banh oui started after a decade of working in the kitchen both here in Los Angeles and abroad in Sydney, Australia. When customers ask Casey about the menu, she tells them that as with most creative endeavors, the menu reflects her childhood and upbringing in Los Angeles, and as a daughter to a Japanese transplant. Chef Casey’s mom is originally from Tokyo Japan, and when she moved to America, one way for her to learn English was to enroll in different cooking classes. She's an incredible cook. She would cook Middle Eastern, Mexican, Chinese and American dinners during her upbringing, a great way to get the whole family to sit down at the dinner table together. banh oui. is inspired by banh mi sandwiches. In one sandwich, you get all the elements that Casey looks for in a dish. It has spice, pickles, fresh herbs, and a "meaty" element to create a beautiful balance in one bite. Every dish on the menu mimics these same flavors, because they're the flavors she grew up eating, studying and cooking.