Feast Meets West

Heritage Radio Network

Ever wonder how matcha lattes became an international trend? How the banh mi became a staple in the US? Or how curry became the UK’s national dish? Feast Meets West traces the journey behind your favorite Asian foods, telling you their origin stories...Show More

51:59 | Nov 14th

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...Show More

51:26 | Oct 31st

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 ne...Show More
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50:16 | Oct 23rd

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 spa...Show More

48:28 | Oct 2nd

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 ...Show More

47:23 | Sep 18th

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 mea...Show More
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