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LUCKY CHOW
Chinatown, Reimagined

 

This series travels across the United States to explore Asian cuisine’s impact on American food culture. Hosted by Danielle Chang, the six-part series explores a wide variety of Asian food and drink and meets the new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs dedicated to keeping traditions alive. The series features renowned chefs and culinary personalities such as Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, YouTube sensation Maangchi, Chinese master chef Susur Lee and ramen entrepreneur Ivan Orkin.

 

Chinatown, Reimagined
Track the evolution of Chinese food in America through the eyes of two third- generation Chinese American restaurateurs. Wilson Tang preserves the legacy of his family’s dim sum parlor (America’s oldest) while opening a fine-dining Chinese restaurant on Chinatown’s expanding Lower East Side. Ed Schoenfeld, a self-proclaimed Chinese food expert and owner of one of the most critically acclaimed Chinese restaurants in New York, provides a tutorial on Peking duck preparation.

 

LUCKY CHOW
Northern Thai Cuisine

 

Andy Ricker, a carpenter-turned-chef from Portland, OR, prepares a welcome dinner for the participating chefs at LA’s Lotus of Siam restaurant, with chef/owner Saipin Chutima at the helm. The duo create their collective version of a spicy Issan dish. At the table, Jet Tila rhapsodizes about the days when his family opened America’s first Thai grocery store in Hollywood and introduced lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and other ingredients to the American palate.

 

LUCKY CHOW
Koreatown U.S.A.

 

This episode visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both are 24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto itself. At dinner with host Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song, Chef Sang Yoon breaks down the basics of Korean cooking. Back in New York, Top Chef winner Kristen Kish, a Seoul-born Korean adoptee, receives a kimchi tutorial from Korean YouTube sensation, Maangchi. The episode ends with a night out at Pocha 32, an export of Korea’s popular “tent” restaurants.

 

LUCKY CHOW
Ramen Mania

 

Ivan Orkin, a New Yorker-turned-Japanese-ramen-chef, discusses ramen culture in New York versus Tokyo. Chef Nakamura from Sun Noodles explains what makes a great bowl of ramen. Later, seafood purveyor-turned-ramen-chef Yuji Haraguchi creates a New York deli-style version of his broth-less ramen dish, mazemen.

 

LUCKY CHOW
Trending Japanese

 

LUCKY CHOW returns for a second season with host Danielle Chang, who explores Asian cuisine’s impact on American food culture, while discovering how deeply Asian culture is rooted in our everyday lives.

 

Trending Japanese
Danielle explores the new wave of Japanese culinary culture, including a visit to New York’s Kaneko Cat Café and a Brooklyn izakaya.

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Vietnam

 

Trekker Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.

 

I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING
Hong Kong

 

Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters. Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that keep traditions alive and create new ones.

 

Hong Kong
Ride along with Phil as he steps out of his comfort zone in this Asian metropolis. He tries hot pot and a classic dish of century-old eggs, and even seeks medical aid in the form of unusual tea.

 

I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING
Paris

 

Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters. Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that keep traditions alive and create new ones.

 

Paris
Join Phil in the place he calls the “City of Sweets” as he indulges in some of the finest hot chocolate and football-sized croissants. He also searches for the best roast chicken and vegetable-centric dishes.

 

I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING
Italy

 

Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style- setters. Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that keep traditions alive and create new ones.

 

Italy
Sit down with Phil as he feasts on a home-cooked meal at chef Nancy Silverton’s Umbrian home and indulges his inner caveman, roasting gargantuan steaks over hot flames and serving them up “barbarian style.”

 

I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING
Tokyo

 

Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, as he learns from chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style -setters. Rosenthal visits the kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path that keep traditions alive and create new ones.

 

Tokyo
Follow Phil in his search for the most delicious ramen, the sushi of his dreams and anything else that makes Tokyo a global culinary capital. He serves New York egg creams to his guests and dials down with TV host and comedian David Spector.

 

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