Eugene S.

5.00 / 5
Brooklyn, NY
Burma Noodle Bar

About Eugene

Even though my parents were born in Burma, my only real link I had to their past was through the food. I learned to cook from my mom. At a young age she taught me how to balance the flavors in the noodle salad. I worked hard to perfect the spices in the coconut curry chicken noodle and to capture the right consistency of the catfish chowder. In the kitchen it was our own little world, it’s where we bonded, where we argued, it was how we loved.

These are her recipes as I remember them. It wasn’t until I lived on my own that I started to miss certain dishes. I never had to make them on my own before and it was a challenge to recreate the food of my childhood, especially after she passed. But once I did, it gave me soul satisfaction. My belly was full and so was my heart. Everything that reminded me of home, of family was here inside this bowl. I only needed to eat. This isn’t just comfort food, this is soul food.

Eugene's Reviews (2)

Sana R.
The session was postponed as I was the only person who was going to attend. Eugene reached out to me and we agreed that the cooking class should be rescheduled.
5 / 5
Tracy T.
This was my first cooking class, and it was incredibly fun exceeding all expectations. There was a full array of drinks and homemade samosas waiting when I arrived. Eugene, a professional restauranteur, was very helpful without making me, a home cook, feel lost or overwhelmed. His direction was very easy to follow, and the noodles were amazing. After cooking we got to sit and enjoy the meal. He sent me home with a printed recipe and all my leftovers and even some things to help me cook the dish on my own. Bonus- he has a cute little dog named Chai who joined us the entire time. I would like to go back for classes focused on new dishes.
5 / 5