OK, this was a REALLY BIG deal for me… Chef Roy Choi agreed to be on my cooking show! Chef Roy was the consulting chef on one of my favorite movies, Chef.
If you want to know more about the movie Chef, and how I got to meet Chef Roy and the director and star of the movie, Jon Favreau, at a special screening.
A few days after I went to the screening, I sent an email to Chef Roy asking him if he would be on my show. And he said, “Yes”.
He not only agreed to cook a dish with me on my show, but he also let me and the crew film in the kitchen at his restaurant Pot, where they make the best Korean hot pots.
Filming with Chef Roy was AMAZING! He’s a really cool, funny dude, and he’s also a great teacher and really smart about food and cooking.
Usually when I film an episode of my show, we film a few minutes, then stop if I make a mistake and do parts over, or if the crew needs to setup a different shot.
But Chef Roy had us film everything without stopping, so we didn’t have to worry about being interrupted or fixing a lot of mistakes while he was teaching me things and we were cooking.
Chef Roy taught me how to make one of his dishes called, thePerfect Instant Ramen. He also taught me things like how to use chop sticks the right way, and how to hold hot pot handles with a towel.
He also showed me how he cracks the egg on the pot and slowly adds it to the ramen dish, and he showed me the best noodles to use for his recipe.
Before I went to the shoot with Roy, I bought his cook book and practiced making the Perfect Instant Ramen recipe a bunch of times, so I would know pretty much what to do and how it would taste, before cooking it with Chef Roy.
Mine turned out pretty good, but the one that I cooked with Chef Roy’s help tasted AWESOME!
I would love to cook with Chef Roy again! Maybe next time, I can teach him one of my recipes.
2-1/2 cups water
1 pack Shin Ramyun or whatever kind of instant Ramen you have
1/2 teaspoon butter
2 slices American cheese
1/4 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds
1/2 green scallion, green part only
Bring water to a boil.
Open Ramen package and add noodles.
Cook noodles for 2 min, then add flavor pack.
Turn off heat 30 seconds before noodles are done and crack in the egg but don't mix it in.
Pull the hot noodles gently over the raw egg and let it sit for a minute to poach.
Gently pour everything slowly into a bowl, being careful not to disrupt the egg.
Add the butter, cheese, and sesame seeds to the bowl. Mix it around and garnish with scallions.