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Meet Jing Gao

Each week, we check in with a different member of Thingtesting's community to ask what brands they've spotted, what they're testing, and take a peek into their recent reviews.

This week's feature is Jing Gao, she's the founder and CEO of Fly by Jing. Read on to discover the brands she's recently spotted and everything else in her current rotation.

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COMMUNITY FEATURE
Hi Jing, please introduce yourself.

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.

Your work has always been about community and uniting people. What does breaking bread and sharing a meal with people mean to you?

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.

What are some brands you've recently spotted?

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).

What's a brand you've recently tested?
What else is in your current rotation?

Restaurants in LA I find myself over and over again: Found Oyster, Courage Bagels, Tsubaki, Horses, Damian.

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