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Can t help but compare to Eddie Huang s Fresh off the Boat since they have similar stories growing up rich, messing up and finding salvation in food Both written in slang, which gets grating at times Choi haslife experience with the 10 years he has on Huang and he is a trained chef from the Harvard of cooking schools The cook book portion is also a nice concept butlikely filler The book feels a little superficial Huang does a better job delving deeper into his identity and wh Can t help but compare to Eddie Huang s Fresh off the Boat since they have similar stories growing up rich, messing up and finding salvation in food Both written in slang, which gets grating at times Choi haslife experience with the 10 years he has on Huang and he is a trained chef from the Harvard of cooking schools The cook book portion is also a nice concept butlikely filler The book feels a little superficial Huang does a better job delving deeper into his identity and why he did the things he did Choi clearly has an addictive personality, which provides so much material, but doesn t do much with it [[ E-PUB ]] ↲ L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food ↛ Los Angeles A patchwork megalopolis defined by its unlikely cultural collisions the city that raised and shaped Roy Choi, the boundary breaking chef who decided to leave behind fine dining to feed the city he loved and, with the creation of the Korean taco, reinvented street food along the wayAbounding with both the food and the stories that gave rise to Choi s inspired cooking, LA Son takes us through the neighborhoods and streets most tourists never see, from the hidden casinos where gamblers slurp fragrant bowls of pho to Downtown s Jewelry District, where a ten year old Choi wolfed down Jewish deli classics between diamond deliveries from the kitchen of his parents Korean restaurant and his mother s pungent kimchi to the boulevards of East LA and the best taquerias in the country, to, at last, the curbside view from one of his emblematic Kogi taco trucks, where people from all walks of life line up for a revolutionary mealFilled with overinspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of LA including Korean fried chicken, tempura potato pancakes, homemade chorizo, and Kimchi and Pork Belly Stuffed Pupusas LA Son embodies the sense of invention, resourcefulness, and hybrid attitude of the city from which it takes its name, as it tells the transporting, unlikely story of how a Korean American kid went from lowriding in the streets of LA to becoming an acclaimed chef I liked reading about Roy quite a bit He s definitely had a colorful life and the way he keeps overcoming the bumps on his road is inspiring Much of the history and events between the highs and lows are left untold, leaving the reader to fill in the details However, you can t help but root for him, as he is charming and seems to be a good guy.The recipes are beautifully photographed and some of them are likely worth a try However, definitely read carefully, as you get the sense that just as I liked reading about Roy quite a bit He s definitely had a colorful life and the way he keeps overcoming the bumps on his road is inspiring Much of the history and events between the highs and lows are left untold, leaving the reader to fill in the details However, you can t help but root for him, as he is charming and seems to be a good guy.The recipes are beautifully photographed and some of them are likely worth a try However, definitely read carefully, as you get the sense that just as no one proofread the final copy before publication as we see by the many typos in multiple languages, no one vetted the recipes completely, either For example, the simple club sandwich He emphasizes that there is a science to a great club sandwich Club sandwiches do not have cheese I don t know why cheese was added and there is no explanation Once the cheese is added, the sandwich ceases to be a club and is now a sub So what science is he talking about Another example, the roasted mushrooms 1 Soak 8 ounces of mushrooms in a cup of olive oil Yikes I would not do that if I were you Then as part of the ingredients, it listsolive oil that is never mentioned in the steps Hmmm.looks like someone messed up No need to soak the mushrooms in a cup of olive oil and then discard the oil For the record, that s a waste of good oil Just sprinkle the oil over the mushrooms before you put the spices on Done.The recipes were chosen to fit the stories, not give you his culinary secrets that he saves for his restaurants Understoodbut definitely read through these recipes before you try The subtitle of this book is My Life, My City, My Food, but the concept of the Korean taco sums up what it has to say This is THE book of contemporary America, and it shows that the story of America is exactly what we all thought.Choi s life is the American story of hard work, mess ups, opportunities, friends, family, and food Choi, who writes with Nguyen and Phan note these names , shows us all that what we read about in American history is still happenin people come here, they look and The subtitle of this book is My Life, My City, My Food, but the concept of the Korean taco sums up what it has to say This is THE book of contemporary America, and it shows that the story of America is exactly what we all thought.Choi s life is the American story of hard work, mess ups, opportunities, friends, family, and food Choi, who writes with Nguyen and Phan note these names , shows us all that what we read about in American history is still happenin people come here, they look and listen, they try, they succeed, they fail, and it s all interesting and good Sometimes the American Dream turns nightmarish, but you always have your wit and your hard work to rely on You re entitled to nothing but what you can make of yourself.The book is an ode to LA, too, a mosaic of culturesdiverse than anyone could imagine My own vision of L.A is that of endless suburbs Traveling with Choi, I realize that I am wayyy off base, and interestingly, his first real spiral is when he finds himself living in the O.C And then there s the food Street food Hole in the wall food Mother s food Kimchi Stew Food you buy when you re rollin with your friends Food you buy when you have lots of money Food you cook when you ve graduated from the Culinary Institute of America Food you fix at a resort hotel Food you present in the best restaurant in Japan Korean tacos.Each chapter ends with recipes.Enjoy Choi is credited with reinventing the food truck movement and creating the Korean taco This book is both cookbook and memoir of growing up, as the son of immigrants, and absorbing all of the culinary and cultural diversity offered by the city Some of his food, language, and experiences are not for the faint of heart, but make for a satisfying mealum, read. Great book Choi has a really interesting life story gang banging crack smoking mutual fund selling degenerate gambler chef school Korean taco purveyor , and the recipes made me hungry I m not really into cookbooks, but this is exceptional Only complaint is that it ends right when he starts selling tacos Part memoir, part cookbook, and entirely absorbing to anyone like me who loves Los Angeles and food We read about Roy Choi s adolescence as the rebellious son of hardworking Korean immigrant parents and his eventual realization that cooking could be the right career for him From the Culinary Institute of America to an internship at Le Bernardin to hard work as a hotel chef to the Kogi Food Truck it s all here Plus recipes I love this book. This memoir was not at all what I had expected The voice is uneven sometimes he sounds like the gangsta thug that he d been, talking smack with his homies Other times, he sounds likehis co authors Just the same, an incredible life lived with incredible luck and mouthwatering recipes. Excited to try some of the easier recipes I loved the breezy style of the writing. Fascinating life story of Roy Choi, who started the upscale foodie food truck trend with Korean tacos in LA I had no idea he was classically trained at Culinary Institute Peppered with recipes throughout, I ll have to go back and search through them, when I read it the first time I saw them as props to where he was in that point of his life.