Chiuyee (Dora) Cheng, owner and head chef of Yee Mama, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the US when she was 17. Ever since arriving in the US, she struggled to find flavors that reminded her of home. In an effort to bring those flavors back into her life and to the community, she opened Yee Mama in August 2020.
"In Cantonese, yee ma means aunt, and mama means mom. The food I make at Yee Mama is inspired by the cooking and dining memories with my mom and aunt, the two strong women in my life who have taught me to cook with my heart and be confident in pursuing my passion." --Chiuyee Dora Cheng , Founder of Yee Mama