Anna Vo

Anna presented at Tender Table on May 27, 2017 at Yale Union in Portland, OR.

Photo courtesy of Anna Vo

Photo courtesy of Anna Vo


Anna Vo is an audio engineer, musician, writer, social justice educator, zine editor and illustrator. They also draw comics, dance weird, tell fortunes, and make goofy jokes. They/theirs, ACAB, APOC.


One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: Born in Aotearoa, ethnically Vietnamese.

What will you be presenting on? Chè báp. It will be my first time making it, which is part of the point.

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Don't shop hungry.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Lasagna!

Favorite food: profiteroles / eclaires (Thanks to colonization a la francais)

Recommended reading: James Baldwin, Angela Davis, Kurt Vonnegut

Best meal(s): I make good pot pies, peanut satay, mango curry and tropical summer salads.

Food you’d like to try: my grandmother's cooking again.

Additional comments: I'll be talking about street eating, Asian personal space, 2am hangouts, whitewashing of food, xenophobia, familial friendships, reflections on how different folks build and hold community.