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We Took an Intern on Chefs Night Out for his 21st Birthday

Oscar has been a Munchies Test Kitchen intern for three months, which is also the length of time he’s lived in New York. And he just had his 21st birthday. To celebrate, the Munchies staff took Oscar out for a night he’ll never forget. They opened his eyes to the world of fine dining at Crown Shy, where Oscar eats his first oysters. They show him a secret speakeasy hidden in a hot dog shop in the East Village. And they bring him to a New York City staple of…

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Munchies Throwbacks: Chef’s Night Out with Michael White

This episode of Chef’s Night Out features Michael White, a New York City chef renowned for his handiwork at the seafood-focused Italian restaurant Marea in Columbus Circle. Michael assembled a crew of culinary heavyweights for his eating excursion: Josh Capon, chef-owner of Burger and Barrel and Lure Fishbar, decorated hamburger champion, and newly minted pudding enthusiast; and Olivia Young, the PR rep for Michael’s restaurant group and the only person in attendance who declined to pre-game with a full serving of pasta. Michael’s itinerary took us to SriPraPhai, a Thai…

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Mama Jo is NYC’s Official Grandmother of Breakfast – Street Food Icons

Mama Jo has been serving breakfast staples like bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches and omelets and traditional Greek pastries, such as spanakopita and baklava, from her food truck in Midtown Manhattan for over 35 years. She claims to be NYC’s oldest street food vendor and isn’t planning on retiring her legendary food cart any time soon. Mama Jo’s breakfast menu is longer than some dine-in restaurants’ menus, and it’s all done without sacrificing quality. She gets her ingredients fresh every morning in Astoria, Queens, serves food with a smile, and…

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How To Carbonate Fruit and Make Crunchy Honey

Cara Nicolleti is joined by Wylie Dufresne, the American chef behind wd-50 that helped bring molecular gastronomy to NY, to show us how to add a scientific twist to a classic cheese plate. First he carbonates fruit slices by adding C02 to a siphon, then freezes honey by drizzling it into liquid Nitrogen. Both are added to creamy ricotta spread onto roasted bread, creating a texturally surprising taste experience. Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES All Munchies videos release a full week early on our site: https://video.vice.com/en_us/channel/munchies Hungry? Sign up here…

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How To Make Filipino Style Omelettes with Alvin Cailan

Chef Alvin Cailan of NYC’s The Usual stops by the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen to make tortang talong. This Filipino eggplant omelette is made by charring whole Japanese eggplant over open flame, removing the skins, and then frying the smoky flesh with eggs. Topped with tomato and cucumber, this savory dish is perfect for breakfast but can be quickly whipped up at any time of day. Check out the recipe here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xpqz/filipino-eggplant-omelette-recipe-tortang-talong Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES All Munchies videos release a full week early on our site: https://video.vice.com/en_us/channel/munchies Hungry? Sign…

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The Dollar Tamale Queen of New York – Street Food Icons

Evelia Coyotzi has been selling dollar tamales in Corona, Queens since 2001. Her team starts every day around 9 PM, cooking through the night, so that by 4 AM, they’re outside the Junction Boulevard subway stop selling her tamales. Originally from Tlaxcala, Mexico, Evelia makes a large variety of tamales, like tamales con rajas, mole, pollo verde, Oaxacan tamales and more, which she sells for $1-2 apiece out of a pushcart. Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES All Munchies videos release a full week early on our site: https://video.vice.com/en_us/channel/munchies Check out…

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Meyhem Lauren’s Recipe for Shrimp and Grits

This recipe is secret. This recipe was obtained under the cover of night. This recipe is from Florida. Meyhem is never finished with shrimp, and the people know it, so one person sought him out and made this shrimp and grits recipe for him in Florida. Allegedly, it was one of the Brooks Brothers. Learn how to make the perfect grits (love and patience is key). Learn how to mix cheese with seafood (it can be done). Learn how to tan your shrimp. Check out the recipe here: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/j57gpb/easy-shrimp-and-grits-recipe Subscribe…

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The Jerk Chicken Queen of the Bronx – Street Food Icons

Fauzia Abdur-Rahman has been serving Jamaican food in the South Bronx from her cart Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights, right outside the courthouse, for the last 25 years. The menu changes every day, but there are always two meat options, a fish option and three vegetarian options. With the help of her daughter and husband, Fauzia makes her famous jerk chicken three times a week, and finishes it with her homemade jerk sauce that she makes with pimiento and scotch bonnet peppers, plus a host of other ingredients. Subscribe to Munchies here:…

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The King of Falafel – Street Food Icons

King of Falafel & Shawarma has been serving mouthwatering Middle Eastern cuisine on the streets of Astoria for the last 17 years. The falafel recipe, with its unique oval shape, is a guarded secret of owner Freddy Zeideia, who mastered it with techniques he learned while growing up in Palestine. After being dissatisfied with the falafel and shawarma offerings in New York, Freddy took matters into his own hands by starting King of Falafel & Shawarma in 2002. Since then, his enterprise has grown, with a truck in Astoria, a…

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Chef’s Night Out – Wagyu Burgers, Karaoke and Taiwanese Food with Win Son

Trigg Brown and Josh Ku of Win Son in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, make some of the most exciting Taiwanese-American food around. On their night off, they took a few staffers out for a night of Taiwanese food, semi-professional bowling, Hellboy pizza slices from Paulie Gee’s, and baos from Eddie Huang’s Bauhaus, then ended their night with karaoke and milk bun wagyu burgers. Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES All Munchies videos release a full week early on our site: https://video.vice.com/en_us/channel/munchies Check out http://munchies.tv for more! Follow Munchies here: Facebook: http://facebook.com/munchies Twitter:…

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