Fans of Eddie Huang and David Chang will find much to love in Choi’s book that is equal parts cookbook, memoir, and love letter to the food of Los Angeles. Arranged autobiographically, the recipes start with the all-important kimchi of his youth and trace his passage through the kitchens of his family’s Korean restaurant, through a stint at Le Bernardin, and then the birth of his fleet of Kogi BBQ trucks. Always his focus is on food that is unapologetically about flavor without a hint of pretension: ketchup fried rice, coconut clam chowder, beef cheek tacos, kimchi-and pork belly-stuffed tortillas.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.