Quick-fire Q&A: JT Vuong and George Padilla of YUJI Ramen

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In Episode 9, we interviewed JT Vuong and George Padilla of YUJI Ramen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We caught up with them after the show to find out where JT and George eat and drink when they're not at work!

JT Vuong

  • Neighborhood of residence: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Favorite restaurant in your hood: Desy's, order one chicken parm (spicy sauce) and eat it over the next two days
  • Favorite spot to grab a drink: Ontario or Ore, the closest bars to work
  • Favorite Japanese/ramen restaurant in/around NYC: Nakamura for ramen (torigara shoyu)
  • Most recent/Recommended dining out experience: Aska
  • What's your favorite dish to cook: Anything with mushrooms
  • What Asian food staple/trend do you want to see more of: Ha, is this some spy question? Maybe it'll be our next venture.

George Padilla

  • Neighborhood of residence: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
  • Favorite restaurant in your hood: Look by Plant Love House, Otway (formerly Tilda All Day), Gen
  • Favorite spot to grab a drink: Four Horsemen for natural wines (and late night yakitori!), 1 or 8 for sake/shochu and tea tastings, Beer Street for an incredible Italian mead, Vanderbilt Wine Merchants and Discovery Wines for a bottle to enjoy at home
  • Favorite Japanese/ramen restaurant in/around NYC: Secchu Yokota (tempura omakase)
  • Most recent/Recommended dining out experience: Private dining room at Aska, Sqirl in LA
  • What's your favorite dish to cook: Soba for breakfast
  • What Asian food staple/trend do you want to see more of: No tipping at restaurants and hyper-realistic plastic food displays