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The Story Behind the Momofuku Chili Crunch, With Eddie Huang

Dave and Chris call up chef and polymath Eddie Huang, to talk about the Momofuku Chili Crunch’s resemblance to the popular Chinese chili sauce Lao Gan Ma

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When the Momofuku team announced the arrival of the Chili Crunch, chef and polymath Eddie Huang raised some questions regarding its resemblance to the popular Chinese chili sauce Lao Gan Ma. Naturally, Dave and Chris Ying called him up to discuss the issue at length and explain the roots of the new product.

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