My aunts Josephine Yeung and Betty Louie used to own a Cantonese restaurant called House of Louie in the L.A. suburbs. I grew up in that place. I really liked the chicken feet. One reason is the interaction with them—you have to spit out the little, tiny bones. I have a big thing for that kind of cartilage texture.
Records and Turntables
We’re a musically influenced kitchen. We have a turntable in the dining room. I’m an unabashed fan of pop music: the Bee Gees, Earth, Wind & Fire. We also have a lot of donated albums. A customer ordered an A Tribe Called Quest album for us because we didn’t have it. The music here is insanely eclectic, and the songs affect the mood of the cooks.