Bistro Mon Cheri
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Location: Pasadena, CA
Chef Kimmy Tang
Chef Kimmy’s family is Chinese but she was born and raised in Saigon. After a harrowing family story of escape and relocation to California after Saigon fell, Chef Tang first followed her artistic bent in the fashion world, then became widely considered a pioneering visionary in the Asian food market with her formal but pleasing Michelia restaurant just outside of Beverly Hills.
These days, Chef Kimmy opens her doors to all student interns and works with them on both how a dish tastes but how the flavors are layered to make it taste a certain way. This and being involved in many community food events continues Chef Kimmy’s personal goal to “make a deposit in the universal bank of good.”