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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City.

The Yakamein Lady: In Conversation With A New Orleans Soul Food Icon

Gary Stevens
Ms. Linda doles out another bowl of Yakamein, five hours into the 4th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival.

Yakamein is one of those traditional New Orleans dishes with uncertain origins. Some say it was brought over by Chinese immigrants in the 1800s, while others point to the return of African American veterans after World War II or the Korean War. Either way, Ms. Linda Green reigns over the beef noodle soup tradition in New Orleans, earning her the title of The Yakamein Lady. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Ms. Linda into the studio to learn more.


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