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Updated: Oct 26


On Peruvian-Chinese fusion food, being Latino and Chinese, and Queens vs. Long Island [Guests: Jona and Andrew Won of Hungry Wons]






Mark Hiew|10/20/2020


My guests on this episode are the Won brothers--Andrew and Jonathan--who share their personal stories with food growing up in a Peruvian-Chinese-Colombian family on their food channel, HungryWons. We discuss their family’s unique mix of Latino, Chinese and American culture, and how it shows up in Chifa, a culinary style based on Cantonese elements fused with Peruvian ingredients and traditions, as well as their childhood growing up riding the 7 line subway train in Queens, New York.


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Theme music is “Protofund” by Kevin Macleod: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk


Won Brothers website: https://www.hungrywons.com/ | Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hungrywons/?hl=en


Show notes:


VOSH New York: The eye care NGO their father Dr. Jorge Won, founded and ran: http://voshnewyork.blogspot.com/


Chifa cuisine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chifa


Documentary: ‘The Search for General Tso’: http://www.thesearchforgeneraltso.com/


Andrew mentioned how the AMC show ‘Hell on Wheels’ season 5 features Chinese railroad workers - here’s a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcdQVefArWc&ab_channel=amc


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Introduction: 1:27


Family story: 3:52


Chinese in Peru: 12:25


Chifa cuisine: 17:15


Chinese food in US cities: 22:45


Grandparents’ cooking: 28:05


Childhood in NYC and Long Island: 38:39


Mixing Latino and Chinese culture: 50:23


Memorable stories: 57:30