Changing the face of Asian food in America one menu at a time, Ching-He Huang travels across the country to help struggling restaurants update and revitalize their menus and make over their run-of-the-mill establishments.
Season 2, Episode 6

Red Panda Asian Bistro

Ching-He Huang brings her culinary magic to a restaurant in Queens, N.Y., that's on the verge of extinction. Roger, Sam and Paulina opened Red Panda a year ago and have tried everything to attract customers to their restaurant. After failing to wow with their food they've hosted weekend entertainment including magic shows and karaoke to draw in the crowds, all to no avail.

Wednesday
Jun 6
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

JC Chinese Restaurant

Ching-He Huang's on her way to Southern Philadelphia to help Joe and Renae DeCristo. These Italian American siblings are the owner and manager of JC Chinese restaurant, a business opened by their late father in the 1950s. Like the decor, Joe and Renae's food is stuck in a time warp and their customers have stopped coming. To save their business Ching needs them to modernize their dated decor and their menu but she is met with resistance at every turn from Joe.

Wednesday
Jun 6
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Chal Chilli

Ching-He Huang's hailing a yellow taxi, headed to New York's Murray Hill -- or Curry Hill as it's affectionately known. 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 reviews. Ching has to convince Alia and daughter Ayesha that the only way to increase business is to completely overhaul their take out business.

Wednesday
Jun 6
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 9

Shiki Wok

In Bloomfield, N.J., Ching-He Huang faces one of her toughest challenges yet at a traditional Chinese restaurant that hasn't been touched in over 20 years. Ching helps owner Ming bring his old and tired dishes from outdated to modern Chinese American with a twist.

Wednesday
Jul 25
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 9

Golden China

Ching'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 best attempts to drag their dated Americanized Chinese menu and décor into the 21st century?

Wednesday
Jul 25
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 11

Naked Chorizo

Food trucks are the latest foodie fad, a whopping $800 million industry in the US. 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 name and branding, assume that Naked Chorizo is a Mexican food truck. Their reluctance to try the fusion fare has resulted in the food truck's profits coming to a skidding halt. Zenia, however is a strong-minded firebrand who refuses to change the name of her business. Can Ching put this food truck back on the right track or will she be on a collision course with Zenia from the start?

Wednesday
Jul 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Assembly

With their profit margins in the red, Assembly Steakhouse had to lay off 90% of their staff. Now, owner Jack Koumbis is pushing his three children to help him run the business. But, his leadership techniques are questionable, and temperatures are flaring at home and in the kitchen. So, it's up to Ching-He Huang to help this family stick together, while updating their restaurant, before everything goes up in flames.

Wednesday
Jul 25
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Thai Rock

Ching's heading to iconic Rockaway Beach in New York to help a waterfront restaurant that's already survived despite the odds. Two years ago, ex-Wall Street worker Robert and his Thai wife Metta's beachfront restaurant Thai Rock was decimated by Hurricane Sandy. The clean up operation left them with debts totaling $1.5 million. Before Sandy hit, Robert had sunk everything he owned into Thai Rock. He's invested his life savings - not once but twice, into fixing up this restaurant. Two years on and the surrounding neighborhood hasn't fully recovered from the devastation. With people still struggling to cover the cost of home restoration, paying to eat out is considered a luxury not many can afford. Helping a struggling restaurant survive within the recovering Rockaway community sounds like mission impossible. Has Ching finally bitten off more than she can chew?

Wednesday
Jul 25
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Shogun Palace

Shogun Palace in Flushing, N.Y., boasts a whopping 23,000 square foot dining room and banquet hall, all of it empty. To save the business, owner David Wong and Chef William Chen enlist Ching-He Huang's help to transform their over-the-top banquet style menu to modern Japanese. In the process, David and William bid farewell to some seriously fishy decor in the dining room.

Wednesday
Aug 29
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 11

Crimson

In Dallas, Ching-He Huang arrives to help two former best friends, Selena and Hanna, mend their friendship and their failing business. After a falling out led these two friends of 20 years to stop talking and stop making a profit, Ching shows them how to fix their Vietnamese cuisine while hashing out their personal issues in the process.

Wednesday
Aug 29
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Kirakuya Sake

New York City'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 NYC's Korean and Japanese communities. Business has declined as fewer customers come in to eat, drink or socialize with May. Is it too late for Ching to rein in May's party-girl ways and get her more focused on her food than on having fun?

Wednesday
Aug 29
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 13

Thai Rock

Ching's heading to iconic Rockaway Beach in New York to help a waterfront restaurant that's already survived despite the odds. Two years ago, ex-Wall Street worker Robert and his Thai wife Metta's beachfront restaurant Thai Rock was decimated by Hurricane Sandy. The clean up operation left them with debts totaling $1.5 million. Before Sandy hit, Robert had sunk everything he owned into Thai Rock. He's invested his life savings - not once but twice, into fixing up this restaurant. Two years on and the surrounding neighborhood hasn't fully recovered from the devastation. With people still struggling to cover the cost of home restoration, paying to eat out is considered a luxury not many can afford. Helping a struggling restaurant survive within the recovering Rockaway community sounds like mission impossible. Has Ching finally bitten off more than she can chew?

Wednesday
Aug 29
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 7

Tenshi Sushi

Ching-He Huang travels to Houston to help battling siblings Nina and Ung get their fledgling Sushi restaurant back on track. Instead of fighting against their Laotian roots -- and each other -- Ching shows them how to bring their heritage to the forefront and create a successful spin on traditional Southeast Asian cuisine.

Wednesday
Aug 29
9:30am | 8:30c

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