On the Line: Chad Aldrich and Makara Ung Of The Coconut Truck, Part Two
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They've got humor, honesty and pretty darn good cuisine. All that makes for excellent interviewing. Learn about their meet-cute story and a few other details in today's segment.
Have you read part one yet? Have you?! We didn't think so, so we're placing it right over here. Now hurry up so you can follow along below.
Hardest lesson you've learned: Makara Ung: That the people you think shouldn't let you down do. Chad Aldrich: Counting calories is hard.
Where did you grow up, and where's home these days? MU: I moved around a lot, from Dallas to Seattle to Long Beach to OC. CA: I grew up in Oregon and OC. We live in Mission Viejo now.
What's your favorite childhood memory? MU: Eating all the food at family gatherings. CA: Playing in the woods with my cousins in Oregon.
What turns you on-- creatively, spiritually or emotionally? MU: Besides the obvious.... chips. CA: Good food, because it represents all those things.
You have a whole day to yourself; what do you do? MU: A beach and a drink.
Last book you read or last movie watched; how was it? MU: Gone Girl. Disappointing. CA: Pok Pok, the best cookbook I've read.
Last thing you looked up/searched online: CA: Upcoming festivals in the area.
How did you two meet? MU:We worked at Sears together in the shoe department 15 years ago. CA:15 years and we're still dating.
Do you have any skills that are non-food related? MU: I'd like to think I'm an amazing mother to my two boys. CA: I'm the funniest dad around. Fact.
What would you be doing if you weren't in this business? MU: I'd be a stay at home mom CA: Something creative.
Tell us something most people don't know about you. MU: I was born in a refugee camp on the Thai border. CA: I pretty much tell people how awesome I am everyday.
Is there anything you'd like readers to know that we haven't asked? Both: We love food, and we put a lot of love into each and every single one of our dishes. Try it; you'll like it.
To learn more about The Coconut Truck, visit them at www.thecoconuttruck.com.
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