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A podcast exploring food, cooking and what it means to be a 2nd Generation immigrant in the UK today, with special guests bringing you the MSG (Mildly Salacious Gossip)!

The MSG Pod MiMi Aye and Huong Black

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

A podcast exploring food, cooking and what it means to be a 2nd Generation immigrant in the UK today, with special guests bringing you the MSG (Mildly Salacious Gossip)!

    The MSG Pod: Episode 007 - Myanmar Protestor

    The MSG Pod: Episode 007 - Myanmar Protestor

    On the morning of 1 February 2021, democratically elected members of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy, were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar's military. The Tatmadaw proclaimed a year-long State of Emergency, declared power had been vested in Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing and declared the results of the November 2020 general election invalid. President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained, along with ministers, their deputies and members of Parliament, and other prominent political leaders and activists. The people of Myanmar responded with a country-wide (and creative) Civil Disobedience Movement, uniting all religions and ethnic groups against the military regime. The military in turn have responded with violence and bloodshed. MiMi spoke to an anonymous restaurateur in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, about dealing with the devastating effects of both a pandemic and a coup.

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    Hosted by @meemalee. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    • 34 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 006 - Viv Yau - LUNAR NEW YEAR SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 006 - Viv Yau - LUNAR NEW YEAR SPECIAL

    Activist, podcast host of But Where Are You From, director-founder of Bee Influence UK, and 1/6 of besea.n (the British East and South East Asian Network), the brilliant Viv Yau talks to us on her work with besea.n, (mis)represention in the media, finding #ESEAjoy wherever you can, the need to rally for white allies, eating anything but Dominoes, Chef Philli and other self-proclaimed Asian experts, and celebrating Lunar New Year with the Kim Nanosounds x besea.n LNY Twitch Livestream on Saturday 13 February featuring Crazy Brit Asian and the MSG Pod! https://www.twitch.tv/nanokim

    Meanwhile, Huong and MiMi discuss their own Lunar New Year plans - spoiler: it involves lots of food!

    CW // Contains use of the other C-word (pejorative referring to Chinese people)

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    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @itsvivyau. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 005 - Dan Lepard

    The MSG Pod: Episode 005 - Dan Lepard

    Food writer, broadcaster and legendary baker Dan Lepard discusses his (very) showbiz beginnings, working as David Hockney’s private chef, and shooting models for Italian Vogue. He also talks about creating the St John’s Eccles Cake, the problems with (in)authenticity, his love for Japan’s marmalade-makers, the possible effects of Brexit, the rise of the foodie newsletter, and making space at the table for everyone.

    Meanwhile, Huong and MiMi discuss sourdough, and MiMi tries her hand at making Dan’s cheese and black pepper buttons. Plus, the winners of the Yum Asia Giveaway are announced!

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    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @nigellalawson. Giveaway thanks to @YumAsia. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. We're an independent podcast and every recommendation helps - thank you!

    • 59 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 004 - Nigella Lawson - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 004 - Nigella Lawson - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod Christmas Special with the legendary Nigella Lawson on how baking is a scam, cooking is anarchy, everything's good on toast, leftovers are the best bit, and more! Plus Huong and MiMi also talk Laoganma, liquorice, emergency snacks, shoddy knife skills, rice cooker settings, and passing the mic.

    PLUS a Christmas Giveaway with Yum Asia, the No. 1 Store for Premium Rice Cookers in the UK and Europe!

    Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/theMSGpod

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheMSGpod

    Tweet: @TheMSGpod

    Instagram: @TheMSGpod

    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @nigellalawson. Giveaway thanks to @YumAsia. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. We're an independent podcast and every recommendation helps - thank you!
    PLUS a Christmas Giveaway with Yum Asia, the No. 1 Store for Premium Rice Cookers in the UK and Europe!

    Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/theMSGpod


    Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheMSGpod


    Tweet: @TheMSGpod


    Instagram: @TheMSGpod


    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @nigellalawson. Giveaway thanks to @YumAsia. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.


    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. We're an independent podcast and every recommendation helps - thank you!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 003 - Evelyn Mok

    The MSG Pod: Episode 003 - Evelyn Mok

    Comedian, actor and Rice To Meet You podcast host Evelyn Mok on loving IKEA, hating Wagamama, shouting at Spider-Man, dealing with hecklers, dreaming in Swedish, and more. Plus Huong and MiMi discuss instant noodles and *that* Japan Week episode of the Great British Bake-off.

    Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/theMSGpod

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheMSGpod

    Tweet: @TheMSGpod

    Instagram: @TheMSGpod

    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @evelynmok. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. We're an independent podcast and every recommendation helps - thank you!

    • 59 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 002 - Kimberley Wilson

    The MSG Pod: Episode 002 - Kimberley Wilson

    Chartered psychologist and 2013 Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson on doom scrolling, Twitter spats, power ballads, going viral, feeding kids and more. Plus Huong and MiMi read out listeners’ letters and talk comfort food.

    Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/theMSGpod
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheMSGpod
    Tweet: @TheMSGpod
    Instagram: @TheMSGpod

    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @foodandpsych. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

    If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends. We're an independent podcast and every recommendation helps - thank you!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Miso Queen ,

Monosodium GlutaGREAT

This podcast is truly sensational. It’s like a sprinkling of conversational MSG, subtly enhancing your day through wit and wisdom.

Both of the hosts are wonderful, and the guests are all fascinating. Listen at once!

Soulgrowl ,

Episode 2 is a must listen!

Kimberly Wilson is very wise!

Gabbromley ,

Informative and hilarious

A really great start to a podcast. The hosts bounce off each other well, and it’s perfect for those that have a love of food, funny anecdotes and of course MSG! Definitely worth listening to

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