WHAT IS YUM CHAT
Yum Chat is a 5 part documentary series streaming exclusively on Twin Marquis’ Facebook and Youtube channels. 5 New York City Asian American chefs come together over one dish. They trade kitchen secrets, tell their stories, teach each other, and eat good food. Share the tables of Esther Choi of mŏkbar, Wilson Tang of Nom Wah, Bao Bao of Baoburg, Hooni Kim of Hanjan, and Lien Lin of Bricolage as they explore Asian cooking Yum Chat style.
Food is the ambassador of culture; it expresses all the elements that define a country - its history, social customs, language, geography and arts.
I feel like we're in an age where communication is lacking. We forget that people come together at a dining room table with food, and you talk, and you converse, and you eat.
I always knew. When I was growing up I liked to play cooking. I would pick leaves and fruit from trees and pretend that I was a chef. And I was happy. And the next thing I know I am a real chef and I like to see people happy eating my food.
I wanted to show New Yorkers that Korean food isn't always cheap and that we are about quality and ingredient, values and philosophy.
All my memories, all my fondest memories, are surrounded by food and family. That's where I'm most happy.
- ESTHER CHOIChef/Owner of mŏkbar/Ms.YooESTHER CHOIChef/Owner of mŏkbar/Ms.YooEP1. Progress
- WILSON TANGOwner of Nom Wah Tea ParlorWILSON TANGOwner of Nom Wah Tea ParlorEP2. Family
- BAO BAOChef/Owner of BaoburgBAO BAOChef/Owner of BaoburgEP3. Traditions
- HOONI KIMChef/Owner of Hanjan/DanjiHOONI KIMChef/Owner of Hanjan/DanjiEP4. Quality
- LIEN LINChef/Owner of BricolageLIEN LINChef/Owner of BricolageEP5. Time
Some like the veggies, some like the meat. Esther Choi whips up 2 different Mandu (dumplings), one vegan and one pork, while talking about the future of Asian Cuisine.
Premieres Aug. 21st!
From picky eaters to kitchen memories, Wilson Tang talks family. While making Stir-Fry Udon with Lap cheong (chinese sausage), the Yum Chat team will open up about life at home and growing up.
Traditional shumai takes a modern twist as Chef Bao Bao folds chicken and shrimp K̄hnm cīb (ขนมจีบ) with the Yum Chat team.
Chef Hooni Kim pan-fries some Hong Kong-style noodles and veggies while expressing his love for local and organic cooking.
Chef Lien Lin arranges a sweet and savory dessert of chocolate and blue cheese, while sharing time-saving tips with the Yum Chat team.