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July 15, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Larimer Square

The Story of Yakamein

Ya-Ka-Mein is one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets. It is a soup. They call it Old Sober. Ms. Linda is world famous as the guardian of the secret juice recipe in her Ya-Ka-Mein. Taught how to make the broth by her mother Shirley Green, Ms. Linda keeps the tradition by lacing the broth with the perfect mixes of spices — not quite Asian, not quite Southern — adding noodles, green onions, a hard-boiled egg and hot sauce. It’s a sure-fire remedy for a New Orleans’ size headache, which is why it’s known as “Old Sober.” The recipe is a family and cultural tradition.


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