Yuan Wonton is a hugely popular food truck in Denver, judging by how quickly anything Chef Penelope Wong puts up for preorder disappears. Now Wong is a semifinalist for a regional James Beard award. She finds out March 29 if she will be a finalist. Wong is also helping champion Mile High Asian Food Week, which starts today.
Her food truck will soon make way for a brick-and-mortar store in Denver's North Park Hill neighborhood, in a venture Yuan Wonton is undertaking with two other local businesses. She spoke with Colorado Matters and Denverite about her career, and what food means to her.