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Lucky Chow

Ramen Mania

Ivan Orkin, the renegade 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 brothless ramen dish, mazemen, using sustainable and typically discarded seafood from a nearby supermarket. The episode ends in Berkeley, Calif. with a tour of the local greenmarket from three former Chez Panisse...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #101

Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm on 12.1


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LUCKY CHOW travels across the United States to explore Asian cuisine's impact on American food culture. The un-hosted six-part series explores a wide variety of Asian food and drink — from a famous Japanese noodle dish to Korean kimchi to Chinese fusion — while meeting the new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs dedicated to keeping the traditions alive.