Roy Choi Shares His Inimitable Stoner Chef Wisdom With Reddit
It seems like just yesterday chef Roy Choi was slinging Korean BBQ tacos from his famed Kogi Truck. Since then, he's been a busy dude, opening a bevy of restaurants in town, including POT and Commissary at The Line Hotel. But he made some time for fans today answering questions in a Reddit AMA promoting his new CNN show, Street Food. He bestowed his stoner chef wisdom to the masses and answered the question we all really wanted to know: whether he has smoked up with Anthony Bourdain. We learned Choi thinks Filipino BBQ is the next food trend, and said he left law school early on because the "socratic method was not a good thing for a guy who has problems with authority."
Here are some of his best quotes:
On the best stoner cake:
"dude, the tres leches is the stoner ultimate cake of ultimate stoner cakes. we once cooked them with 1/2 ounce of weed each and tripped for days."
How to make good ramen noodles on the cheap:
"american cheese my friend. also use salted nori sheets and canned meats. do it up mang"
His favorite board game:
"i roll weed on board games"
"i like chess tho"
What home means to Choi:
"home is where you lay your taco"
If he's smoked out with Anthony Bourdain before:
"they don't call me papi thc for nothing"
When asked if Wolf Blitzer is a cyborg, he responded:
"i am the teen wolf blitzer and THIS is CNN"
What he orders from a taco truck so he can judge it:
"al pastor and carne asada plus i taste the salsas and look at the taquero's face"
If he's losing his facial hair for good:
"growing it back now as we speak. muthafuckas all asking me where's your goatee. even in spanish my crews have been clowning me like jefe, adonde su bigote? i'm growing it back. too much stress..."
And the most important question--"How many waffles does it take to cover a roof?":
"watch out for the fries"
What does that mean? We might have to smoke a joint to figure it out. So far he hasn't taken us up on it, but we have an open invitation out to Choi to tell us the best strains to pair his food with.