Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month honored by Mister Mao
The month of May celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a commemoration of the influences Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have had on the culture and achievements in the United States.
In honor of the month-long occasion, Sophina Uong, the Cambodian-American Chef/Owner of Mister Mao in Uptown New Orleans, will be rolling out a very special cocktail fundraiser and sharing one of her favorite Cambodian recipes.
From Thursday, May 11th - Monday, May 29th guests can head over to Mister Mao or its quirky cocktail bar, Naked Bills, to imbibe on the ESL – a boozy incarnation of Southeast Asia’s sweet mango sticky rice. Created by Bar Manager Mad Chao, the ESL features rum, falernum, pandan, coconut, mango and sesame served over crushed ice. For every cocktail sold, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the The New Neighbor Project, a non-profit organization in New Orleans dedicated to providing support and assistance to immigrants.
Chef Uong is also sharing one of her favorite recipes, Pot Ang. Just in time for summer, the Cambodian grilled corn dish features coconut milk, serrano chiles and fish sauce; and is easy-to-prep and throw on the grill.