Joei’s is a specialty mariscos concept by Joei Miu and Antonio Aguilar. Inspired by the recipes from her father’s Mexican restaurant, they plan to bring a modern interpretation that also incorporates influences from their eclectic culinary experiences.
Having arrived to the U.S. from Vietnam in the 80s, her father decided to open a restaurant in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles serving Mexican seafood rather than Vietnamese cuisine. Growing up, Joei was greatly influenced by the tantalizing smells and tastes of Mexican cooking coming from the kitchen.
Later, her father moved the family and restaurant to Houston, Texas where she developed a passion for baking and dessert making.
She also met her husband, Antonio while they were both working there. They bonded over a love of good food and an openness to new experiences and adventure.
Now, Joei and Antonio have returned to Los Angeles to start their own venture and offer their mouth-watering mariscos dishes such as camarones a la diabla and tostada de ceviche.
Until they open in Blossom Market Hall, you can enjoy some of Joei’s delicious desserts such as coconut macaroons and hard-to-find sweets from their pop up shop, The Little Sweet Place. Please check their Instagram for locations.