Azalina Eusope, a 5th Generation street food vendor from Malaysia loves the food of her home. Lhaksa, roti rolls, lacey crepes… oh my. You might not be able to travel the stalls of Malaysia, but you can certainly taste the flavors. And even make them at home.
Azalina was born in a tribal village in Malaysia (called Mamak) in a village on the coast of Penang — her parents grew spices including cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom in her back yard. She always loved cooking and ended up training as a chef. When Azalina moved to San Francisco, she began to reinvent some of her favorite dishes. So many of her friends loved the food that Azalina decided to start a business selling at the Alemany Farmers Market. A year later, she began the program at La Cocina.