Ching's Restaurant Redemption

October 2017

S2 Ep7 - Kirakuya Sake

Expired 3.0 6 x
NYC's Koreatown is the location for Ching-He Huang’s next struggling restaurant. Run by fun-loving owner May, Kirakuya Sake used to be THE place to drink and party for the city's Korean and Japanese communities - with May at the centre of the fun. Unfortunately, these days the party appears to be over. Business has declined as fewer and fewer customers come in to eat, drink or socialise with May. With a personal investment in the business, she's too scared to look at her numbers so doesn't know...

S2 Ep6 - Red Panda Asian Bistro

Expired 3.0 6 x
Ching-He Huang brings her culinary magic to a restaurant in Queens that's on the verge of extinction. Business partners Roger, Sam and Paulina opened Red Panda a year ago and have tried everything to attract customers to their restaurant. They extended their menu to include Chinese, Thai, Korean and Japanese options, but feel that has left customers overwhelmed with too many choices and substandard fare. After failing to wow with their food, they've hosted weekend entertainment including magic ...
March 2017

S2 Ep12 - Korea House

Expired 3.0 4 x
Ching-He Huang is heading to Silicon Valley to help a restaurant owner keep her establishment afloat. Hye Kim is the owner of Korea House, a restaurant specialising in a Korean all-you-can-eat buffet. With big IT companies and college campuses nearby it should be filled with hungry office workers, but it's failing to attract customers. With high food costs the buffets are expensive to maintain and Hye is hemorrhaging money. She's also borrowed thousands from her family and friends, who are bank...

S2 Ep11 - Naked Chorizo

Expired 3.0 8 x
Food trucks are the latest foodie fad, a whopping $800 million industry in the USA. But one truck in San Francisco is suffering from an identity crisis and has called in Ching to help. Zenia Llamas was inspired to make her own "naked chorizo" - the spicy Spanish sausage served without the usual casing. A food truck showcasing Zenia's chorizo-based Spanish-Filipino dishes was the logical next step. But that's when things started to veer off course. Customers, confused by the branding, assumed th...

S2 Ep9 - Golden China

Expired 3.0 9 x
Ching-He Huang’s heading east, to a struggling restaurant in Canton, Massachusetts. Golden China's been in the Chen family since the 1970s, and since then neither menu nor decor have changed. Once Golden China was considered Canton's answer to Boston's ‘Cheers’ bar, a popular Chinese sports-bar themed restaurant. Now it's hit hard times and the bar can no longer turn a profit. Will Ching be able to help the Chen family continue their legacy? Or will their restaurant remain empty despite Ching's...
February 2017

S2 Ep8 - Joey Thai

Expired 3.0 7 x
Ching-He Huang’s dishing out culinary therapy at a Thai restaurant in New Jersey. After their first restaurant in Manhattan failed, ex-husband and wife team Joey and Jumi had hoped for better luck opening a business in Montclair. Sadly after only a year they've found themselves struggling to make more than $100 a day. Now the stresses of operating a failing restaurant are taking their toll. To save money, Jumi has a day job and rushes to the restaurant at night to make deliveries. Joey runs the...

S2 Ep5 - Fusion Fire

Expired 3.0 9 x
Ching-He Huang’s next restaurant seems like a lost cause from the get go. Hidden in a nondescript mall in Pennsylvania with no obvious signage, it's a challenge to find it. Frank and Vivian Dominick gave up their careers to run Fusion Fire with no prior restaurant experience. The original concept was Chinese hot pot, but that proved unpopular with locals during the hot Pennsylvanian summers. To add to their difficulties, several years ago Frank's head sushi chef and three other staff quit. With...

S2 Ep4 - Pho Barclay

Expired 3.0 9 x
Ching-He Huang’s next destination is Cherry Hill, New Jersey. When brother and sister Jim and Anita opened Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Barclay, there were lines of customers out the door. One year later the business has slowed and the food has become boring and predictable. Ching is shocked to discover that Anita is bank rolling the struggling business as well as financing her brother's hobby as an amateur inventor. Jim and Anita need to focus their resources on the restaurant and reinvent their...

S2 Ep2 - Fumio Grill

Expired 3.0 5 x
Ching-He Huang packs up her cleaver and heads to Livingston New Jersey to help save a failing kosher sushi joint that has lost its way...and its customers. When owner Kevin admits from the start that the restaurant is for sale, Ching is suspicious that he's already given up. Redemption could be too late for this ailing restaurant and things only get worse when Kevin receives the stunning news that his kosher certification is being taken away. Can the restaurant be saved before it's too late? Or...

S2 Ep1 - Chal Chilli

Expired 3.0 10 x
Changing the face of Asian food in America one menu at a time, Ching-He Huang travels across America to help struggling restaurants update and revitalise their dishes and make over their establishments. Ching's headed to New York City's Murray Hill, where she's tasked with helping to save a Pakistani mother and daughter's failing restaurant. It was mom Alia's dream to open up her Indian-Thai fusion restaurant one year ago, but the restaurant is not attracting customers and has terrible online r...