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Mark Mizer grew up eating mixed plates before he knew they had a name. In December 2014, he and his wife, Andrea, opened the first Buddha Bruddah food truck, serving hefty portions of delicious Hawaiian favorites like Kalua Pork and Huli Huli Chicken alongside Thai classics including Red Chicken Curry and Phad Thai Noodles. They opened their brick and mortar restaurant in April 2018, followed by a second truck a year later. In 2021, they opened a second location in Kenmore.
Fun fact: Mark is half Thai and learned to cook under the tutelage of his uncle Hwang.
In the midst of the pandemic, Buddha Bruddah offered free no touch delivery service to areas including my neighborhood. That meant a break from cooking, great coconut cream pie after a more healthy meal of tofu pad thai!
Not to mention the Buddah Bruddah family hosted several fundraisers to help with the costs of one of their line cooks who had been seriously injured in a hit and run while walking home from work one night.