A veteran local chef is now offering her take on a Detroit classic. Chef Genevieve Vang of Bangkok 96 Street Food recently introduced a new corned beef egg roll to her menu at the Detroit Shipping Co. in Midtown.
Originally invented by local chain Asian Corned Beef in the 1980s, corned beef egg rolls — a fusion of Chinese egg rolls and deli corned beef sandwiches — have become a Detroit cult favorite.
But Vang, a James Beard Award-nominated chef and perennial Metro Times Best of Detroit winner thanks to her original Bangkok 96 restaurant in Dearborn, says she wanted to try something different with hers.
“It’s good, they do a good job,” Vang says of the OG corned beef egg rolls. “But I see more and more customers now who are seeking gluten-free foods.”