Momofuku chef David Chang is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as a special correspondent during for NBC during the Winter Olympics. Chang previously filmed a primer on Korean cuisine and learned about curling, and on Tuesday, he took the Today Show crew on a Korean food tour at Gangneung Central Market. The chef/restaurateur shot a segment with Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, and Craig Melvin that aired during the morning show.
The gang got a taste of sweet and savory duk (rice cakes) and hotteok (pancakes) with fillings such as cheese or brown sugar syrup. The anchors added ice cream to the latter option because, as Guthrie says, “Why wouldn’t we?”
The Today anchors have been learning quite a bit about Korean food during these games. The tour with Chang follows a segment in which chef Deuki Hong of San Francisco’s Sunday Hospitality explained the ins and outs of daeji galbi, grilled beef short ribs that are a staple of Korean barbecue.
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• All Winter Olympics Coverage [E]