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Creole Seafood and Sweets Galore!
“It’s a family restaurant, family-owned and operated,” said Tameka King of Nu Nu Orleens Louisiana Crawfish Company (NNO).
If you’ve been looking for some authentic seafood with some down home flavor—NNO is the place. The menu includes seafood, crawfish, shrimp and lobster boils, jambalaya, gumbo and dirty rice to name a few.
King is a California native but her family is originally from Louisiana. NNO was named after King’s aunt Nu Nu, who was a cook in her own right. Nu Nu Swang is the favored dish at NNO, which consist of shrimp, crawfish, crab, corn, potatoes and chicken sausage altogether in one pot.
“So we came up with Nu Nu Orleens,” said King. “That’s how all of it came about.”
NNO was established on July 7, 2011 in Inglewood, California. King describes NNO as an opportunity she chose to pursue one day. Out of that choice emerged a family restaurant that has grown into a community favorite. NNO has done so well that they established a food truck in 2012.
“Me and my sister, we do events…we just decided to take the food on the road and take the food to the people,” said King. “We’ve been as afar as palmdale, palm springs and the valley—all over, different events.”
Aziza King is following up NNO’s meals with special sweet treats that are “Zeelicious,” which is the name of her business. Zeelicious is especially known for their caramel cake, peach cobbler, and for events, funnel cakes.
“Nothing we do is regular,” said Aziza. “We go above and beyond—I don’t do regular funnel cakes.”
What kind of funnel cakes can you expect? You can expect red velvet funnel cakes with cream cheese frosting from Zeelicious. There’s also a chocolate funnel cake with chocolate sauce, creamy peanut butter, crushed oreo cookies and ice cream. And if that wasn’t enough, Aziza also specializes in deep-fried oreo cookies and twinkies.
“That’s what I do,” said Aziza. “I’ve been baking since the easy bake oven.”
There’s some good food to be had by all especially if you’re attending Taste of Soul (TOS) on October 19.
“I’m going to be [bringing] all the boils—seafood, lobster, shrimp, crawfish corn and potates,” said King. “Also, we’re going to be doing gumbo as well.
“For TOS we’re going to have the peach cobbler, caramel and funnel cake,” said Aziza.
You can catch both Nu Nu Orleens and Zeelicious at Taste of Soul October 19.
Fore more information on Nu Nu Orleens, you can reach them at (310) 671- NUNU (6868). You can also visit them on Facebook.