Friday Fuckery: David Chang Drunkstedness


Since chef David Chang has received much flak recently (including from this blog) from his “Fig-gate” controversy, I’m linking to this just for the hell of it. And because of the the lovely K-Town fried chicken footage. And plenty of delightful slurring on the part of Chang.

Although Chang has a reputation for being a douche, I have to give him respect for his taste in food and some choice one liners:

Sue Chan: Woo! This is spicy.

David Chang: Are you Asian?!

Off camera: What’s the preparation for the pork?

Chang: The preparation for the pork is a couple teaspoons of salt, and some black pepper, and a couple hours of don’t fuckin worry about it.”

But one thing really bugs me: what happened to Sue Chan’s pants?


David Chang/Anthony Bourdain vs. The Bay


I’m a little late to this, but I’ll post it anyway. This comes from a post by about Anthony Bourdain and David Chang of Momofuku. All you really need to know are the two following quotes:

David Chang on San Francisco restaurants: “There’s only a handful of restaurants that are manipulating food,” and “every restaurant in San Francisco is serving figs on a plate with nothing on it”

Anthony Bourdain referring to Alice Waters (of Chez Panisse) as “Pol Pot in a muumuu” and saying “Alice Waters annoys the living shit out of me. We’re all in the middle of a recession, like we’re all going to start buying expensive organic food and running to the green market. There’s something very Khmer Rouge about Alice Waters that has become unrealistic … I’m suspicious of orthodoxy, the kind of orthodoxy when it comes to what you put in your mouth.”

All I gotta say is I respect all the above chefs, and love the food at Chez Panisse, all the Momofukus, and even Les Halles (to a certain degree). But damn, hating on an entire city’s cuisine? WTF? I knew you were a DOUCHE Chang, but you really are a bigtime douche. You, with your backpack running out of Momofuku Milk Bar that one time I was eating your delicious cookies and needed to shit so bad cause it was so rich with yummyness. I shoulda stepped up to you for what you said about SF, except I was busy desecrating your bathroom (as well as my other two friends messing up the Ssam Bar bathroom, don’t worry, I won’t out you, *cough* cheezu *cough* JiP).

And to Bourdain. You can do no wrong after you said you were gonna move your family to Da Nang, the most gangsta of all of Viet Nam (IMHO), so I’ll give you a free pass for hating on Berkeley cuisine. Just this one time.