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Feast Meets West is a celebration of Asian culture through the lens of food. We are a platform for socializing the diversity of the Asian experience, sharing the history of iconic dishes to the underrepresented foods, and amplifying the voices of the passionate people in the world of Asian food. To learn more, visit www.feastmeetswest.com.

Feast Meets West Heritage Radio Network

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Feast Meets West is a celebration of Asian culture through the lens of food. We are a platform for socializing the diversity of the Asian experience, sharing the history of iconic dishes to the underrepresented foods, and amplifying the voices of the passionate people in the world of Asian food. To learn more, visit www.feastmeetswest.com.

    Episode 80: What's Missing From the Indian Restaurant Scene

    Episode 80: What's Missing From the Indian Restaurant Scene

    Restaurateur Roni Mazumdar and Chef Chintan Pandya, the dynamic duo behind Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City, Rahi in Greenwich Village, and the soon to opened Dhamaka in Essex Street Market, are opening the eyes and palettes of New Yorkers to what authentic Indian food looks and tastes like. The menus composed by Chef Chintan are inspired by recipes found across the Indian subcontinent, nostalgic dishes that he and Roni grew up with, and innovations using Indian flavors and cooking techniques.

    • 45 min
    Episode 79: Deep Dive into Vietnam ft. Bolero

    Episode 79: Deep Dive into Vietnam ft. Bolero

    We chat with Matt Le-Khac and Jimmy Tran of Bolero. Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bolero features a hyper-seasonal menu that emphasizes the rare fresh herbs that form the foundation of Vietnamese cuisine — sourced from Matt’s family farm and showcased in the restaurant’s Vietnamese Tea Garden. The Bolero team will use the Northeast Corridor to bring awareness to lost traditions.

    • 51 min
    Episode 78: The Asian Snack Aisle

    Episode 78: The Asian Snack Aisle

    Joanne Kwong, President of Pearl River Mart, the iconic NYC “friendship store” specializing in Asian goods since 1971, joins us to chat about her favorite Asian snacks! We find out what the best selling classics are at the store, as well as what’s new and trending. Joanne will also speak to the history and progression of the Pearl River brand, and give us a sneak peek of the soon-to-be opened fourth location dedicated to Asian foods.

    • 51 min
    Episode 77: For the Love of Tofu

    Episode 77: For the Love of Tofu

    Sink into artisinal tofu with Paul Eng, heir to a tofu dynasty. Since 1933, the Chinatown specialty tofu shop Fong On has been run by the Eng family. Prior to coming back to the family business, Paul embarked on a series of other careers over the span of 25 years that led him to music, design, art direction, advertising and photography. Paul has now rebooted the shop for both long-time customers as well as a younger generation.

    • 50 min
    Episode 76: Rice as Comfort Food

    Episode 76: Rice as Comfort Food

    Paul Chen of Fan Fried Rice and Layla Chen of Maya Bed Stuy join us to discuss the topic of rice as a comfort food. They also share some parallel experiences as shop owners that specialize in a rice dish that pays respect to their heritage: for Paul it’s fried rice and for Layla it’s congee, their approach in combining tradition and modernity on their respective menus, and setting up shop in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.

    • 48 min
    Episode 75: Chinese-American ft. Little Tong and Silver Apricot

    Episode 75: Chinese-American ft. Little Tong and Silver Apricot

    Simone Tong, Chef-Owner, and Emmeline Zhao, GM and Partner, of Little Tong, Little Tong Noodle Shop, and the soon-to-be opened Silver Apricot talk to us about their culinary progression from introducing mixian at Little Tong to showcasing what it means to be Chinese-American today at Silver Apricot. We'll chat about this coming of age for Chinese-American food--a clear distinction from the American-Chinese food born out of economic necessity.

    • 47 min

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