YaKaMein New Orleans

Old Sober

“Ya-Ka-Mein is one of New Orleans’ well-best-kept secrets. They call it ‘Old Sober.’ Had one too many last night? This will fix you right up!”


Ya-Ka-Mein is one of New Orleans best kept secrets. It’s more than just a soup. It’s a meal in a bowl. Ya-Ka-Mein is filled with spaghetti noodles and chopped boneless chuck roast, garnished with chopped green onions and a boiled egg, and then topped off with soy sauce and hot sauce. However, the REAL star if the JUICE, made with Ms. Linda’s own secret Creole Soul spices.


Ms. Linda is world famous as the guardian of the secret juice recipe in her Ya-Ka-Mein. Taught how to make the broth by her mother Shirley Green, Ms. Linda keeps the tradition by lacing the broth with the perfect mixes of spices – not quite Asian, not quite Southern – adding noodles, green onions, a hard-boiled egg an hot sauce. It’s a sure-fire remedy for a New Orleans’ size headache, which is why it’s known as “Old Sober.”

Variety is the Spice of Life

The recipe is a family, and a cultural, tradition.

Ms. Linda offers Ya-Ka-Mein with a variety of tasty proteins including Traditional Beef, Shrimp, Duck, Alligator and a combo of Shrimp and Beef. For those vegetarians, she make a delicious Vegetarian option!