Lexington Food Justice Podcast #18

Celebrity Chef in the studio!

Master Chef star Dan Wu joined us in the studio to discuss his newest venture -- Atomic Ramen. A super-powered noodle shop featuring delectable bowls of authentic Japanese ramen and an array of Asian small bites. YUM!!!

An located at Lexington's newly established shopping venue, The Summit at Fritz Farm.

We talked about Dan's unique trajectory that propelled Dan into the culinary world and local celebrity status. We also discussed the challenges of introducing this novel culinary concept to our community. And how Dan utilizes his culinary skills to help fundraise for small local non-profits and causes important to him (but perhaps don't receive the publicity of other worthy causes).

Dan is amazing and FUN!! And helped us deliver this terrific show. Which, personally, I really needed some help. As I was feeling under the weather that day. So very grateful, Dan!

Hope you enjoy the show! 👇🏽 

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Tim & I ate at Atomic Ramen back in November. This is where I officially met Dan. And asked him to be on our show. So not only did I book Dan for this gig. But enjoyed the scrumptiously, deliciously and fabulous filling noodles. Hmmmm -- Hmmmm -- GOOD!!!

 UHURA: Pork & chicken broth, roast pork loin, 6-minute egg, menma, kamaboko, and nori. Sans scallions because of a food sensitvity.

UHURA: Pork & chicken broth, roast pork loin, 6-minute egg, menma, kamaboko, and nori. Sans scallions because of a food sensitvity.

 The OTOMO: Spicy miso pork & chicken broth, braised pork belly, poached egg, kamaboko, and nori. Sans the mushrooms & scallions because of a food sensitivity.

The OTOMO: Spicy miso pork & chicken broth, braised pork belly, poached egg, kamaboko, and nori. Sans the mushrooms & scallions because of a food sensitivity.

And BTW -- The Uhuru Bowl was so named in honor of Lt. Uhura of the original Star Trek fame. Which my geeky, trekky Tim got the connection right away. And according to our server TIm was the only patron thus far who made that call!

The Otomo Bowl refers to the last name of a famous Japanese manga artist, screenwriter & film director. Forgive me, but I forget the first name of the artist. You'll have to listen to the podcast for that trivia.

Anyhoo -- the point is, as Dan discussed. So many folks believe these are names of traditional ramen bowls. But instead, just creative, culinary license taken by this local "culinary evangelist"!

 

Up Next (January 5th)

Many THANKS again to Dan Wu! And best wishes for success with Atomic Ramen!

Ben & I are taking a holiday break. But will be replaying some of our favorite episodes over the next couple weeks. So no worries, you'll still be able to listen to food justice on Fridays. In the meantime, please enjoy a fantastic and festive holiday season!!

And please tune in to our next show on January 5th, 10 - 11 am, 93.9 FM WLXU Lexington Community Radio. We'll be offering tips and strategies for more ethical and sustainable eating in 2018.

This will be a very special show! Hope you will join us.