Woo Can Cook Finds a Forever Home

"What’s really cool about the space we’re opening is that I’m going to have the opportunity to feed everybody who lives around me," shares the Chef.
Woo Can Cook Finds a Forever Home
Photo: Official

Popular YouTube cook and local pop-up star Woo Can Cook will finally find a permanent home at the Prescott Market in late 2024, according to its social media.

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“We basically pointed the camera at a cutting board while I was making dinner,” Woo said to East Bay Express, explaining how his journey as a culinary presence in the Bay Area began during the pandemic. 

“The videos gained a following, which eventually led to the nearly 14,000 subscribers Woo Can Cook currently has on YouTube. In between the exponential growth of the brand, people online started to ask where they could find the Chinese food he was making. After a couple of iterations in the pop-up sphere, Woo Can Cook opened a stand at the monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire,” the report states.

“I missed cooking for people,” he said. “That’s what we were doing before—we were hosting lots of dinner parties,” he said. 

“I spent a bunch of time trying to figure out how to reproduce these recipes,” he said, adding that at first, he wanted to make the mapo tofu the way his grandmother made it, which was sweeter than the traditional way — “That was because she was trying to feed a bunch of 12-year-old kids.”

Regarding the upcoming Prescott Market space, Woo says, “What’s really cool about the space we’re opening is that I’m going to have the opportunity to feed everybody who lives around me.” He adds, “We’re literally feeding the community that we live in.”

While no opening date has been set, Woo Can Cook’s Instagram estimates a December 2024 debut.

Photo: Official
Elise McCorkle

Elise McCorkle

Elise McCorkle is a freelance writer for What Now Media Group. She is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin and has experience working in the creative, advertising, and events industries. She is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.
Elise McCorkle

Elise McCorkle

Elise McCorkle is a freelance writer for What Now Media Group. She is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin and has experience working in the creative, advertising, and events industries. She is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.

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