Quick-fire Q&A: Eric Sze of The Tang
How did you come up with the name "The Tang"?
"Tang" means a lot of things in Chinese. We picked it because it also means “place“, so it's kind of like "the noodle place".
Why is zha jiang mian a popular noodle dish in Korea?
ZJM originated in the Shandong area of China which is very close to Korea. So, when Chinese people immigrated to Korea back in the 18th century, they brought the dish over and it became what it is today!
What Asian food staple/trend do you want to see more of?
I feel like Chinese breakfast should be a thing.
What would be your last meal on Earth?
A bowl of beef noodle soup.