Ms. Linda 'The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady' schools us on the old-school dish.
When it comes to Ya-Ka-Mein, “it’s all about that flavor,” according to Ms. Linda Green, known as “The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady.”
Green and her popular dish are fixtures on the festival circuit, and the aroma of Ya-Ka-Mein attracts festival-goers at several events including Jazz Fest.
“I have one of New Orleans’ well-best-kept secrets,” Green said.
We talked with the New Orleans native about what makes the dish such a distinctive part of New Orleans culture.