Today isn't just Friday; it also marks the birthday of our favorite hot-blooded New York chef David Chang. In recent years, the Korean-American chef has garnered a worldwide following for his Momofuku restaurants and self-described "vaguely Asian" food — but it wasn't all that long ago that he was shedding blood, sweat, and tears as a line cook for Daniel Boulud.
As he celebrates his 34th birthday tonight (with another star-studded party at an of-the-moment Manhattan restaurant, perhaps?), we're taking a quick look back at Chang's rise to fame, his always-incitable comments, and his evolving culinary persona.
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