Ronnie Arnold of K'ya Street Fare, Part Three
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Ronnie Arnold of K'ya Street Fare, Part Three

This week, Ronnie Arnold, executive chef of K'ya Street Fare in Anaheim is answering our silly survey. If you missed the first two parts of the interview, you can find them here and here.

OC Weekly: What's your favorite OC restaurant(s) other than your own?

Ronnie Arnold: Café Mimosa in San Clemente.

OCW: What's the hardest lesson you've learned?

RA: That people are unpredictable.

OCW: Who's your hero, culinary or otherwise?

RA: Tony Iommi. Here is a guy that lost two of his fingers in an accident and overcame the tragedy, later to become one of the most influential guitarists of all time.

OCW: What cuisine that you are unfamiliar with would you want to learn more about and why?

RA: Hawaiian cuisine, because of their use of local ingredients.

OCW: Why street fare?

RA: It gives me a chance to use my diverse culinary background.

OCW: What's your favorite street food in OC (loncheras, etc.)?

RA: The corn dogs at The Little Red Wagon at Disneyland.

OCW: Have you tried any of the fancy new food trucks?

RA: No.

OCW: Are you planning on attending the OC Foodie Fest at the end of August?

RA: Yes.

OCW: If you could offer a single piece of advice to people visiting the Anaheim Resort, what would it be?

RA: Stay and watch the Disneyland fireworks at our Palapa Bar.

OCW: If you could invite any chef into your kitchen as a chef de cuisine for a day, whom would it be?

RA: Wayne Nish [owner of Privé in Singapore and a legendary New York chef with a bent for reinventing restaurants in no time at all].

OCW: What do you hope for your business in five years?

RA: I hope that we acquire locations in tropical places with white sandy beaches.

OCW: What about in ten years?

RA: To be a global contender in the hotel industry.


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