The Rice Paper Scissors Team Talks Street Food and Vietnamese Street Culture

Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan
Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan Photo: Food Centric

In this new video from the web series Food Centric, the women behind the roving Vietnamese pop-up Rice Paper Scissors, Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan, discuss some of the ideas that make their venture unique. Among them, the little red stools and tables they set up for diners, the odd locations, and their shared inspiration from the vibrant, chaotic world of Vietnamese street culture. “We both love the image of a lady selling pho in alleyway this big [gesturing about two feet wide], little red stool, while all these motorcycles are buzzing past. That’s the image we wanted to create here too.”

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