culinary spies, thanks to the Secret Kitchen, the An Family's
recipes are well protected!
Secret Kitchen is a fascinating element of Helene An's
culinary legacy and the An Family success story. The
Secret Kitchen is a completely enclosed kitchen within
the main kitchen, off limits to all employees except
An Family members. Here, Chef Helene and the Ans prepare
their secret family recipes: An's Famous Roasted Crab
and Garlic Noodles. These dishes are the key to the
explained by Helene, "We left Vietnam with nothing.
I had neither property nor personal wealth to pass along
to my girls. When I realized that my restaurant was
going to succeed, thanks to my family's recipes, I knew
that I must protect their integrity." In much the
same way that Coca-Cola® company stowed their recipes
for Coke® in a vault, the An Family Secret Kitchen
was created. In short, her culinary legacy is her daughter's
Secret Kitchen exists in all An Family restaurants,
and that is why the guessing game continues. What makes
the An's Famous Roasted Crab so unique? The answers
are in the Secret Kitchen.