When First We Feast reached out to chef and L.A. trailblazer Roy Choi to create a special menu item to share with our Los Angeles fans in October, he quickly said he was down—with one stipulation. He needed some inspiration from rapper and fellow Koreatown devotee Dumbfoundead.
For the latest First We Feast Sessions—in which we pair chefs with musicians to bring innovative culinary creations to life—the duo came together in the POT kitchen at K-town’s Line Hotel for some serious culinary freestyling.
Dumbfoundead dropped some off-the-dome lyrics inspired by Choi’s creation while the two cooked up a Korean pajeon that is crispy on the outside, with bits of beer-braised pork, kimchi, and vegetables strewn throughout. Choi says, “Growing up, these were made on little Hamilton Beach plug-in planchas that our moms bought at Target.”
After sampling the fruits their labor, Dumbfoundead declared, “I can hear the voice of my ancestors whispering. You know what they’re saying? They’re saying ‘I’m proud of you.'”
The “Off The Dough” pancake will be available during the month of October, exclusively at POT for $13 (3515 Wilshire Blvd; 213-368-3030, eatatpot.com).