My guests this week on Desert Island Dishes are The Rangoon Sisters aka Emily and Amy Chung.
These two sisters are junior doctors by day, cooks by night as they host sell-out supper clubs as part of their mission to put Burmese food on the culinary map. The sisters started their supperclub in 2013 after visiting Burma for the first time in 2012 and have since gone on to raise £10,000 for charities since then
Their number 1 fan is Grace Dent – who said that their Mohinga (fish chowder) was ‘the nicest thing she put in her mouth in 2017’
Grace Dent has said: As a restaurant critic, I constantly giggle at their humble manner of serving some of the best food I ever eat. It is always brought to the table with the words, “This probably isn’t very good but see if you like it.”
They brought out their debut cookbook last year to critical acclaim – it was in the Observer Food Monthly top 10 books of 2020. Steeped in family recipes and stories which are well written and easy to follow, it’s not hard to see why it has been such a hit.
Emily has said:
“WE ARE ALWAYS NERVOUS THAT WE CAN PULL THIS OFF AGAIN, BUT THEN THE EMPTY PLATES COME BACK TO THE KITCHEN AND WE THINK, AT SOME LEVEL, WE’RE DOING OK.”
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