Ronnie Arnold of K'ya Street Fare, Part Two
Photo credit: Meg Strouse
Ronnie Arnold of Anaheim's K'ya Street Fare is on the line with us this week, at the helm of a menu that spans the entire globe, from Paris to Korea. Prices are lower for the small plates than at the original K'ya in Laguna Beach, which makes it a place for sun-dazed and crowd-frazzled visitors to unwind with a stiff drink and a few noshes. If you missed part one of the interview, you can find it here.
OC Weekly: What's next for you?
RA: Traveling to tropical locations.
OCW: What's your proudest moment as a chef?
RA: Teaching my kids how to make meatloaf and mashed potato dinner.
OCW: Favorite music to cook by:
RA: Black Sabbath.
OCW: Best food city in America:
RA: San Francisco.
OCW: Favorite restaurant in America:
RA: Zuni Café.
OCW: What would you like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint?
RA: Korean fried chicken.
OCW: What would you like to see less of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint?
RA: Cookie cutter strip malls with the usual suspects of restaurants.
OCW: What's your favorite cookbook?
RA: Jacques Pépin, La Technique.
OCW: What show would you pitch to the Food Network?
RA: Family road trip across the US, stopping at interesting, off the beaten path restaurants and diners.
OCW: What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
RA: Veal sweetbreads--you know, thymus glands.
OCW: You're making an omelet. What's in it?
RA: Bacon and cheese.
OCW: You're at the market. What do you buy two of?
RA: Cartons of eggs.
OCW: What's your weirdest customer request?
RA: A customer once asked me to cook her tuna tartare.
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