Chefs and Restaurants

These Chefs Pull Off Big Techniques in Tiny Carts, Trailers, and Food Halls

Liz Grossman

After four years of running Matta, a Vietnamese food truck in Portland, Ore., Chef/Co-Owner Richard Le has unapologetically moved on from the mortar and pestle to a food processor to prepare his curry paste. “I know, non-traditional, blah blah blah,” he says. It was a time-saving switch he had to make in order to continue executing his popular menu of from-scratch curries, pandan doughnuts, and other recipes inspired by his experiences growing up in...