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Friday, September 28, 2012

Shi Gourmet Is a Success Story for La Cocina

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge Fresh tofu and vegetable spring roll by Shi Gourmet. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • Fresh tofu and vegetable spring roll by Shi Gourmet.

Ana Shi, chef and proprietor of the San Francisco-based prepared foods company and caterer Shi Gourmet, is a graduate of La Cocina's incubator program. La Cocina works with minority women to develop their ideas to take a food business to the next level.

While her catering is internationally-versatile, her slow-roasted tofu and fresh spring rolls draw from Vietnam for influence. The spring rolls feature that flavorful tofu alongside carrot, green bean, mint, cilantro, spring mix, and sprouts, a simple combination of ingredients that are more filling than you'd think.

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The only complaint is that the peanut sauce and sweet and sour sauce that accompany the two rolls are both worthy of licking the teeny container they come in, and you're likely to sop both up before you finish the rolls. Shi Gourmet's fresh spring rolls and tofu are available at Rainbow Grocery and San Francisco Whole Foods stores.

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