Gaoib remembers deep fried ice cream from her Dad’s Chinese restaurant
Gaoib’s cooking in River West! 🏡 Get to know her in this Q&A and get her “Middle Eastern Burrito” THURSDAY (3/21) from 4-7PM!
Q: Where did you grow up and what kind of food did you grow up with?
Gaoib: I’m Hmong, my parents were born in Laos and my husband is Jewish Moroccan – I’d say my everyday cooking is a mish mash, lol a little bit of everything.
Q: What can you tell us about the dish you’re making and what inspired it?
Gaoib: I call it M.E. Burrito (Middle Eastern Burrito).
It’s a home made laffa flat bread filled with hummus, yellow rice, shawarma chicken and onions, Israeli salad and cabbage salad. Other things I’m considering making in the future: chilli, Hmong eggrolls, Asian or Middle Eastern rice bowls.
Q: Who do you think about when you make this dish?
Gaoib: My parents and my in-laws. My food seems like a mash up of memories from the people who grew me, the places I’ve been, and the things I still want to try.
Q: What’s your favorite food memory?
Gaoib: Deep fried ice cream from my Dad’s Chinese restaurant. I remember hanging out on a shelf watching the restaurant’s happenings and enjoying its crispy cool creamy deliciousness.
Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?
Gaoib: You’ll be eating what my family eats 😜
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The Shmeal Team. 🐖💻