Danny Bowien in Mission Chinese NYC
13th December 2018
Portrait of the Korean-born culinary rogue Danny Bowien. At it’s heart this film is about how a chef finds his inspiration, but what I like about it is the intimate ‘flavour’ (excuse the pun) of New York City, or more specifically Chinatown, that comes across in the movie. Danny sits in his favourite Chinese family-run restaurant, orders their signature dishes, and attempts to de-construct the tastes so he can recreate them in his own kitchen.
I featured Jordan Bahat’s brilliant The Bullet last month and did a little digging through his work to find this gem. There’s plenty more worth watching on his site in the link below, go and check it out.