Taste the Nation is famed cookbook author and TV personality Padma Lakshmi’s documentary series that highlights the American food of various communities of color and immigrants to the US. It’s an incisive and moving look at how BIPOC peoples all around the country have influenced and defined the nebulous and all-encompassing “American” cuisine, which is really just many cuisines from the communities highlighted in this series and beyond.Continue reading “Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition’ is Coming to Hulu in November”
Southern Fried Asian is back for a brand new season! For this episode, we’re rebranding as Southern Fried
Asian Polynesian because our special guest is none other than (animated) Aquaman himself, Cooper Andrews!
We somehow survived the great Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp outage of 2021 and Brandon got married!Continue reading “FDI Cast 122: He Liked It So He Put a Ring On It!”
Who, who amongst us could have predicted that a man who wrote a song about stealing his best friend’s wife would turn out to be an anti-mask asshole? Is it okay to listen to him ruin Robert Johnson songs or do we leave him in the crates forever?Continue reading “FDI Cast 121: Is it Okay to Listen to Eric Clapton?”
When you’re a NOC you’re a NOC all the way from your first bubble tea to your last dying day! The boss, Keith Chow, stops by to talk musicals!Continue reading “FDI Cast 120: I Want to Cast in America!”
This has nothing to do with what we’re talking about, but seriously, Suki needs to return to the Fast franchise in these last two movies!Continue reading “FDI Cast 119: Justice for Suki”
We check in and discover the greatest food hack, Funyuns!Continue reading “FDI Cast 118: The Magic of Funyuns”
In just one week, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is set to premiere in theaters everywhere. As the first Asian-led Marvel film, with a predominantly Asian cast, Shang-Chi is about to get its very own #GoldOpen.Continue reading “‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is Getting a #GoldOpen”
Back in April, HBO Max renewed Selena Gomez’s cooking show, Selena + Chef for a third season. The series first premiered back in 2020 and is executive produced by Gomez for July Moon Productions, along with executive producers Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Leah Hariton on behalf of Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation, as well as Melissa Stokes. It was just announced that season 3 will officially debut on the streaming service this October.Continue reading “Season 3 of ‘Selena + Chef’ is Coming to HBO Max This October”
Disney’s Original Movie Spin finally premieres tonight on The Disney Channel.
As the official NOC Kid Reporter, I got to chat virtually with Disney’s Spin stars Avantika and Michael Bishop about the importance of Spin showcasing the first South Asian family leading a Disney Original Movie; both Avantika and Bishop’s love of music, Indian food, and their characters.Continue reading “Avantika and Michael Bishop Share Their Love of Music and Food in Disney’s ‘Spin’”
It’s hard being a teenager. You’re trying to figure out who you are and where you were meant to become. It sounds difficult, but it’s actually not when you are surrounded by the friends who help you along the way. We always need our friends for support and to let us know when we’re in the wrong. That’s what Anna Cathcart, Kerri Medders, and Jahbril Cook are in this Friday’s Disney Original Movie, Spin.Continue reading “Anna Cathcart, Kerri Medders, and Jahbril Cook Talk about Their Characters in Disney’s ‘Spin’”
I have no actual idea what this episode is about, only that I was able to recover it from my harddrive failure. I’m assuming it’s just a catchup episode about what we’re geeking on so it’s a good ep to post when I’m on vacation!Continue reading “FDI Cast 115: The Lost Episode”
We recount our encounter with Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe origins. Spoilers about in this one. Also, thank you to bossman Keith for setting this up! Also, sorry Keith.Continue reading “FDI Cast 117: ‘Snake Eyes’ Spoiler Cast”
With the success of McDonald’s collaboration with Travis Scott and BTS, Saweetie is joining in on the fun with her own McDonald’s meal.
Starting August 9, everyone can order The Saweetie Meal, which features a Big Mac, 4-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries, a medium Sprite, Tangy BBQ Sauce and “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce — the same Sweet ‘N Sour sauce you know and love, re-named in honor of the new meal.Continue reading “McDonald’s Collaborates with Saweetie to Create ‘The Saweetie Meal’”
In anticipation of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, we talk about our memories of G.I. Joe.
Episode 115 will be up in a bit. Jamie had a massive hard drive failure but was able to recover the files. So you’re getting a bonus episode sometime this weekend!Continue reading “FDI Cast 116: Knowing is Half the Battle”
Back in May, Apple Podcasts curated a bunch of AAPI-themed podcasts together, and we were lucky enough to be featured alongside The Carolina Desi podcast. Naturally, we had to invite the hosts, Gurtej Singh and Rashmili Vemula, to join Southern Fried Asian!Continue reading “Southern Fried Asian: The Carolina Desi”
Last month, the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore hosted our own Keith Chow in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kwan as part of their “Writer’s Live” series. Because they spent a portion of their talk discussing Kevin’s childhood in Texas, we are presenting that conversation in its entirety for Southern Fried Asian!Continue reading “Southern Fried Asian: Kevin Kwan”
I don’t know about you, but I remember getting the McDonald’s Happy Meal in 1996 when the first Space Jam was released. The nostalgia returns with McDonald’s partnering up with upcoming animated/live-action film Space Jam: A New Legacy to create the ultimate Looney Tunes kids toys!Continue reading “McDonald’s and ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Team Up for Fun Happy Meal & Sweepstakes!”
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS for F9: The Fast Saga. Proceed only if you’ve seen it already or don’t care about spoilers. Honestly, we don’t get into too many plot details, but fair warning. Also, Brandon predicted everything anyway so if you’re a fan of our cast, you can pretty much figure out what F9 is about anyway.Continue reading “FDI Cast 114: ‘F9’ Spoiler Cast”
We continue to bust bossman Keith’s chops for having amazing guests and interviews while he says stuff like he has no clout and Brandon shows off his colorful accent wall.Continue reading “FDI Cast 113: The Accent Wall”
Justice is coming to Southern Fried Asian! Ahead of the world premiere of F9, the latest installment of The Fast Saga, its fan-favorite star Sung Kang joins the podcast to talk about the film and growing up in Georgia.
Just when you thought BTS and McDonald’s was done with their merchandise collaboration, they decided to drop a whole new collection for fans to fight over on WeVerse!
The two new collections, which one is appropriately called the “Saucy Collection” features characters hand-drawn by BTS themselves. It’s not like their BT21 characters. No. These characters are based on McDonald’s menu and are so adorable. I want them all.Continue reading “BTS x McDonald’s Dropping ANOTHER New Collab TODAY”
We dive into what Disney villain we actually want to see a movie about.