear from Jowett Yu, chef of Ho Lee Fook in Hong Kong.

Episode 29: Tea Drunk + Chinese Tea for the Modern Day

We’ve talked about tea before, but on this episode, we go back to where it all began: Chinese tea. The very knowledgable founder and CEO of Tea Drunk, Shunan Teng, talks to Lynda and Iris about what we need to understand about Chinese tea in the modern day. Plus, a bonus interview clip from Yisheng Organic in Hong Kong on why organic and fairtrade tea is important!