The Chef Show Season 1, Episode 5: David Chang Review

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In the fifth episode of The Chef Show, Jon Favreau and Roy Choi team up with celebrity chef David Chang to reclaim the wonders of Korean food.

The fifth episode of Jon Favreau and Roy Choi’s The Chef Show is all about the cultural bonds one has to food. Here they cook a variety of foods that give them a sense of home and family.

With Ugly Delicious chef David Chang joining the show, we also get to learn more about Korean food—the myths, the wonders, and the deliciousness.

Salsa Verde

Inspired by fellow director Robert Rodriguez’s cauliflower rice and pizza in the previous episode, Favreau decides to do his own take on cauliflower fried rice with a salsa verde, and roast pork.

To make the salsa verde, Favreau and Choi put a variety of greens on the grill—jalapenos, serrano peppers, and spring onions. Though Choi would have kept the jalapeno seeds, Favreau takes them out because his children don’t like spice that much. The grilled vegetables are then put in a mixer with orange juice, garlic, pepper, and cilantro. The result is a vibrant and verdant salsa verde that leaves Choi smacking his lips.

Roast Pork

Alongside the salsa verde for the cauliflower fried rice, Choi and Favreau make the marinade for the pork. Like most of Choi’s recipes, this marinade requires a large number of ingredients. It looks delicious but this marinade may be difficult to replicate at home. If you do wish to attempt it, you would be wise to plan well in advance.

Before putting the marinade on the pork however, the pork needs to be seasoned thoroughly. Favreau expertly seasons it before massaging the marinade into the body. The result is a delicious and juicy pork belly.