Meet Jing Gao
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I'm Jing, the founder and CEO of Fly By Jing. I'm a chef, entrepreneur and expert on Chinese cuisine on a mission to bring uncensored Chinese flavors to the table. I was born in Chengdu, but grew up everywhere, and use my experience as a chef to share meaningful flavors that open people up to new ideas and conversations.
Taste can evoke emotion, humanity, and is a beautiful common language we all share. Good flavor is universal and has the power to disarm and foster connection and understanding, even in the most polarizing of times. To me, the spirit of communion is perfectly embodied by Chengdu’s “fly restaurants,” our namesake and famous hole-in-the-wall eateries so good they attract people like flies, which I try to capture with the flavor experience of Fly By Jing.
No. 8. An Asian-female founded nootropics gummy brand that improve cognitive functions like memory, motivation and attention.
Jah Mama Sauce. An Addictive Caribbean pepper sauce inspired by the mother of founder and Panamanian music producer Jah (aka Roofeo).
Restaurants in LA I find myself over and over again: Found Oyster, Courage Bagels, Tsubaki, Horses, Damian.