Street Fare Derby SPOTLIGHT: Yakamein Lady

Many know her as the Yakamein Lady aka, Linda Green- owner of Miss Linda’s Catering. You may now recognize her as part of the recent Cajun Country episode on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Either way, you get it. She’s the queen of Yakamein and will be serving up her specialty at Street Fare Derby.

Yakamein is also often referred to as “Old Sober” for its supposed hangover curing properties. Like many other quintessential New Orleanian foods, Yakamein comes surrounded by myth and debate. It is a spicy noodle soup that is generally made with a beef and soy sauced based broth; spaghetti noodles; some sort of protein such as beef brisket, chicken or shrimp (or all three); onions and/or chopped scallions, and a hard-boiled egg sliced in half. And it is super yummy!

Miss Linda can be found at Jazz Fest each year, plus various festivals and fun street events throughout New Orleans.

Follow the Yakamein Lady on Twitter (@oneofTEAMBREEZY).

Hope to see you at Street Fare Derby on September 24th at the Fair Grounds! Buy tickets online in advance and save $5.

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2 Responses to “Street Fare Derby SPOTLIGHT: Yakamein Lady”

  1. Deonne Thomas
    September 25, 2011 at 3:42 AM #

    Miss Linda’s yakamein was excellent!!

  2. L Lima →
    December 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM #

    My Neighbor on Elysian Fields Ms. Annie May Taylor made the best New Orleams Yakamein. Back then I never knew the history of it.