Our Story

It’s time for Asian American flavors that actually feel like us.

Let’s back up a little bit. How’d we get here?

Before there was Bowlcut, there was my family’s Chinese restaurant in Southern California — where cardboard boxes served as my makeshift stepping stools and the line cooks included eight year old me in everything they did.

The restaurant was my second home. Though it was hard and often thankless work, I was always inspired — by the vibrant flavors & aromas constantly wafting from the kitchen, the laughs & lively conversations wafting from the dining room.

“...helping me find balance in being Asian and American”

In my own adulthood, I wanted a way to carry on those iconic childhood flavors while also eating well— something us next-gen kids finally have the privilege to do.

Bowlcut is that way. Our sauces are made the way they’re meant to be: with the same personal care as a homemade recipe; inspired by centuries of Asian cooking that never needed the fake stuff to imitate real flavor. They represent us: some are old favorites, some are family inspired, some are entirely new tastes born from years of flavor mixing.

All are yours for creating on your own terms. Welcome to the next era of your food story.

Your restaurant kid,


Asian American flavor, as it was meant to be