Episode 20! Wow! It's crazy how quickly we got here and we couldn't have done it without your encouragement, support, and constructive feedback.
This week Eric and Akshay join me to get real deep into a topic near and dear to our hearts: Chinese Food in America, while revisiting Padma Lakshmi's Taste the Nation "SF Chinatown" episode. Specifically, San Francisco and New York Chinese Food. We start out by explaining why, in a world of self-proclaimed foodies, you should trust our opinions about food (7:22) before explaining why Padma's show is as much about the culture and politics behind food...and how her show chooses an entirely new direction from the GOAT, Tony Bourdain. (15:47) At (41:15), we start getting into the good stuff: CHINESE RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS! Including when to go, what to order, including some off the menu items. To finish the epsiode we look at a (58:13) case study of Lan Zhou Noodles vs Xian Famous Foods: will our favorite mom and pop shops that maintain delicious tradition survive in the face of savvy innovation, superior marketing, and appeal to broader (non Asian) tastes?
The Electric Image Express Map! As a special treat for our 20th episode, We have shared a Google Maps bookmarks list below so if you're interested in any of the restaurants we recommended, you can check them out yourself post COVID! CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP
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