Hannah and Marian Cheng, the sisters behind Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings, didn’t always plan to go into the food business. Hannah spent years working in finance and Marian was a part of the fashion industry before they started talking about having their own restaurant. Inspired by their mom’s cooking (the Mimi Cheng dumpling is a family recipe) and their quest tofind delicious Taiwanese food in NYC, the duo opened their first location in the East Village in 2014 and a second location in Nolita two years later. We sat down with them to talk food, personal style and what it’s like running a business with your sister!
What inspired you to open a restaurant together?
We were hungry for our mom’s home-cooking.
Describe Mimi Cheng’s in three words:
Vibrant, Delicious, and Healthy.
Running a business together is like…
…raising a baby together.