Jon and I met at our first tech jobs in Silicon Valley and have been great friends for over a decade. We have been on many trips together, but as big foodies, one of our favorites was a “food tour” in New York. One night, we stumbled upon a hole-in the wall Malaysian spot in Brooklyn that served some amazing Hainanese Chicken Rice. We loved it so much that we ordered seconds and lamented about how there was not a good one back home in the Bay Area. We had been looking ever since.
Years later, Shone bought some chicken rice to try from a new spot in the Bay Area. We were at Jon’s house and our wives were snapping pics of our newborn babies doing silly baby stuff. After the first couple of bites, we looked at each other wide-eyed and said, “We can do better!!!”
We had always dreamed about building a business together, but that fateful night, the combination of good beer, mediocre chicken rice, and the bliss of being new fathers made the time feel right. The rest was history.
Chicken Meets Rice is a fresh spin on our favorite dish and we wanted to share with you all of the regional variations that we grew up eating in our cultures.
From our roots to your table,
Shone & Jon