About David Chang

David Chang is the popular and potty-mouthed chef and owner of the Momofuku restaurant empire in New York City. He’s been honored with many awards, including Food & Wine’s Best Chef 2006, Bon Appetit’s Best Chef of the Year 2007, one of GQ’s Men of the Year 2007, and James Beard Awards for Rising Star Chef 2007 and Best Chef New York City 2008. Momofuku is his first book. @davidchang

Momofuku fried chicken pieces on a piece of brown paper, covered with Octo Vin, with chopsticks piled beside.

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That’s exactly what makes it so darn genius.

Octo vinaigrette in a white bowl next to a basket of fried chicken

Momofuku’s Octo Vinaigrette

An unexpected vinaigrette of sorts with a distinctly Asian-inspired vibe that takes its smooth, smooth heat from ginger and chile. But don’t try this on salads.