— by Brooke Jackson-Glidden: Thomas Pisha-Duffly, the co-owner and chef of the buzzy Indonesian restaurant Gado Gado, and the restaurant’s sous chef, Ian Schoening, both call their grandmother “Oma.”

Their backgrounds, however, are distinct: Pisha-Duffly grew up as a quarter-Chinese kid in New England, eating “McDonalds right next to Indonesian and Malaysian curries,” in his words. Schoening, a German-Irish kid from Florida, knows his way around a currywurst, but spent much of his adult life cooking Thai food at places like San Francisco’s Hawker Fare…

Image courtesy of Oma’s Takeaway