The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

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Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s ‘Ugly Delicious,’ Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.


Wylie Dufresne: Pushing the Envelope on What Food Can Be | The Dave Chang Show
Sep 19 • 102 min
Dave extols the virtues of fly fishing (1:16) before sitting down with renowned molecular gastronomy chef Wylie Dufresne, a hall-of-fame food innovator who revolutionized American cuisine with his unorthodox—but delicious!—dishes (9:52).
Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 2: Sam Kang of Bar Wayō | The Dave Chang Show
Sep 12 • 69 min
After the successful launch of Bar Wayō in New York City’s South Street Seaport, Dave sits down with its chef Sam Kang to assess for themselves the newest addition to the Momofuku restaurant group.
Brooks Headley: Doing More With Less | The Dave Chang Show
Sep 5 • 68 min
From playing the drums to being an elite pastry chef to cooking iconic vegetarian burgers, Brooks Headley produced excellence despite limitations. Dave speaks with the James Beard Award-winning chef of Superiority Burger about his journey.
Brian Koppelman: Celebrating the Good and Learning From the Bad | The Dave Chang Show
Aug 29 • 68 min
Dave talks about his most recent barbecue exploits in Austin, Texas (0:45), before sitting down with filmmaker Brian Koppelman to discuss the early days of Momofuku, choosing to focus on positivity, the intense obsession over one’s craft, and much more…
How to Run a Restaurant Group, With Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal | The Dave Chang Show
Aug 22 • 68 min
Dave remembers the late musician-poet David Berman (1:00) before sitting down with the newly minted CEO of Momofuku restaurant group, Marguerite “Marge” Mariscal, to discuss her meteoric rise as well as the past, present, and future of Momofuku (6:18).
Finding Peace in the Kitchen, With Iliana Regan | The Dave Chang Show
Aug 15 • 76 min
Dave shares his thoughts on which tomatoes taste best in BLT sandwiches (1:46) before sitting down with Elizabeth chef-owner Iliana Regan to discuss her unique culinary vision, maintaining mental health while working in high-pressure environments, and…
Helping People on a Global Scale, With Dr. Jim Yong Kim | The Dave Chang Show
Aug 9 • 96 min
It’s not often that Dave calls someone his “hyung”—an informal, affectionate Korean word meaning “older brother.” But Dr. Jim Yong Kim, former president of the World Bank Group and Dartmouth College, is one of those people Dave cannot help but call his…
A Brief Message on Where We Stand | The Dave Chang Show
Aug 8 • 6 min
A message from Dave: “Steve Ross, if you’re reading this, I implore you to divest from Trump. He is everything we stand against. Please turn your attention to fundraising for gun control and immigration reform.”
The Secret Sauce of Noma, With Jeff Gordinier | The Dave Chang Show
Aug 1 • 93 min
Dave explains why aspiring cooks should not go to culinary school (1:02) and then brings in food critic Jeff Gordinier to discuss what makes chef René Redzepi and Noma special, where the food world is headed, and much more (8:35). You can find Gordinier’s…
Michael Schur on Creating ‘The Good Place’ and Making Ethics Funny | The Dave Chang Show
Jul 25 • 82 min
Dave speaks to celebrated television producer Michael Schur about incorporating ethics into comedy in his show ‘The Good Place’ and applying moral philosophy to one’s profession.
What Pottery Can Tell Us About Culture, With Adam Field | The Dave Chang Show
Jul 18 • 80 min
Dave shares his thoughts on sushi etiquette and respecting the craftsmanship behind food (1:15) before sitting down with renowned potter Adam Field to discuss the history of Korean pottery and what the art of ceramics says about culture (11:22).
Our Own Worst Critics, Vol. 1: Joshua Skenes of Angler LA | The Dave Chang Show
Jul 11 • 147 min
After the highly anticipated launch of Angler in Los Angeles, Dave sits down with its chef and founder, Joshua Skenes, to assess for themselves the second outpost of the Michelin-starred seafood restaurant.
Bill Simmons on 2019 Food Trends, Fatherhood, and, of course, the NBA | The Dave Chang Show
Jul 4 • 68 min
Dave shares his thoughts on the ethnic-food aisle at grocery stores (0:36) before bringing in The Ringer’s CEO, Bill Simmons, to discuss food trends of the year thus far (11:04), the pervasive changes brought on by fatherhood (28:20), and what’s next for…
Randall Park on Being an Asian American Actor, Representing His Community, and BTS | The Dave Chang Show
Jun 27 • 73 min
Dave shares his perspective on American fast food (0:48) before bringing in ‘Always Be My Maybe’ star Randall Park to discuss embracing his Asian American identity (16:17), making it as a comedic actor (33:08), and being a fan of global K-pop sensation…
On Mental Health and Holding on to Hope, One Year Later | The Dave Chang Show
Jun 25 • 21 min
Just over a year after Anthony Bourdain’s passing, Dave revisits the topic of mental health and speaks about his own battles.
Preet Bharara: Sticking to Your Moral Compass | The Dave Chang Show
Jun 20 • 72 min
When Preet Bharara was appointed to be United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, he earned a reputation as one of the most successful prosecutors of Wall Street corruption. Dave speaks to Preet about his tenure as a U.S. attorney and…
Momofuku Kawi Post-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show
Jun 13 • 60 min
We last spoke to chef Eunjo “Jo” Park mere days before the grand opening of Momofuku Kawi in Hudson Yards. Months later, Dave sits down with Jo to discuss all that has happened since the launch.
Gabriela Cámara: A Titan of Mexican Food | The Dave Chang Show
Jun 6 • 68 min
Gabriela Cámara wears many hats: chef-owner of a handful of iconic restaurants, cookbook author, subject of a Netflix documentary, social justice activist, and mother. She is also an adviser to the president of Mexico and was recently named to the Council…
Combating the Climate Catastrophe, With David Wallace-Wells | The Dave Chang Show
May 30 • 91 min
Since the arrival of his child, Dave has become increasingly concerned with the viability of a tenable future for the next generation. He speaks with David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor of New York Magazine and author of ‘The Uninhabitable Earth,’ about…
Expanding Your Horizons, Literally, With Jada Yuan | The Dave Chang Show
May 28 • 59 min
Travel often inspires a changed perspective on the world, especially in relation to the self. Dave speaks with Jada Yuan, the 2018 author of “The 52 Places Traveler” in ‘The New York Times,’ about her many travels and her takeaways from experiencing…
Cooking As an Art, Vol. 3, With Rirkrit Tiravanija | The Dave Chang Show
May 23 • 85 min
The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world than you might think. Having already examined this connection with Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith, Dave speaks…
Cooking As an Art, Vol. 2, With Roberta Smith | The Dave Chang Show
May 21 • 98 min
The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world than you might think. Having examined this connection with Jerry Saltz earlier this year, Dave delves even deeper…
Sophistication in Simplicity: Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer | The Dave Chang Show
May 16 • 68 min
Partnerships are tricky to navigate in any business structure, let alone a kitchen where everyone is bumping shoulders. But Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of NYC’s King restaurant work so seamlessly together that their symbiosis outweighs any friction.…
Chris Bianco and Chad Robertson: A Culinary Superteam | The Dave Chang Show
May 14 • 102 min
It’s not often two masters of any craft join forces to collaborate, let alone open up an entire complex together. So when Pizzeria Bianco’s Chris Bianco and Tartine’s Chad Robertson clasped hands to create The Manufactory in Los Angeles, the culinary…
A Conversation With Grace Chang | The Dave Chang Show
May 9 • 58 min
When Dave and Grace first found out they would be parents, they realized nothing mattered more than the arrival of their first child and changed everything in anticipation. A week before Grace gave birth to their son, the Changs discussed the many trials…
Momofuku Seiobo: Finding Freedom in Food | The Dave Chang Show
May 7 • 65 min
It’s difficult to describe Momofuku Seiobo without it sounding a little odd. The three-hatted restaurant is located inside a massive casino in Sydney, Australia. Named after a Japanese goddess, it serves Caribbean cuisine using Australian produce. It’s…
Mina Kimes on the Korean American Experience and the NFL | The Dave Chang Show
May 2 • 80 min
Dave speaks to ESPN senior writer Mina Kimes about the unique experience of growing up Korean American, the paradox of being an NFL fan, and Asian representation in sports media.
Joe Beef: Staying True to Yourself and Being Damn Good at It | The Dave Chang Show
Apr 25 • 83 min
Joe Beef is an unassuming, casual restaurant in Montreal, Quebec. The humble Little Burgundy establishment resembles more of an laid-back tavern than a renowned fine dining institution. And yet it is considered Montreal’s most famous restaurant, if not…
The Ethics of Meat Eating With Steven Rinella | The Dave Chang Show
Apr 18 • 65 min
Hunting and fishing are hot-button topics in the United States. Some embrace them as valuable parts of culture, and some view them as archaic or even inhumane. Dave speaks with renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella on the ethical debate surrounding meat…
Creating Community in Counterculture With Eric Koston | The Dave Chang Show
Apr 11 • 65 min
Iconic street skateboarder Eric Koston turned pro at just 16 years old. Now at 43, he still skates professionally and is an active participant in skating culture. Dave spoke with Eric from the Uber Eats House during SXSW about his big night out in Austin,…
Aaron Franklin: the Master Craftsman of Barbecue | The Dave Chang Show
Apr 4 • 72 min
In 2009, when Aaron Franklin and his wife Stacy opened up a barbecue trailer on the side of a highway in Austin, Texas, they had no idea it would snowball into one of the most popular barbecue restaurants in the nation. But Franklin Barbecue wouldn’t have…
Defying Conventional Wisdom With Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney | The Dave Chang Show
Mar 28 • 71 min
In 2013, the activewear market seemed oversaturated, dominated by titans like Nike and Adidas. But in spite of the prevailing wisdom, Ty Haney saw a way to break into that market and founded Outdoor Voices. She was 25 years old. Dave speaks with the OV…
Hasan Minhaj on Comedy As a Conduit | The Dave Chang Show
Mar 21 • 72 min
Dave sits down with ‘Patriot Act’ host Hasan Minhaj to discuss how he learned to embrace his cultural heritage, the similarities between food and comedy, and using entertainment to make a difference. ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ Volume 2 is available…
Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show
Mar 15 • 41 min
Eunjo “Jo” Park spent most of her adult life learning to be a good cook. But she never had to learn about being a good chef. In the second of a two-part interview, Dave speaks with Jo about learning from failure and finding an authentic identity for the…
Momofuku Kawi Pre-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show
Mar 14 • 58 min
Eunjo “Jo” Park turned down many opportunities to manage her own restaurant in order to focus on cooking. Now the executive chef of the new Momofuku Kawi, she finds herself melding her fine dining background with her Korean American heritage. In the first…
Cooking As an Art, With Jerry Saltz | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 43)
Feb 28 • 89 min
The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world—in both abstract and concrete ways—than you might think. Dave speaks with Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Jerry…
Breaking the Ceiling on Breakfast, With Jessica Koslow | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 42)
Feb 21 • 65 min
Simple, easy, approachable—these are words that may be used to describe dishes at Sqirl. But the Los Angeles–based cafe did not become one of the most popular restaurants in the city by making dishes in a simple, easy, or approachable fashion. Dave speaks…
What Makes the Best Food the Best? With Lolis Elie | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 41)
Feb 14 • 76 min
People have subjective definitions when it comes to quality, and food is no exception. To compare one genre of food to another often requires nuance and context, making the whole endeavor that much more difficult. Dave speaks to writer and food critic…
Why You Should Go to Spoon by H | The Dave Chang Show
Feb 12 • 16 min
Spoon by H is an unassuming dessert café located in a strip mall near central Los Angeles. Yet Dave named it his 2018 restaurant of the year on this very podcast. In this micropod, Dave sits down with his producer, Isaac Lee, to explain what makes the…
Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Basketball, With Kevin O’Connor | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 40)
Feb 7 • 68 min
The NBA has gone through a significant revolution in the past decade, prioritizing efficiency over tradition. The result? A wildly popular league that garners more attention than ever before. Dave sits down with Ringer basketball analyst Kevin O’Connor to…
What Hip-Hop Can Tell Us About Food, With Shad | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 39)
Jan 31 • 70 min
The genre of hip-hop music may seem to have little to do with the culinary world, yet there are parallels between the two that dovetail surprisingly well. Dave draws these parallels out with the help of musician and ’Hip-Hop Evolution’ host Shad.
The Chef as a Leader, With Adam Grant | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 38)
Jan 24 • 65 min
Being a chef is a lot more than just cooking; it requires the ability to manage a kitchen and everyone who works in it. Dave learned the hard way that he needed to control his infamous temper in order to excel as a leader. He discusses this and much more…
René Redzepi: The Relentless Innovator | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 37)
Jan 17 • 70 min
Noma has been considered one of the greatest restaurants in the world for over a decade. Dave’s longtime friend, Noma head chef and co-owner René Redzepi, takes us through how the Danish restaurant flourished with its extraordinary dedication to…
Looking Back and Moving Forward | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 36)
Jan 10 • 49 min
So much has happened to Dave in 2018. Here are his thoughts, unfiltered. We’re trying something new: Send any questions you may have to [email protected]
Majordomo Post-opening Diaries, Vol. 2: Back of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 35)
Dec 27, 2018 • 55 min
As the first year of Majordomo draws to a close, Dave sits down with his key staffers at the Los Angeles restaurant to review the journey since launch. This week, he speaks with the back-of-house leaders: executive chef Jude Parra-Sickels and chef de…
Majordomo Post-Opening Diaries, Vol. 1: Front of House | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 34)
Dec 20, 2018 • 68 min
As the first year of Majordomo draws to a close, Dave sits down with his key staffers at the Los Angeles restaurant to review the journey since launch. This week, he speaks with the front-of-house leaders: general manager Christine Larroucau and beverage…
Food Trends of 2018 With Bill Simmons | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 33)
Dec 13, 2018 • 64 min
This year has been a memorable one for food; Dave reviews 2018’s biggest food developments with the help of the Podfather, Bill Simmons. And, of course, they talk about some sports too.
Jeremy Fox Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 32)
Dec 6, 2018 • 71 min
Chef Jeremy Fox reinvented cooking with vegetables at Ubuntu. But the recognition and accolades, in both earning and receiving, were not without their costs. Dave speaks to the ingenious chef about finding balance and returning to the culinary world. You…
Embracing Cultural Identity With Jon M. Chu | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 31)
Nov 29, 2018 • 91 min
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a worldwide phenomenon, the sixth highest-grossing rom-com of all time, and a cultural touchstone for many East Asians. But for its director, Jon M. Chu, the road to creating the first major Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in…
Joshua Skenes: The Maverick of Cooking | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 30)
Nov 15, 2018 • 122 min
Saison chef Joshua Skenes didn’t become one of the greatest chefs in the world by reading a textbook or by chasing accolades. All that mattered was the food.
Steven Yeun: Exploring and Embracing the Korean American Duality | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 29)
Nov 8, 2018 • 71 min
Filming ’Burning’ allowed actor Steven Yeun to grapple with being in South Korea as a Korean American (9:07), the unique Korean sentiment of “Han” (22:22), and the expectations to represent Asian America (54:20) … all of which Dave can relate to.
Challenging the Status Quo in Cooking and in Football With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 28)
Nov 1, 2018 • 40 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Ringer NFL writer Kevin Clark to compare the tension between progress and orthodoxy in the culinary arts to a similar dissonance in the NFL.
Evan Kleiman: Telling the Story of Food | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 27)
Oct 25, 2018 • 89 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘Good Food’ host Evan Kleiman to discuss growing up as a food lover in Los Angeles (1:20), innovation in dining during the ’70s and ’80s (23:24), the trials and tribulations of operating a restaurant…
Ike Barinholtz: Restoring a Frayed Nation, One Movie at a Time | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 26)
Oct 18, 2018 • 62 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by comedian-turned-filmmaker Ike Barinholtz to discuss the uniqueness of the Thanksgiving meal (7:37), how politics bleeds into culture at large (24:43), and finding pragmatism in a fractured discourse…
Making Sense of Modern Politics With John Heilemann | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 25)
Oct 11, 2018 • 66 min
Chef and Momofuku founder David Chang sits down with political journalist John Heilemann to discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial appointment to the Supreme Court (4:11) and the future for the United States government (40:12).
Khabib-McGregor Reactions With Kevin Clark | The Dave Chang Show
Oct 9, 2018 • 17 min
In this micro-pod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark to relive the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor at UFC 229 and the ensuing brawl.
Finding Purpose in Cooking: Dan Giusti of Brigaid | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 24)
Oct 4, 2018 • 68 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Brigaid chef Dan Giusti to discuss how Giusti’s career led up to becoming head chef at Noma (4:37) and leaving the top position at one of the world’s greatest restaurants to service more people (36:24).
From Cooking Prodigy to Culinary Artist: Jessica Largey | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 23)
Sep 27, 2018 • 83 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Simone chef Jessica Largey to discuss her extraordinary ascent as a prodigious cook in elite kitchens (0:47), developing an artistic voice with food (51:12), and transitioning to opening a restaurant…
Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 22)
Sep 21, 2018 • 48 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to recount her experience working under Wylie Dufresne (1:36), how she helped advance Momofuku (14:05), and the trials and tribulations of opening the first Milk Bar…
Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, Part 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 21)
Sep 20, 2018 • 63 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi to discuss the unique challenge of opening a new restaurant (6:37), fostering creative innovation in the kitchen (20:56), and developing a work ethic in high-pressure…
Vivek Garipalli on the Power of Taking Risks | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 20)
Sep 13, 2018 • 64 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by cofounder and CEO of Clover Health Vivek Garipalli to discuss how he overcame those who underestimated him (16:56), the power of taking risks when you’re young (20:12), and what he learned from buying a…
Revolutionizing Japanese Cuisine in America With David Schlosser | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 19)
Sep 6, 2018 • 80 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Shibumi chef David Schlosser to discuss Schlosser’s advanced career leading up to working in Japan (0:56), learning the highest forms of Japanese fine dining as a foreigner (33:43), and challenging the…
David Choe Tells His Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 18)
Aug 30, 2018 • 143 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by artist David Choe along with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to explore Choe’s extraordinary life.
JJ Redick on L.A. vs NYC, Food-Sports Parallels, and Challenging Norms | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 17)
Aug 23, 2018 • 54 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick to discuss the Los Angeles–New York debate (1:05) and the parallels between restaurant management and professional sports (15:00). Then, J.J. turns the tables and asks…
Nick Kroll, Part 2: Growing Beyond | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 16)
Aug 16, 2018 • 49 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang continues his conversation with comedian Nick Kroll. They discuss how personal experiences shaped the development of ‘Big Mouth’ (0:38), the importance of work-life balance (18:58), and setting others up for success…
Nick Kroll, Part 1: The Origin Story | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 15)
Aug 9, 2018 • 51 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang and comedian Nick Kroll discuss how they first met almost 20 years ago (5:08), Nick’s early days in comedy while he was still in college (11:21), why he’s glad his success came later in life (23:53), and finding the…
Good Girl Dinette Chef Diep Tran on Her Life and What Makes Vietnamese Food So Special | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 14)
Aug 2, 2018 • 75 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by Good Girl Dinette owner and chef Diep Tran to discuss what it was like fleeing Vietnam as a child (3:00), how she was inspired by her grandmother’s hustle (20:20), the great pho debate (35:20), what it was…
The Evolution of the Las Vegas Food Scene, With Joe House, Shaun King, and Matt Rudofker | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 13)
Jul 26, 2018 • 60 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘House of Carbs’ host Joe House, Momofuku Las Vegas executive chef Shaun King, and Momofuku global director of culinary operations Matt Rudofker to discuss how Las Vegas became a culinary destination…
Lena Waithe on Staying True to Herself and What Inspires Her | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 12)
Jul 19, 2018 • 46 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Lena Waithe to discuss why she doesn’t want people to strive to be “the next Lena Waithe” (1:35), where she gets her inspiration (21:01), and why she decided to write in a chef character in her show ‘The…
Producer Micro-Pod: A Tease for This Week’s Lena Waithe Interview | The Dave Chang Show
Jul 17, 2018 • 6 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by producers Aggi Ashagre and Isaac Lee in this micropod. They look ahead to Thursday’s episode featuring screenwriter, producer, and actress Lena Waithe and discuss queer representation in media.
Alan Yang Returns to Discuss His Hollywood Takeover | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 11)
Jul 12, 2018 • 49 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by screenwriter and producer Alan Yang in this second installment of their conversation about some of Alan’s latest projects (1:18), Asian representation in pop culture (14:49), and how inclusion in Hollywood…
‘Master of None’ Cocreator Alan Yang on Breaking Out of Harvard and Into Comedy | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 10)
Jun 28, 2018 • 41 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by screenwriter and producer Alan Yang to discuss how he transitioned from studying biology into comedy (5:23), making it in Hollywood (20:11), and some fun behind-the-scenes tidbits that ‘Parks and…
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 5 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 9)
Jun 21, 2018 • 57 min
In this final installment of the pre-opening diaries, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss the restaurant review process (8:15), dealing with poor reviews (28:05), and what to look forward to on…
Dave Chang on Mental Health and Holding on to Hope | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 8)
Jun 14, 2018 • 25 min
A brief note on this episode from chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang: “This week on the podcast, I want to open up a little about my own experiences with mental health in the hopes that we can chip away at some of the stigmas around it. I apologize if…
Chloe Kim on the Olympics, Korean American Identity, and Supportive Parents | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 7)
Jun 7, 2018 • 47 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim to discuss dealing with heightened pressures at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics (2:30), overcoming difficulties growing up as a Korean American athlete (16:12),…
Growing Up With Asian Immigrant Parents | The Dave Chang Show
Jun 5, 2018 • 7 min
In this micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang previews his interview with Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim by sharing his experiences playing competitive golf as a child.
Helen Rosner on #MeToo in the Culinary World and Her Long Career on the Food Beat | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 6)
May 31, 2018 • 52 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with New Yorker food correspondent Helen Rosner to discuss how food journalism has evolved (15:31). They also discuss how sexual misconduct allegations are being handled in the culinary world (27:01). Read…
MSG, Korean Food, and Cultural Appropriation | The Dave Chang Show
May 29, 2018 • 31 min
In this not-so-micro pod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by his producers, Isaac Lee and Aggi Ashagre, to discuss the racist implications behind the public perception of MSG, how Korean cuisine became popular in America, and dealing with…
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 4 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 5)
May 24, 2018 • 56 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss launching the Majordomo restaurant in Los Angeles (3:12), the reasons for its immediate success (20:55), and hit menu items (35:49).
Rian Johnson and Karina Longworth on Dealing With Criticism | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 4)
May 17, 2018 • 59 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson and ‘You Must Remember This’ host Karina Longworth to discuss innovating within the confines of expectation and facing subsequent criticism.
Rehashing ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With Mallory Rubin | The Dave Chang Show
May 14, 2018 • 14 min
In his first micropod, chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin to recapitulate their debate over the controversial film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ Stay tuned for Dave’s interview with ‘Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson…
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 3 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 3)
May 10, 2018 • 60 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss developing unique menu items through test dinners (4:32), utilizing local California ingredients in the dishes (28:50), and accounting for customers’ requests…
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 2)
May 3, 2018 • 51 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss choosing the location for Majordomo in Los Angeles (7:53), planning the numerous facets of the restaurant (22:02), and building the menu through test kitchens…
Pre-opening Diaries, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show (Ep. 1)
Apr 26, 2018 • 47 min
Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang sits down with HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to discuss the steps leading up to moving to Los Angeles (5:57), using past mistakes as lessons to apply during the Majordomo launch (17:34), and the unique struggles of…
Introducing ‘The Dave Chang Show’
Apr 24, 2018 • 1 min
Coming soon from ‘The Ringer’ and Majordomo Media: Join chef and founder of Momofuku Dave Chang as he shares his thoughts on the culinary world, launching his new Los Angeles restaurant Majordomo, being a star chef, and much more.