In 2011, Auria created an underground supper club series. She hosted up to 20 people at a time in her home, where she cooked all her favorite dishes, keeping faithful to her mother’s recipes and methods. Dishes like Beef Rendang, Chili Soft Shell Crab and Curry Laksa were met with sheer delight and enthusiasm. Word quickly spread among Brooklyn foodies looking for a deeper, more authentic dining experience. Very soon, Auria realized that she needed to be able to reach more folks and began vending Malaysian food at pop-up markets, food festivals and street fairs throughout the city. At the Malaysian Winter Market at Bryant Park in February 2012, Auria’s booth had a line out the doors of the heated tents and all the way to the entrance of the park. All the buzz about her food and passion in the kitchen had customers waiting in line for 45 minutes!
In 2013, Auria made the decision to work towards making authentic Malaysian food available to the American public. She launched Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen with one product – Hot Chilli Sambal, a very popular condiment that accompanies many a Malaysian meal.
Her mission is to bring the distinct and wonderfully diverse flavors of Malaysia within reach of every passionate home cook with a taste for adventure.