One of our favorite things about the Market is meeting all the people who come in for a delicious meal. Recently, we met the seven (7!) Vollenweider sisters, who enjoyed Toppd Pizza, @redkitchentamales and @solailas_kitchen!
Thanks for joining us, ladies! 😁
You all guessed it! @CHEWOLOGYKC's best selling item the first year is the pork & cabbage gyoza, a staple dish on their menu. But those delicious dumplings have some competition. 🍜 Since their debut, the Omakase Noodles ("Chef's choice"), are outselling even the gyoza!
Congratulations to our friend Katie Liu-Sung, owner of @chewologykc for celebrating 1 year here at the Public Market!
Any guesses what the top selling item for the first year is? (We'll randomly pick one person who guesses to win a Lenexa Landmark T-Shirt at 8 a.m. Wednesday ~ And we'll give you the answer then!)
Nothing better than a delicious bowl of warm carrot soup from @redkitchentamales ~ available through Friday this week!
Sohaila's Kitchen is named after matriach and head chef Sohaila Humayon, but every member of the family plays an important role in making sure the business succeeds. We caught up with younger daughter Amna Humayon, who told us what excites her about the Lenexa Public Market and how she loves to break barriers through food.
Q. Describe your business concept for the Market.
A. Sohaila’s Kitchen in the Lenexa Public Market is our only location. Our business concept is simple: we want to provide fresh, authentic, homemade Pakistani/Indian cuisine. We love our small space, and our focus is the quality of the food.
Q. How’d you come up with the idea?
A. The matriarch of the Humayon family (and chef of Sohaila’s Kitchen), Sohaila, has had a passion for cooking since her early years in boarding school in Lahore, Pakistan. After getting married and moving to San Francisco, Sohaila owned a successful catering business in which she provided meals to start-ups in the Silicon Valley. When the Humayon family moved to Kansas, we recognized the need for authentic Pakistani cuisine in the Midwest. After hearing about the Lenexa Public Market, we immediately knew we wanted to be part of such a great place.
Q. What excites you about the Lenexa Public Market?
A. I love being able to break cultural, societal, and political barriers through something as simple as food. Sharing our rich Pakistani culture with customers and witnessing their eagerness to learn more is truly the best part. The Lenexa Public Market is a place where people connect over food — what’s better than that?! Q. What might surprise someone to know about your business?
A. Drum roll: our best-selling dish, the butter chicken bowl, is created by Ayesha (Sohaila’s older daughter)! Sohaila isn’t too fond of the dish and therefore has given Ayesha full reign on it. Ayesha has perfected a unique, one-of-a-kind butter chicken recipe you won’t find anywhere else! ... Read more about Sohaila's Kitchen at www.lenexapublicmarket.com / link in bio.
Picture this: A fresh grilled angus cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese, bacon, spicy onion rings, spicy dill pickles and spicy sauce ~ it doesn't get much better than that. And you can get it now at Mad Man's KC BBQ ~ Just ask for the Mad Burger!
#repost from @chewologykc .
Taiwanese beef noodle soup is back! Started as staff meal, the crew love it so much... kicking off the omkase noodle tradition!