It’s only right that we end the season strong with a conversation about one of our favorite foods of all time—the famous xiao long bao (XLB), aka soup dumplings. We chat with Sean Tang, managing partner for Pinch Chinese, known for serving some of the best soup dumplings in NYC.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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”.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
On this episode of the Feast Meets West podcast, we are talking about a beloved dish that will warm you up inside and out. Hotpot is one of the most popular and oldest dishes originating from China over a thousand year’s ago.
In the studio with us is Yu Li, Founder of Tang Hotpot, where he serves up an authentic yet upscale Sichuan hotpot experience.Read More
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.Read More
Japanese izakayas are easy to love. They’re casual, fun places to drink, and have become synonymous with tasty and affordable food options.
In this episode of the Feast Meets West podcast, we talk about bringing izakaya culture to the west, and what that looks like at John McCarthy’s latest project, Oka. We also give special attention to pairing sake with food.Read More
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.Read More
Lynda and Iris talk to Los Angeles-based food blogger and cookbook author, Jeff Keasberry, about the “rijsttafel” – how it’s integral to the Indo Dutch cuisine, one the world’s oldest fusion cuisines, and why you need to know about it.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Rick Smith, owner of NYC’s first and only premium sake shop Sakaya, joins Lynda and Iris on the show to unpack the fundamentals of this Japanese beverage. Plus, a special interview clip from Hong Kong with sake sommelier, Ayuchi Momose!Read More
Lynda and Iris discuss the iconic Indian dish, butter chicken, with the help of Navjot Arora and Sushil Malhotra of contemporary Indian Soul Food restaurant, Old Monk. Learn the origins of this dish, why it represents Indian soul food, and what makes it so delicious.Read More
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!Read More
Jordan Andino is the Chef/Owner of Filipino Tacqueria, 2nd City. He joins Lynda and Iris on the first episode of our Fall Season to explain what Filipino breakfast looks like (mmm…longanisa). They also discuss his brand new Cooking Channel show–“Late Nite Eats”!Read More