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where to find miss linda's ya ka mein

lsukev Aug 31, 2011 07:50 AM

just saw the anthony bourdain show taped here and my wife would give her left hip to try the ya ka mein. anyone know where this lady can be found?

  1. Sloth Aug 31, 2011 08:01 AM

    I looked it up on Yelp and got:
    Big white house near Washington and S. Liberty
    New Orleans, LA (504) 344-7218

    But for her ya-ka-mein off the truck, she can usually be found at events like parades, concerts, etc. Anywhere there is a crowd, apparently.

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      lsukev Aug 31, 2011 08:22 AM

      thanks for the response-i saw the same. was hoping to find a definite location and time where she could be found.

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      1. re: lsukev
        BackBite Aug 31, 2011 09:38 AM

        You could always call the phone number listed and ask :)

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        roro1831 Aug 31, 2011 10:19 AM

        I think she isalso at Jazz Fest every year. I've had it out there few times. Not that that helps you now.

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        1. re: roro1831
          collardman Aug 31, 2011 11:43 AM

          While not Miss Linda, I know Sesame Inn in Mandeville has yat ka main and it is probably at some other Oriental restaurants too. I know my first taste was from Youngs on Decatur Street way back.

          I don't know if the Young's on Williams in Kenner is from the same family roots.

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          midcity Sep 2, 2011 04:28 PM

          Piggybacking off the original poster--where else in town can I find a good bowl of yakamein? I've been here for a few years but haven't tried it yet.

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          1. re: midcity
            teachergirl23 Sep 3, 2011 05:52 PM

            I had it at Man Chu when I was there in June. I really enjoyed it. You have to let it cool down for about 6 hours before you can eat it. I actually kept it overnight and ate it for breakfast the following morning. I really scoured New Orleans looking for the places I had researched online that had yakamein. Quite a few of them had closed. I love the mystery and history behind this food. I find it very intriguing because they have it in other parts of the country also. I've seen a whole blog and other posts here on chowhound that were dedicated to yakkamein in the tidewater region of Virginia. You should read Sara Roahen's book. It's actually called Gumbo Tales.

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            califkatie Sep 3, 2011 08:36 AM

            to learn alot more about ya-ka-mein and other new orleans yummies, read Sara Roahen's book Gumbo Pages. she has a whole chapter on ya-ka-mein.

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            1. re: califkatie
              Becca Porter Sep 4, 2011 07:07 AM

              The awesome new quarterly food magazine Lucky Peach mentions it as well.

              1. re: Becca Porter
                stvtunlvzn Sep 4, 2011 06:22 PM

                YaKa is very easy to make at home. Heres a great recipe, enjoy

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              expatorleanian Oct 5, 2011 03:13 PM

              Right now at Lafayette square. Hear Irma Thomas too! 5:00-7:30.

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