During the early part of 2012, I had the distinct pleasure of working at a startup in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being a California boy my entire life, I never realize how different New Orleans is from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Not only is the climate/weather a complete 180(humid and wet all the time), but the people are genuinely nice and the food is magnificent.
That year, CNNGo released a list of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in the United States. Naturally, California dominates the list with 13 restaurants. On it, Louisiana had a single restaurant – Trey Yuen. Trey Yuen is a Chinese restaurant that was founded in the late 70’s by four brothers from Hong Kong. Naturally, the restaurant sources many of its products regionally and therefore, melds much of the local flavors into the Wong brother’s own traditional Chinese cooking.