Soul Food Telephone : Feast Mode Hunger Squad // Sponsored By Toyota Rav4 HybridNov 22, 2021
- This is something that will make you want to slap your mom. - Oh. - You know? - I know what you want to say. (laughs) (upbeat music) - Live and direct from Hollywood is Feast on Hunger Squad. - We are going to travel all over Southern California. - Let's go to a
foodplace. - You eat their
food. - And at that soul food place, they'll tell us what their favorite soul food place is. - And then you follow that trail and on and on and on until you find - The best soul food in LA, can I get an amen? - Amen. - Perfect. - Let's go. - Let's go. - I have a soul.
I'm going to say that all day. - How are we going to judge these places, by the way? - Do you feel it in your soul? - I have sa-- (laughs) - Taste/flava. - Flava. - And then the last one. - Colin, what's your latest? - Comfort. - Comfort. - Can I get an amen? - Amen. - Wow! - About to stop at the location, The Boiler. - Chino Hills, what's up? 30% Asian here. - Stephen did a bit of Wikipedia along the way. - Today we are on this soul food adventure and we are trying to find the best soul food in the entire Los Angeles region. - Oh, it's going to be pretty hard to beat here. - We'll find out.
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You are an Asian guy. - I'm an Asian guy. - How did you get into the soul food business? (Laughs) - I fell in love with New Orleans, I decided to try to bring it to Southern California. - He doesn't really know much about soul food. What do you think you will learn today? - It's about the spices of the trinity, as you know-- - The trinity? - Yes Yes Yes. - Like the holy trinity? - The holy trinity of spices. - Whoo, I'm already feeling the spirit. - All right, let's do this. - This is what I have so far.
We have oysters on the half shell. We have shrimp po-boy. We have gumbo. And then we've got some delicious bacon-wrapped bites over here. - It's okay. - Let's go deeper. - How do I eat this? - Slide it down your throat. - Mm - There is nothing better than a good oyster. - Wow! - Is that fresh. - Can I get an amen? - Amen. - Well, let's make the signature dish of Pan House. - Going down the hatch. - Oh. - Wow. - Large shellfish beans in it. - I did not expect that. - That right there, that's touching. - According to the yoosh, I'm eating too much.
And we have two more stops. - I'm going to interrupt Colin here. - No way, you can't cut me off. As for comfort, I feel warm. Explosion of flavors everywhere. They are getting four in flavors. - No, no, no, you're not saying the flavor correctly. it's flava. - Flava. - I'm going to give you four, we still have two more places to go. - I'll give you five, five in a row. I mean, we talked about the trinity today. When you're not eating soul food at your own place, have you heard of any good places in LA that have really good soul food? - There's a great place called Mama Soul on Pico in L.A. - Let's go back to Los Angeles. - Let's go to Mama Alma. - Mom's soul. (glass clinks) - All right, are you ready to go to Mama Soul? - Yes. - Are you okay? - I'm fine. - You do not look well. - I feel very full. - I feel ready to eat another two rounds. - I'm ready for some macaroni and cheese though. - I have a soul. - Alright, we finally made it to Mama Soul.
We have Starr here. - Our niche is that we do everything natural. So our meats are pesticide free, hormone free and we work with local farmers for our products so we're very proud of that. I took the most delicious things in soul food and put them all together. Mac and cheese, sweet potatoes that I love, black peas that I grew up with. So, it's flavors from everywhere. (high energy music) - Let's go deeper. - Guys, wow, I got my-- - Tartar sauce. - Soul Food Ranch (laughs) - I love that here is a turkey leg floating in the cabbages. - These beans remind me of something, I don't know what it is.
But it's comfort. - Wow, kick. - Wait, this cornbread has a sticky top. - I'm lost. - Hmm! -Do not interrupt the woman, she is eating. - Hmm. "I can't make any judgment yet until she tastes the catfish." - There's nothing we're eating here that's the same as what we ate at the last joint. However, it is still food for the soul. - Still food for the soul. - You forget that soul food is a wide variety of things. - I literally feel like I'm in my Aunt Canary's kitchen. - Do you have an aunt named Canarias? - I make. - That is incredible. - Um-hm. - You're comfortable. - I feel like I'm home. - There you go. - 4.5 in flava - 4.5 in flava - 5's all over. - Are you convinced Freddie? - I'm getting close. - Don't you have to go back to Virginia to find food for the soul, Freddie? - I do not.
I feel like this was like a family reunion experience. Love, comfort, good food, good vibes. I have to continue. - It looks alive, Stephen. - Come on, we don't have time for your antics. - No, I can't go anymore, I quit. All right, I'm getting in the car, Freddie. If you want me to get in the car, I'll get in the car. - All right, we're headed to Chef Marilyn's on Crenshaw Boulevard. - So we're here with Chef Marilyn from Chef Marilyn's (laughs) The Chef Marilyn. 27 years old, do you still love it? You wake up every day excited. - I'm lovin 'it.
I work seven days a week. I wake up every day and the satisfying part is that people love the food. - Favorite thing on your menu. - People love everything. Food for the soul is good and it comes from the heart. - That's probably the easiest way to define it. - Yes. - From the heart. - Yes, thank you very much Chef Marilyn. So we have macaroni and cheese, yams, black peas, spinach, rotisserie chicken. - Grilled chicken. - And pork chops. (sings) - Alright guys. - Our last stop on the soul food tour. This is a take-out only place, so we're going to eat in the back of the car.
I must say that I think this catfish is better than Mama Soul. No way, her catfish had longevity. After about 20 minutes it was still fine. - Wait until you try this. - Cornbread is really getting me excited. Crisp edges, I love crisp edges. - Mm - Yes. - It sure is. - You can tell you've put a lot of love and butter in here. - Butter is its main ingredient. (Laughter) But that's what soul food is. - I must say that the soul factor here is a full five. - I give a five. - Yes. - As food for the soul, now connoisseur, five. - There is a lot of soul in this joint. - I think he wins. - Is that the meaning of soul? - The soul is community.
The soul is family. The soul is like a legacy. - Seoul is in South Korea. (Laughter) - This guy. - What have we learned today about food for the soul? - It's very diverse. - It's really diverse, much more diverse than I think anyone gives it credit for. There are many things that you can call food for the soul. - We went out! (Laughter) - They can't see us. (jazz music)
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