David Chang is the chef and founder of Momofuku. Called one of “the most influential people of the 21st century” by Esquire, David has appeared on numerous television shows, and was the first chef to be featured on the Emmy-award winning PBS television show, “The Mind of a Chef.” His cookbook, Momofuku, is a New York Times bestseller. Along with Academy Award Winning Director Morgan Neville, David is a creative force behind “Ugly Delicious,” an eight-part Netflix original documentary series about foods we love and the stories that shape them.
How David Chang Transforms Greek Salad into Greek Gazpacho.
This fresh-tasting, cold tomato soup is David Chang’s riff on Greek salad. When Chang visits Momofuku Seiōbo, his restaurant in Sydney, he often finds himself ordering the traditional dish in the city’s many Greek spots. “I usually think the onions and olives are too sharp, so I soften them and mildly subdue their flavor by sautéing them together,” he says. “And I always like to add something sweet to tomato dishes, hence the honey in this recipe.”
Momofuku means lucky peach.
Momofuku was founded by chef David Chang in 2004 with the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City. Credited with “the rise of contemporary Asian-American cuisine” by the New York Times and named the “most important restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine, Momofuku has opened restaurants in the United States, Australia, and Canada. The restaurants have gained world-wide recognition for their innovative take on cuisine, while supporting sustainable and responsible farmers and food purveyors.