Our PODCAST interview on HOW TO SECOND GEN w Mark Hiew

Updated: Oct 26, 2020

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


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

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