Food: Hipster Chinese American Cuisine

misterjiurestaurantI have spent a couple of years of living in SF and all I remember is late night dive and karaoke bars in Chinatown next to North Beach.  Now a hipster Chinese-American fusion style restaurant has opened up – Mister Jiu’s.  Chef’s Night Out check outs owner/chef Brandon Jew about Mister Jiu’s eatery, historic SF Chinatown and eating round the neighborhood.

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Food: The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook Tour

missionchinesefoodbookcoverThe wacky star chef Danny Bowien did a cookbook tour this past year for his “Mission Chinese Cookbook” by Harper Collins.  Munchies goes behind-the-scenes with Danny on the book tour and a look at the yummy food.

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Food: Real Szechuan in Philly!

handynastylogoThis dude likes to say “F***” a lot.  On this spicy foul-mouth episode of Chef’s Night Out, they check out Han Dynasty restaurant chain in Philadelphia that dishes out authentic Chinese food.  They also interview outspoken owner Han Chiang about keeping Chinese food “real.”  Han also takes his friends around his favorite eating spots in Philly.

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Food: Peking Duck & 1,000 Year Old Eggs in Berlin

ramennoodlesAnother Munchies episode with chefs on a night out on the town in Berlin, Germany.  This episode, Munchies follows co-owners Oliver Rother and Quirin Schwanck of restaurant Parker Bowles in Kreuzberg on their journey of eating out.  They stop by a Chinese restaurant in Charlottenburg called Good Friends and back to Kreuzberg for some Japanese ramen at Cocolo Ramen.

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The Search for General Tso

searchgeneralchickenAnother documentary that is on my watch list and is now hitting the film festival circuit is “The Search for General Tso” by filmmaker Ian Cheney.  If you been to any Chinese restaurant in America you will find some-type of “General Tso” chicken dish.  This dish is unheard in native China, a typical Chinese-American dish like Egg Rolls and Beef & Broccoli.  This documentary tries to find the origins and effects of “General Tso” chicken.

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