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David Chang's Craziest Fans, Revealed

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For the final Momofuku cookbook giveaway, we asked for testimonials from people who think they are David Chang's biggest fan. Here are the five winners:

1) From the inbox and pictured above: "My wife is absolutely obsessed with Chang and his rapidly growing empire. After dinner at Noodle Bar last month, she deemed it, and I quote, "of the utmost importance that I get the peach logo tattooed on my hip". I didn't really think much of it, until she came home one day with this little gem on her backside. Well done Mr. Chang, [your] mark is now all over my wife's rear-end. I'm not sure I really want to encourage this type of behavior, but if she isn't one of his biggest fans, I don't know who is."

2) In someone's home, there is a piece of binder paper with a grammar mistake by David Chang, framed on the wall:

"All of our friends know and accept our obsession with David Chang's cooking. One friend in particular, a chef, used to work for one of those super expensive Japanese knife companies. She had the good fortune of working with Chang on the cutlery, dishes, etc. for Ko. Knowing what a fan of his cooking my husband and I are, and having absolutely no shame, she asked him to autograph a piece of paper for us, which he did. She had it framed for us and we were so thrilled that we hung in our kitchen for inspiration. It reads:

To Matt & Linda, Thanks so much for you're support. --Happy Turkey Day! David Chang

Funny thing about it, though, is that there's a huge glaring typo! Chang wrote "you're" instead of "your." Normally a thing like that would drive us nuts and I would mock it endlessly, but when Chang misspells something, it's simply endearing.

p.s. I also knit the Momofuku logo which is in the background of the picture."

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3) Here we have a gross tale of what happens when crack pie meets the floor of a public space: "

As a thank you for a favor I did for a friend, I received a Crack Pie via overnight mail. It was a huge surprise (especially because Milk Bar had just opened that week), and in a hurried, nervous excitement while unwrapping it, I DROPPED the Pie. I screamed as I realized that it had slumped into itself onto the gritty of my foyer of my apartment building. And I basically did what any person who had longed for a taste of the Crack Pie would do: I ate it off the floor. I called my roommate to bring two forks downstairs and we downed the pie in about 30 minutes. Afterward, I was entirely paralyzed by the amount of sugar I had consumed and I stayed in a blissful food coma for a few hours. It was probably the best food experience I've ever had in my life."
4) Everyone all together now say "Awwwww": "
Attached is a video of our 2-year-old daughter, Hana, who is David Chang's biggest fan. So big a fan, in fact, that we were forced to create the attached video of her eating Momofuku noodles (or "noolools", as she says) and dancing with excitement'

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5) And finally, the sheer silliness of the Photoshop job below is sure to put a smile on even the biggest Chang detractors:
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Many thanks to all who played along with all the Eater contests; to all the winners, we'll be in touch shortly.
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