Adam Yee Makes Us Dumplings and Talks About Building His Startup at SKS Japan

Ever since longtime food entrepreneur and podcaster Adam Yee announced his new better-for-you dumpling brand Sobo Foods, I’d been hoping to head to California to try the tasty-looking Asian comfort food.

But as it turns out, I won’t have to make that trip to the Bay area to sample his curry potato and the plant-based pork and chive dumplings since I had a chance to taste some cooked up by Yee himself in Tokyo. Yee was in town for SKS Japan, the global food tech summit hosted by The Spoon and SigmaXYZ, to speak on a session and hand out dumplings to curious event attendees.

Above: Yee at SKS Japan

It was Yee’s first time at the event after trying to get in last year and (as you’ll hear in the interview) getting COVID in Cambodia. I’m glad he made it because, well, dumplings, and also, he’s got some great insights into the broader food tech scene. We discuss why Yee and his cofounder started Sobo, the company’s go-to-market strategy, and more. Click play below to listen to Adam and my conversation and below and stay tuned for more interviews from SKS Japan this week and next.

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