…if we reached past ‘tradition’ to create the truest and best version of a dish for our own palates, then what we were doing wasn’t bullshit.
— David Chang, Momofuku, regarding the stigma and pitfalls of doing fusion cuisine.

This is my entire philosophy on food and cooking. A dish is just a compilation of ingredients and flavors; often times we get so attached to their traditional and cultural origins, that when used in atypical fashion, it is met with negativity. Get over it. There is no use in denying good food.