MáLà Project


In this episode, we had the opportunity to chat with co-founder of Málà Project, Ning “Amelie” Kang. When you come to Málà Project, you’ll be presented with a menu of Chinese appetizers, small plates, and the dish we’ll be talking about today, called “Dry Pot”. On the dry pot menu, you’ll find a list of about 70 ingredients to choose from, which are then wok fried with 24 spices and peppers and served in a family style communal bowl for the table to enjoy. You’ll hear in the interview how to properly order and enjoy dry pot, and the brave entrepreneurship story of Amelie. 

People In This Episode

Ning “Amelie” Kang, Co-Owner

Ning “Amelie” Kang, Co-Owner


Food & Drink In This Episode

I don’t think there’s anything more fulfilling than feeding people and seeing how your food can change a person.
— Ning "Amelie" Kang

About the Region

Amelie grew up in Tangshan and Beijing, China.



Location & Details

East Village
122 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009

Bryant Park
41 West 46th St
New York, NY 10036

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Episode Credits

Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt

Host: Danielle Lehman

Produced by: Oliver J. Hughes