“I haven’t been spending that much time in this restaurant because of all the shit that’s been going on, but the past two days I’ve had aneurysms because I’ve been so upset at the kitchen. On the cooks’ end, I question your integrity. Are you willing to fucking sacrifice yourself for the food? Yesterday, we had an incident with fish cakes: they weren’t properly cut. Does it really matter in the bowl of ramen? No. But for personal integrity as a cook, this is what we do, and I don’t think you guys fucking care enough.”
The article made us feel a combination of fear and admiration for the man, which is more than we can say about most chefs. And there's much more to learn about Chang and the Momofuku empire in the piece — talk of a mega–Momofuku empire in Vegas, for example, and for those of you who can't get enough Ko news, a close-up view from the inside of the days leading up to the restaurant's opening.