Dim Sum and Then Some

Marissa Liu, Ivy Lu, Kevin Ma

Welcome to Dim Sum and Then Some — a podcast where we explore Asian food and culture. Join hosts Kevin, Ivy, and Marissa — three students at VCU Brandcenter hailing from three different continents — as they discuss everything from their favorite ramen hacks to the next food show to watch on Netflix.

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On this episode, we’re joined by Jay Pun and Niall Little of Charlottesville's very own Chimm. We speak to them about their history with opening one of the first Thai restaurants in C-Ville, operating under COVID and the more under-appreciated gems of southeast Asian cuisine. Special guest appearance by Jay’s daughter, Fifi!

May 17

55 min 2 sec

What they lack in edges, they make up for with fantastic flavor. This week’s episode of Dim Sum and Then Some covers the coveted DIY food of our youth - the roll. We talk about the many forms of the egg roll (some of them even made with actual egg!) and our collective suckiness at wrapping spring rolls. Or maybe just Kevin. Either way, you’re in for a treat!

Apr 2

38 min 10 sec

If this wasn’t a major part of your diet growing up, then I don’t even want to talk to you. This week, we’re talking about the wonder-food and pit some of the best ramen-producing nations in the world against each other for noodle supremacy.

Mar 17

37 min 37 sec

When does a soup become a stew? Is a noodle soup still a soup? These are the hard-hitting questions we tackle as we dive deep into our memory banks to recall the corn soups, bone broths and rice noodles that our parents made for us as kids.

Mar 11

36 min 56 sec

You've seen it, you've heard of it - maybe you've even tasted it before. Yes, this episode is all about BOBA. We talk about our first encounters with the drink, our go-to orders, and discover what the word actually means. Hint: It's a body part - and probably not the one you're thinking of.

Mar 6

31 min 8 sec

Chinese New Year! Or is it Lunar New Year? In this episode, we're joined by Ryan Shih, a good friend and fellow Brandcenter-er, as he shares his experience growing up with the holiday. We talk about our favorite New Year foods, rituals, and, for some reason, Asian-inspired Peloton workouts.

Mar 6

38 min 30 sec

Our fellow Brandcenter-er Edo Ohayon joins us on this episode as we talk about his experience growing up in the culinary business, his food travels around the world, and his optimism in the general public when it comes to being more adventurous with food.

Mar 6

40 min 31 sec

Would a Dim Sum by any other name smell as delicious? In this episode, we tackle the wonderful world of Chinese tapas that is Dim Sum. Ivy shares her experience with Dim Sum in the States, Kevin and Marissa reminisce about post-Chinese school visits and what Dim Sum means for the Asian diaspora experience.

Mar 6

38 min 42 sec