San Francisco is a melting pot of diversity, catering to a wide variety of cultures, cuisines and character from around the globe. Bayview is lucky enough to be the new home to Malaysian pastry-trained chef, Azalina Eusope, and her very own, 12,000 square foot commissary kitchen that opened on Feb. 2, Azalina’s.
Hailing from Penang, Malaysia, Azalina made her way to the city nearly a decade ago as a fifth-generation street food vendor. Always having a passion to cook, Azalina wanted to remain true to her culture and her upbringing and brought the unique taste of Malaysian-inspired foods to the streets of San Francisco.
Azalina’s specialty products range from pastries to Malaysian delicacies including Laksa (a spicy noodle dish), crepes and Spicy Mint Chicken Curry, to name a few.
In addition to being a chef, Azalina also makes a variety of sauces, jams and herbal teas that are distributed across different Whole Foods around the area, offers a catering service, hosts cooking classes and shares her recipes on her website for all to try.
According to a recent feature article on Azalina by The San Francisco Chronicle, she looks to open two more kitchens this year, another in San Francisco and one in Mountain View. To read the article click here.
Azalina’s is located at 1324 Fitzgerald Ave., San Francisco, Ca 94103 and is open Mon-Sun: 11am-9pm. Cooking classes are available upon request and range from $100-$160 per person.
For more information about Azalina’s, visit her website at http://www.azalinas.com/.