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We pull up a chair with “Fresh Off the Boat” actor Hudson Yang and his Dad, journalist Jeff Yang to hear about how they connect with their Taiwanese culture through family meals. Over in Honolulu, “Hawaii Five-O” actor Daniel Dae Kim gets a cooking lesson at a local family-owned favorite.
Have you heard of nose-to-tail cuisine? “Shadowhunters” star, Harry Shum Jr., takes us through traditional Chinese dishes that utilize every part of the pig. We’ll also hear the history behind our favorite mystery meat, SPAM…and get and easy recipe with a Korean twist. Lastly, we head over to the Philippines to try some intestinally interesting street food.
We’ll join our Foodie Fam for a taste of the delicacies at the famous 626 Market, and learn how night markets grew out of Taiwan and spread to the US. We’ll also hit the streets of Saigon with rapper Suboi as she takes us out late night to introduce us to local “beer food,” and our favorite Crazy Rich Asians tell us about Singaporean Night Markets and what it was like to recreate one for the movie.
Ki Hong Le invites our foodie fam for a bowl of Black Noodles, and explains to us the Korean tradition behind it. We then head to Vietnam with rapper Suboi to compare the flavors of Northern and Southern style Pho.we’ll also join competitive eater Raina Huang, for a ramen challenge like you’ve never seen.
Family Style tests your superstitions and explores urban legends…First up, we hit Oahu to learn about the legend of the Pork Highway- Hawaiian storyteller Lopaka Kapanui’s shares the “Legend of the Pork Highway.” Over on the mainland, Mythbuster, Grant Imahara will join us for a sushi “battle of the sexes” that might just hush the haters! And our Foodie Fam gets together for a campfire to share their own family folklores!
We’re heading to the bakery- this episode is all about sweet treats! Comedian Bobby Lee joins us for the Family Style Baked Olympics where it’s East versus West in a head to head dessert battle. Actor Daniel Wu tells us how he traded his Mom’s Chinese snacks for Twinkies and Hohos! And we get a history lesson on how Cambodians are running the donut game in southern California.
It’s time to feast as our foodie fam meets up with actor Parvesh Cheena to discuss the nuances of Indian cuisine and how the “family style meal” is an integral part of his culture. Then we’ll head to the suburbs of LA to the tranquil Hsi Lai Buddhist temple, and the home of the best vegetarian buffet around! Actress Vivian Bang joins us for lunch and learns what makes their preparation process unique. And, later we travel to Beijing to learn the history behind the feast of China’s “Eight Great Dishes”.
On this episode of Family Style, we tackle the issues as Chef Nguyen Tran invites us into his bar-cade Button Mash to talk “Asian fusion” and appropriation vs. appreciation with Jeff Yang and Phil Yu. Then we’ll go surfing and hit an open-air market with JP Anglo of “Master Chef, Pinoy Edition” as he prepares a beachside barbeque in the spirit of the fusion only found in the Philippines. Finally, we get to hear how our “Crazy Rich Asians” friends would upgrade their childhood comfort foods.
Our foodie fam sits down with actor and activist D’Lo for a traditional Sri Lankan meal to understand the nuances of this unique food. Then we hit the streets to give Angelenos a taste of Filipino condiment Bagoong! We’ll also go to Beijing China, for some traditional tastes and the mysterious Dark Cuisine.
This episode is all about the food that warms your heart and fills your belly. Actress Ally Maki joins our Foodie Fam for a Burmese style comfort food feast. She’ll also share how her family used Japanese ingredients to create a unique twist on American fare. We then head over to Manila, Philippines, with our extended foodie fam, Erwan Heussaff to learn how to prepare Kare Kare- a simple, stew with a rich history.
Our Foodie Fam sits down with tea shop owner Arlene Yuan as she breaks down the history of Boba and how getting likes on social helped build her business. Then we’ll join actor Jimmy Wong to hear how we can up our foodie photo game! Finally, Anthony Ma and his Ma check out a street-food fave that is both tasty and gram-worthy.
Get to know our foodie fam as they each bring dishes from their own family traditions. Over in the Philippines, we’re going on a road trip! We visit a famous treehouse that doubles as a shared artist space and food court serving unique local dishes. Then we’ll hear an embarrassing lunch story from Crazy Rich Asians Director Jon M. Chu.