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David Chang

American,  Chef
Total Quotes : 79
Desk Terrible Jobs

I was terrible at desk jobs.

- David Chang

Chemistry Disciplines

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.

- David Chang

Fundamentals Specialty

Fine dining teaches you how to cook many different things, and it gives you the basic fundamentals, but these specialty restaurants, they're not teaching you the broad foundation you need to become a well-rounded cook.

- David Chang

Waiting Manhattan Tickets

For everyday diners in Manhattan, cracking the waiting list at Nobu is said to be harder than getting courtside tickets for the Knicks.

- David Chang

Losing Feel Eventually

I feel like I'm losing my ability to understand reality; like when someone loses their hearing, they can still speak English, but their speech eventually becomes distorted because they can't hear themselves.

- David Chang

Eating Like Restaurants

I don't like eating in restaurants.

- David Chang

Abundance Country Based

America is a country of abundance, but our food culture is sad - based on huge portions and fast food. Let's stop with the excuses and start creating something better.

- David Chang

Love Me Always

Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.

- David Chang

Be Careful Over One Night

Be careful what you wish for - getting to be a successful business and maintaining it is so hard. Anyone can be good one night; being good over several years is incredibly difficult.

- David Chang

Healthy Driving Most

Fear is a driving force for most of the things that I do. I don't know if that's healthy.

- David Chang

May Harm Reasons

Don't even get me started. I'm not against all vegetarians. But if you're a vegetarian for ethical reasons, you may be causing more harm.

- David Chang

Chicken Picky Very

Any processed chicken from any place - I'll order it in a heartbeat. I'm very picky about my pork, though.

- David Chang

Game Week How Far

Growing up, my dad owned a restaurant in Washington, DC, and food was something I was passionate about. But when I finally got into it, I felt like it was so late in the game; that's why I worked seven days a week at Craft and Mercer Kitchen. I wanted to see how far I could take it.

- David Chang

Happy People Appreciate

I appreciate people who are happy.

- David Chang

Think Fraud Success Is

I constantly think I'm a fraud - that this success is not warranted or justified.

- David Chang

Think I Think Cuisine

I find that there are a lot of similarities between French and Japanese food. I think they're two countries that have really systemized their cuisine and codified it.

- David Chang

Love Chicken Smoked

I love chicken. I love chicken products: fried chicken, roasted chicken, chicken nuggets - whatever. And going to Japan, I would see that these chicken were smoked and then grilled and then have this amazing crispy skin.

- David Chang

My Own Before Always

Before I had my own restaurant, I was never top dog in the kitchen. I've always had a low opinion of myself as a cook.

- David Chang

Vegetables Look Forward

I look forward to the spring vegetables because the season is so short. Mushrooms, edible foraged herbs, wild leeks, early season asparagus.

- David Chang

Think One Thing Types

Contemporary ramen is totally different than what most Americans think ramen should be. Ramen is not one thing; there are many, many different types.

- David Chang