"There's only a handful of restaurants that are manipulating food ... f***ing every restaurant in San Francisco is serving figs on a plate with nothing on it," he said.
And while his comments may have turned a few off to his raman empire, Chang may have been right all along.
Alice Waters, one of the Bay Area's most well known (and mocked in some circles) celebrity chefs, may have proven Chang's genius. SFist points out the slow food cooking Berkeley, Calif. restaurant is serving figs in a bowl for $8.25. So it's not a plate, close enough.