Num Pang Chef Ben Daitz talks offers for successful collaborations

Chef and founder of Num Pang Kitchen in New York, Ben Daitz, sat down with Digital Trends’ Brenda Stolyar on DT Daily to talk about his latest collaboration and the secret to successful mashups, whether you’re working with an established company or someone like The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock to make a sandwich for charity.

“I think it really starts with a healthy, mutual respect for each other,” Daitz said. “That’s the foundation for everything, and what’s really fun about collaborations in general, is when you’re working really hard on building a company, you’re sort of locked into these four walls and hyper-focused on what you’re doing. It’s such a breath of fresh air to be able to reach out to somebody you respect and say, ‘Why don’t we take both of our brands and put them together and see what comes from that.'”

Num Pang (which means sandwich in Cambodian) is a small chain of restaurants with locations in Boston and New York that aims to bring southeast Asian flavors to the masses. Daitz is currently in the midst of a collaboration with condiment company Sir Kensington’s that will combine the flavors that are integral to Num Pang’s business model and create something unique.

Since most of Num Pang’s food comes with some kind of sauce, it seemed inevitable that there would be some kind of sauce collaboration. The plan is to combine lots of lemongrass and Thai basil (with a few secret ingredients as well) to Sir Kensington’s avocado mayo and create a product that is the best of both worlds.

The new mayo will be available in Num Pang stores in the first part of 2019 and a bottled version, which will be available wherever you can buy Sir Kensington’s products, is in the works as well for consumers to be able to use at home.

DT Daily airs Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. PT, with highlights available on demand after the stream ends. For more information, check out the DT Live homepage, and be sure to watch live for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, among other prizes.

Mobile

Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia

HMD Global, a startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it’s made up of ex-Nokia employees. We go behind the scenes to see how HMD formed.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Netflix price hike, Starsona’s celeb connections, and more

On episode 48 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler, Adrien Warner, and Drew Prindle explored the tech news of the day, including Netflix’s controversial price hike, and an interview with Digital Domain’s Darren Hendler.
Computing

Need to combine a PDF? Here's how to get it done on both Windows and Mac

Sometimes juggling multiple files at once is more of a hassle than a convenience, especially when a single file would do. This quick guide will teach you how to combine PDF files on Windows, MacOS, or with online tools.
Mobile

Keep up-to-date with the best news apps on iPhone and Android

Are the days of traditional newspapers and broadcast news dwindling? With apps this good, maybe. Catch up on the latest headlines on any platform with the best news apps on iOS and Android.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Netflix news, visions of CES, and more

On episode 45 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle looked at the most exciting news stories from the world of tech, including the runaway success of Netflix's Bird Box, what to look forward to at CES, and more.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live – CES 2019 – Day 1

On today's episode: While we are for sure going to run down all the hottest and most innovative tech announcements of CES 2019, we're also hosting some amazing guests and panels. From the Impossible Burger and the future of food, to full…
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: CES 2019, Chromecast security flaws, and more

We talk about a Chromecast hack and FCC approval of radar controls in smart devices on this episode of Digital Trends Live. CEO of Affect Change Jason Neubauer also joined the show and Jeff Barrett talked about new tech trends.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Everything to expect from CES 2019

On the latest episode of Digital Trends Live, Greg Nibler, Caleb Denison, and Jeremy Kaplan explore the many gadgets to look forward to at CES 2019, including 8K TVs, 5G-capable phones, and artificial intelligence.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live – CES 2019 – Day 2

On today's episode: While we are for sure going to run down all the hottest and most innovative tech announcements of CES 2019, we're also hosting some amazing guests and panels. From the latest VTOL taxi from Bell Helicopters and the…
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Exciting revelations from day one of CES 2019

Broadcasting live from CES, the annual tech conference in Las Vegas, the hosts of Digital Trends Live covered anti-poaching cameras, Samsung's foldable phone, the new-and-improved Impossible Burger, and more.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live – CES 2019 – Day 3

On today's episode: While we are for sure going to run down all the hottest and most innovative tech announcements of CES 2019, we're also hosting some amazing guests and panels and announcing our Top Tech of CES award winners. We're joined…
Digital Trends Live

Original ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin Harrington on what he loves about CES

Broadcasting from CES, the hosts of Digital Trends Live had a chance to talk to entrepreneur and original Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington about his love of trade shows and how he invests.