EPISODE 59 | November 14, 2018

A Spotlight on Anita Lo

Tonight we are spotlighting the Michelin-starred Chef Anita Lo! We’ll be talking about everything–from her storied career, her experiences as an…

EPISODE 58 | November 1, 2018

A New Take on Chinese Takeout ft. Junzi Kitchen and TOMORROW

Lucas Sin, Chef of Junzi Kitchen, and Amelie Kang, Founder of TOMORROW, join us to talk about changing the perception…

EPISODE 57 | October 17, 2018

Japanese Inspired Bars ft. Bar Moga and Hidden Pearl

Karen Lin, Executive General Manager of Bar Moga, and Leif Huckman, Creative Director of Hidden Pearl, join us to talk…

EPISODE 56 | October 3, 2018

Badass Female Chefs in Asian Food

Chef Baobao of Baoburg in Greenpoint, and Chef Lien Lin of Bricolage in Park Slope join us to talk about…

EPISODE 55 | September 19, 2018

The Asian Food Mafia

For today’s conversation, we actually won’t be talking about a specific Asian dish or cuisine, but we’re happy to have…

EPISODE 54 | September 5, 2018

The Boom of Chinatown North ft. 886 and Hunan Slurp Shop

The East Village, or should we call it “Chinatown North,” is now flush with Chinese restaurants dedicated to changing the…

EPISODE 53 | April 18, 2018

Pinch Chinese + Xiao Long Bao

You’re listening to the last episode of the season! And that coincides with a conversation about one of our favorite…

EPISODE 52 | April 11, 2018

Ho Foods + Beef Noodle Soup

We’re talking about Taiwan’s beef noodle soup. The beef noodle soup is typically a meal onto itself. A hearty bowl…

EPISODE 51 | April 4, 2018

Yunnan Mixian + South of the Clouds

We’re talking about a Chinese cuisine we’ve never covered before on Feast Meets West – and that’s Yunnan cuisine. Yunnan’s…

EPISODE 50 | March 28, 2018

COTE + NYC’s First Korean Steakhouse

It’s our 50th episode of Feast Meets West! Today, we have a fun episode for you covering how the Korean…

EPISODE 49 | March 14, 2018

China Blue + Designing a Different Chinese Dining Experience

Today, we are not just talking about Chinese food, but also the elevated dining experience you can find at a…

EPISODE 48 | March 7, 2018

Zai Lai + Taiwanese Breakfast

#FMWAsianBreakfast is back in a big way this season. Last week we talked about Beijing’s jianbing, this week we’re onto…

EPISODE 47 | February 28, 2018

Mr. Bing + Jianbing, the Ultimate Beijing Street Food

On this week’s episode, we talk about one of the oldest and most popular street food items in China–jianbing. It’s…

EPISODE 46 | February 21, 2018

Kimbap Lab + Bibimbap in a Roll

Kimbap is an iconic Korean dish made from cooked rice, and other ingredients that are rolled in a dried sheet…

EPISODE 45 | February 14, 2018

Tang Hotpot + China’s Thousand Year Old Dish

This Valentine’s Day, we are talking about a beloved dish that will warm you up inside and out. Hotpot is…

EPISODE 44 | February 7, 2018

The Hwa Yuan Legacy + OG Sesame Noodles

Today, we’re talking about sesame noodles and the family that made it a staple in New York City’s culinary landscape,…

EPISODE 43 | January 31, 2018

Shunan Teng + Baijiu, The World’s Most Consumed Liquor

Baijiu is the world’s most consumed liquor, but is virtually unknown outside of China. Baijiu connoisseur, Shunan Teng of Tea…

EPISODE 42 | January 24, 2018

John McCarthy + Bringing Izakaya Culture to the West

Japanese izakayas are easy to love – they’re casual, fun places to drink, and have become synonymous with tasty and…

EPISODE 41 | January 17, 2018

Nom Wah Tu + Beverage Pairings for Chinese Food

As the landscape for Chinese food matures in New York with more specialized and regional options, it’s time we talk…

EPISODE 40 | December 13, 2017

Sri Rao + The Indian-American Kitchen

This episode, we are joined by Sri Rao to help us learn more about Indian-American recipes, culture, and his new…

EPISODE 39 | December 6, 2017

Momo Delight + Why NYC Love Nepalese Dumplings

Our first Nepalese guest, Fulpa Jangbu of Momo Delight, joins Lynda on our second to last episode of the year…

EPISODE 38 | November 29, 2017

Calvin Eng + Fermented Chinese Flavors

You may be familiar with some fermented Asian food staples, like soy sauce and kimchi (see past FMW episodes!). Today,…

EPISODE 37 | November 15, 2017

Ching-He Huang + The Art of Stir-Frying

Cooking Channel personality and cookbook author, Ching-He Huang, talks to Lynda and Iris about her new book, Stir Crazy: 100…

EPISODE 36 | November 8, 2017

MáLà Project + Sichuan Dry Pot

We all know what hot pot is, but what is Sichuan dry pot? Founder of MáLà Project, Amelie Kang, joins…

EPISODE 35 | November 1, 2017

Kopitiam + Malaysian Breakfast

Lynda and Iris sit down with Kyo Pang, owner and chef at Kopitiam for another Asian Breakfast episode! Kyo enlightens…

EPISODE 34 | October 25, 2017

Jeff Keasberry + The Rijsttafel of Indo Dutch Cuisine

Lynda and Iris talk to Los Angeles-based food blogger and cookbook author, Jeff Keasberry, about the “rijsttafel” – how it’s…

EPISODE 33 | October 18, 2017

Tomoko Omori + Japanese Curry

Ever wonder how curry became one of Japan’s most popular dishes? Tomoko Omori, President and CEO of Go Go Curry…

EPISODE 32 | October 11, 2017

Carson Yiu + Stinky Tofu

This week we switch gears and talk about an Asian dish that gets almost no love in the west –…

EPISODE 31 | October 4, 2017

Sakaya + All About Sake

Rick Smith, owner of NYC’s first and only premium sake shop Sakaya, joins Lynda and Iris on the show to…

EPISODE 30 | September 27, 2017

Old Monk + Butter Chicken

Lynda and Iris discuss the iconic Indian dish, butter chicken, with the help of Navjot Arora and Sushil Malhotra of…

EPISODE 29 | September 20, 2017

Tea Drunk + Chinese Tea for The Modern Day

We’ve talked about tea before, but on this episode, we go back to where it all began: Chinese tea. The…

EPISODE 28 | September 13, 2017

Jordan Andino + Filipino Breakfast

Jordan Andino is the Chef/Owner of Filipino Tacqueria, 2nd City. He joins Lynda and Iris on the first episode of…

EPISODE 27 | August 9, 2017

Okonomi + Japanese Breakfast

JT Vuong and George Padilla of YUJI Ramen are back by popular demand! But this time, Lynda and Iris talk…

EPISODE 26 | August 2, 2017

The Tang + Zha Jiang Mian

Eric Sze, owner of the contemporary Chinese noodle bar The Tang, talks to Lynda and Iris about Chinese noodle culture…

EPISODE 25 | July 26, 2017

Shuko + Omakase

Co-owners and co-chefs of Shuko, Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, talk to Lynda and Iris about their modern take on…

EPISODE 24 | July 19, 2017

Seng Luangrath + Lao Sticky Rice

While the food of Laos is underrepresented here in the West, you’d be surprised to learn that you may have…

EPISODE 23 | July 12, 2017

Jonathan Wu + Seasonal Chinese Vegetables

We love seasonal produce here in NYC, but sometimes that curiosity stops at our favorite ethnic restaurants where we see…

EPISODE 22 | July 5, 2017

Judy Joo + Korean Barbecue

UK Iron Chef, international restauranteur, and cookbook author Judy Joo joins us on this special 4th of July episode to…

EPISODE 21 | June 28, 2017

Jet Tila + The Philosophy of “Yum”

Jet Tila, Celebrity Chef, Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine, and cookbook author of 101 Asian Dishes You Need To Cook…

EPISODE 20 | June 21, 2017

Chul Kim + Bringing Korean Food Out of K-Town

Chul Kim, owner of Little Dokebi and Dokebi Bar & Grill in Brooklyn, talks to Lynda and Iris about Korean…

EPISODE 19 | June 14, 2017

Floyd Cardoz + Home-style Indian Food

Chef Floyd Cardoz of Tabla and Top Chef Masters fame joins Lynda and Iris in the studio this week. He…

EPISODE 18 | June 7, 2017

Maiko Kyogoku + Japanese Comfort Food

There’s more to Japanese cuisine than sushi, sashimi, onigiri, and miso soup! Maiko Kyogoku of Bessou talks to Lynda and…

EPISODE 17 | May 31, 2017

Mimi Cheng’s + Taiwanese Dumplings with a Modern Spin

Hannah Cheng, co-founder of the popular Mimi Cheng’s, joins us on the show to talk about her story, what it’s…

EPISODE 16 | May 24, 2017

Chinese Tuxedo + Well-traveled Chinese Food

Located in a former opera house on the historic Doyers Street of NYC’s Chinatown, Chinese Tuxedo is not your average…

EPISODE 15 | May 17, 2017

Dale Talde + Canned Meats in Asian Cuisine

Ever wonder why there’s so much Spam in Asian food? Chef and owner of the Talde restaurants and former Top…

EPISODE 14 | April 12, 2017

Tim Ho Wan + Michelin-Starred Dim Sum

Tony Chan, General Manager of Tim Ho Wan, joins Lynda and Iris on the show to tell the story of…

EPISODE 13 | April 5, 2017

Hannah Bae of Noona’s Ice Cream + Korean-Inspired Flavors

Hannah Bae, founder of Noona’s Ice Cream, joins Iris and Lynda in the studio to talk about the flavors from…

EPISODE 12 | March 29, 2017

MOCA + Chinese Food in America

The team from Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) join Lynda and Iris in the studio to talk about their…

EPISODE 11 | March 22, 2017

Stephen Cheuk + The Health Benefits of Matcha

Stephen Cheuk, founder of S10 Training and co-founder of House of Matcha, is very passionate about the health benefits of…

EPISODE 10 | March 15, 2017

Chef Yo of Pinto Garden + Thai Breakfast

In Feast Meets West’s first installment of the “Asian Breakfast Series”, Lynda and Iris discuss why Asian breakfast hasn’t quite…

EPISODE 9 | March 8, 2017

YUJI Ramen + The Evolution of Ramen

Lynda and Iris interview JT Vuong and George Padilla of YUJI Ramen, a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a mission…

EPISODE 8 | March 1, 2017

Leah Cohen of Pig & Khao + Has Filipino Food Arrived?

Instead of talking about a particular dish, this week Lynda and Iris delve deep to understand one country’s cuisine: The…

EPISODE 7 | February 22, 2017

Esther Choi of mokbar + The Kimchi Boom

This week Lynda and Iris share the pilot episode of Feast Meets West recorded at the HRN studio back in…

EPISODE 6 | February 15, 2017

Bin Chen of Boba Guys + Better Bubble Tea

Originating in Taiwan in the 1980’s, boba or bubble tea has been an international hit, but this new beverage is…

EPISODE 5 | February 8, 2017

Andrea Nguyen + The Pho Cookbook

Pho is probably the most iconic Vietnamese dish, and has steadily grown in demand in the last decade to the…

EPISODE 4 | February 1, 2017

Win Son + Taiwanese Danzi Noodles

Taiwan may have food trends that went international like gua bao and bubble tea, but today, Josh Ku and Chef…

EPISODE 3 | January 25, 2017

Junghyun Park of Atoboy + All About Banchan

Banchan may not always be the main focus of your meal when you’re at a Korean restaurant, but these small…

EPISODE 2 | January 18, 2017

Josh Grinker of Kings Co Imperial + Soy Sauce on Tap

These days, soy sauce is found in practically every pantry worldwide. Tune in to learn about one of the world’s…

EPISODE 1 | January 11, 2017

Thomas Chen of Tuome

Ever wonder what the pork is in your takeout BBQ pork fried rice? It’s a watered down version of char…