It's hard to think of a New York restaurant that has so purposefully put itself through more alterations than Momofuku Ssam Bar (207 Second Avenue, 212-254-3500). Launched as a Korean burrito joint in 2006, David Chang ditched the fast casual concept a year later in favor of a more freeform, dressed ... More >>
Tlales, also known as chales, talitos, or biuses, are the dregs of the chicharron pot. They are occasionally sold in a commercial context by professional chicharron producers, but even still, these pork crumbles are exceptionally rare, even for Mexican-centric cities like Los Angeles.
We celebrated Festivus by airing our grievances, noting a bevy of overcooked culinary trends we hope wane with the dwindling days of December. Now, as we get ready to celebrate Christmas, we're asking that fat, jolly man in the red suit to bring us something delicious to replace what we're losing. H ... More >>
Happy Thanksgiving...and Thanksgivukkah. Sometime today, amid the cooking, feasting, and napping, you'll likely reflect, if only for a moment, on the things that you're thankful for. Here at Fork, we're thankful every day for New York City restaurants, without which we'd have very little to cover. B ... More >>
Rooftop bar? Check. Sidewalk cafe? Check. Boats of various shapes and sizes? Check. We hope you spent your weekend crossing a variety of outdoor dining and drinking activities off your bucket list, because now it's time to get an education. We've rounded up a list of (air-conditioned!) events that'l ... More >>
Wednesday, May 22 David Chang and Friends Momofuku chef and owner David Chang will take the stage at the New York Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson. Tickets are $25. 455 Fifth Avenue; 212-340-0833
Some of New York's top restaurants and chefs were honored this morning with James Beard Foundation Award nominations, including April Bloomfield, Danny Bowien, and Michael White for Best Chef. Blue Hill was nominated for Outstanding Restaurant, and David Chang earned an Outstanding Chef nod. All win ... More >>
Governor Restaurant in Dumbo may have been severely damaged by Sandy but, fortunately, friends of Chef Brad McDonald are working hard to help the spot get back on its feet. On Saturday, November 17, David Chang and members of the Momofuku team will hold a benefit at Chang's cocktail bar, Booker and ... More >>
In case David Chang wasn't busy enough already with a restaurant empire to run and benefits to organize, he's also hosting Mind of a Chef on PBS. The show, which premiers tonight, explores the inner and ever-workings of Chang's head, while bringing some of his well-known, food-inclined friends along ... More >>
Finally, office workers can order their Ma Peche beef and pork belly heroes the same way they order crappy wraps from Europa Cafe--via the internet.
You may know David Chang from from such hits as Momofuku Parts I - VI, as well as memorable appearances in That Mexican Coke Will Cost You $5, The Unbearable Lightness of First Class Travel, and I Love Everybody. And now, you will know him as a model.
Following the months of buildup that greet any endeavor remotely related to Momofuku, Lucky Peach, the quarterly magazine from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and McSweeney's, is now available at bookstores and newsstands.
McSweeney's is getting itself ready to launch Lucky Peach the quarterly food journal from David Chang, Peter Meehan, and Anthony Bourdain's Zero Point Zero Productions. It will come out in June, but the folks at McSweeney's have sent over a preview to whet the media's already considerable app ... More >>
Now in heavy rotation on NY1, a commercial featuring David Chang presents the cantankerous but beloved chef in a rather docile mood, delivering equal praise for his own Momofuku (he wanted to "cook delicious food and make it affordable") and the FCI ("the kitchens are beautiful and the staff is i ... More >>
If you've been wondering what David Chang is planning to do with the recently vacated Milk Bar space, wonder no longer: it will become a shrine of sorts to waterfowl.
Flickr/watchmojoMr. Frowny FaceOh, David Chang. So many people love you, but you just can't seem to love them back, now can you? Details has a short profile of the king of the Momofuku empire, which basically outlines the most annoying people who venture into his restaurant and their action ... More >>
MomofukuThat is a lucky peachThe new and redesigned issue of Bon Appétit hits newsstands today, while the website also displays a new and refreshing look. One aspect worth noting is the glimpse into David Chang's new iPad app called Lucky Peach, which lets users get into the mind of the Mo ... More >>
Well, this is nice: Mario Batali, David Chang, and Tom Colicchio are showing their faces for a good cause.
The so-called "steam sandwich" -- from the dim sum menu -- looks just like one of David Chang's ssams. Wonder if that's were he got the idea? This week, Counter Culture bursts into Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet in the southern reaches of Flushing. Here are some of the amazing thing ... More >>
Since just about every major media outlet has now profiled David Chang, are there any stones left unturned? Jimmy Fallon thinks so, and sent his camerafolk striding off into the wilderness to search under the rock that is the Great One's ultra-secret-private-treehouse test kitchen, seen by cameras ... More >>
Old stand-bys and some new kids on the block
Having already traveled north to midtown, David Chang may be heading southwest. Far, far southwest: following rumors in the Australian media that the chef would be opening an outpost of Momofuku in Sydney's Star City casino next year, Pat Nourse, one of the country's most prominent food write ... More >>
f0t0d0j0/FlickrPizza, chicken, monotony.In advance of this weekend's New York v. San Francisco-themed Le Grand Fooding, Daniel Patterson, the chef of Coi in San Francisco, has taken to the Times' Moment blog to offer his thoughts on David Chang's now-exhaustively invoked "figs on a plate" com ... More >>
SF Eater92Y didn't allow photos last night, so here's an old one of the gruesome twosome in San Francisco.At this point in their respective careers, Anthony Bourdain and David Chang can do their brotherly cynics act in their sleep. So their appearance at the 92Y last night, where they took to ... More >>
Wow.Via Eater we discover the existence of a fashion spread in the upcoming September Vogue that features both David Chang and Naomi Watts, along with other models and actors. Chang, doing his best sullen face, is apparently dressed in Diesel jeans, although you can only see the ends of them, ... More >>
Downtown's cult chef tries to tackle Midtown
One of the best dishes at David Chang's new midtown restaurant, Má Pêche, is a twist on a classic friseé au lardons salad.
As anticipated, Tom Colicchio, Wylie Dufresne, David Chang, and Eric Ripert popped up on Treme last night. In the clip above, they show up at Patois, a NOLA restaurant run by chef Janette Desautel. They're introduced by a waitress, who tells Desautel that "four guys with a lot of attitude walked i ... More >>
Jason Koski/Cornell UniversityTemple GrandinTime has spit out its annual Time 100 list, and managed to make room on it for a few people concerned with what we put in our pie holes.
CocktailianDavid Chang, toying with expectations.The Post's Steve Cuozzo checked in with David Chang about what's going on with Ma Peche, and reports that the restaurant may open by the late winter, will seat about 80 people, and will not, by the chef's own admission, really be a David Chang ... More >>
Robyn Lee/Serious EatsThis could be your refrigerator.In a terse and otherwise completely unremarkable interview with the News Observer, David Chang offered one very sweet morsel to the North Carolina paper: there's going to be a Milk Bar cookbook.
Lest you forget Momofuku, the cookbook, is on the bookshelves, David Chang and co-author Peter Meehan will sit down for a conversation with Mario Batali about it tonight at the Strand.
eflon/flickrSwiss chard, or Pandora's box?David Chang appeared on Leonard Lopate earlier this afternoon to plug his new cookbook, which hit bookshelves last week. In between talking about recipes (all of the ingredients in the book, Chang said, could be found in Chinatown), plugging the Brook ... More >>
David Chang wuz here.Scarcely a week goes by without news of David Chang popping up somewhere in the food blogosphere, particularly during those weeks when he talks shit about other chefs and publishes a cookbook. We at FiTR, which is a pork bun's throw from the Momo principality, got to musi ... More >>
Eater Speaking of David Chang and ill-advised advertorial tattoos....This lady has gone out and gotten the Momofuku logo tattooed on her ass simply because she'd like a free, autographed Momofuku cookbook. Eater is running a contest--prove that you're Chang's "number-one fan," and get the boo ... More >>
themasticator.blogspot.comSome people can be so sensitive. Following a statement made by Momofuku's David Chang at the New York City Wine & Food Festival last weekend, Mouthing Off reports that San Francisco has canceled a signing of the chef's upcoming cookbook. "Every restaurant in San Fran ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain took his culinary adventure show No Reservations on a tour of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx on Monday night's episode with his friend Fat Dave, lead singer of the New York Dolls David Johansen, Chris Cheung of Monkey Bar, and Momofuko's David Chang. [NY Daily ... More >>
Grub Street surveyed members of the gastronobility to assess the "state of our food union," questioning the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Alan Richman, Gael Greene, and LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold. Unsurprisingly, New York figured largely into their appraisal: David Chang and Mario Batali were named two ... More >>
...can be found at The Feed. Brace yourselves for a surfeit of food porn, as well as a vaguely unsettling shot of David Chang with a face full of noodles.
In a killer cliffhanger of a blog post, Dave Arnold of the French Culinary Institute describes an experiment he conducted -- along with Nils Noren, Mindy Lvoff, David Chang of Momofuku, and Toshio Suzuki of Sushi Zen -- to determine whether or not Ike Jime, a Japanese technique for killing fi ... More >>
From the Momofuku comic featured in the latest issue of Bon Appetit Following rumors about David Chang taking his Momofuku empire to midtown, Diner's Journal reports that a new Momo entity will indeed open in the space formerly occupied by Town in the Chambers Hotel. Guests of the hotel coul ... More >>
Eater has a very thoughtful piece by David Chang about serving foie gras in his restaurants. Apparently, an activist stopped by Ko to tell Chang that his group would start to picket the restaurant if he didn't stop serving the liver. Chang has been to Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm, (so have I) and fe ... More >>
Brace yourself for some important news about the Chang dynasty. Sit down even.Okay, so David Chang's Momofuku Milk Bar (207 2nd Avenue) has four new soft serve flavors based on their popular cereal milk: Cap'n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Fruit Pebbles, and cereal milk (infused with Corn Flakes). You can a ... More >>