Quick-fire Q&A: Amelie Kang and Meng Ai of MáLà Project

Co-owners of MáLà Project, Meng Ai and Amelie Kang, joined us for Episode 36 to talk about Sichuan dry pot. Here's our quick-fire Q&A session with these two ladies!

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Amelie Kang

Neighborhood of residence:
Crown Heights.

Favorite restaurant in your hood:
I hang out more in Manhattan than Crown Heights. Huerta’s in East Village is one of faves.

Favorite spot to grab a drink:
B Flat any day!

Most recent/recommended dining out experience:
Jeepney.

Favorite dish to cook:
Lamb stew.

What Asian food staple/trend do you want to see more of?
鱼头泡饼Fish head + pancake stew?   

What would be your last meal on earth?
My grandmother’s fried rice—she does it with just leeks, eggs, and a proper amount of salt. Best thing ever.

Meng Ai

Neighborhood of residence:
Roosevelt Island.

Favorite restaurant in your hood:
There aren't many restaurants on Rooselvelt Island. Aside from MáLà Project, Little Alley is one of my favorites.

Favorite spot to grab a drink:
Angel's Share in East Village.

Most recent/recommended dining out experience:
Tang Hotpot in Chinatown.

Favorite dish to cook:
Braised pork feet (红烧猪蹄).

What Asian food staple/trend do you want to see more of?
Chinese breakfast, like clay oven rolls (烧饼) and fried bread sticks (油条).

What would be your last meal on earth?
A kind of fried roll with beef and bean curd sheet that my mother learned from my grandmother.