The chef Simpson Wong, left, and Dr. Henry Wu, are partners in life who created their ice cream project, Two Rabbits. Photo by Emon Hassan for The New York Times.
Two Rabbits is the world’s first health-promoting ice cream, invented by a doctor and perfected by a chef. This one-of-a-kind ice cream is enriched with vital polyunsaturated fats known as omega-3. Unlike the bad saturated fats found in traditional ice cream, polyunsaturated omega-3 fats have many documented health benefits. Based on cutting-edge nutritional science, Two Rabbits is specially formulated to enhance the absorption of these good fats into the body. Its unique blend of whey protein and collagen imparts a texture that is as creamy as ordinary ice cream and yet can rejuvenate your heart and blood vessels, help build muscles, promote glowing skin and hair, and even elevate your mood. This guilt-free treat promises to blow your mind, not your arteries.
About Simpson Wong
As the chef and proprietor of acclaimed restaurants Chomp Chomp, Wong, Cafe Asean, and Jefferson, Simpson Wong exemplifies the contemporary chef who is adept at integrating his many global influences. A native of Malaysian with Chinese ancestry, Simpson had lived, traveled, and studied cuisine throughout Asia and Europe.
Simpson learned much from helping his mother prepare meals for his father’s timber company in Malaysia. They worked in remote reaches of the rainforest, where trips to the market were rare. His mother grew many of her own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and cooked them freshly picked. She instilled in Simpson an appreciation for fresh, organic produce and clean, simple flavors that characterize his food to this day.
Throughout his early professional life, Simpson dreamed of opening his own restaurant. As a banker in Kuala Lumpur, and as a United Nations liaison in New York City, Simpson dedicated his off-hours to further educating himself in all things culinary. He absorbs everything, in four-star dining rooms, at lunch counters, and from sidewalk vendors and markets in all of New York’s neighborhoods. He learned new techniques from friends in the restaurant industry, and read cookbooks voraciously.
In 1996, Simpson finally realized his dream and opened Cafe Asean, a cozy West Village restaurant serving Vietnamese, Thai, and Malaysian dishes. Throughout his career as a chef, Simpson received countless accolades from food critics, media coverage, and food industry honors & awards. His restaurants have received glowing reviews in prestigious publications, including The New York Times and The New Yorker. Simpson has also had his recipes published for James Beard Foundation and Martha Stewart Living. Chomp Chomp was honored for two consecutive years in Michelin’s NYC Bib Gourmand.
As Co-Founder and Chief Flavor Officer of Two Rabbits Ice Cream, Simpson uses his skills and food knowledge to create innovative flavors designed to blow your mind, not your arteries.
About Henry Wu, M.D.
HENRY WU, M.D. is founder and CEO of healthcare NYC startup (www.agilancenyc.com) specializing in rapid chest pain triage that helps patients avoid unnecessary visits to the emergency room by expediting diagnostic testing.
Dr. Wu has been a New Yorker since his college days at Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He went on to receive most of his medical training at institutions within the city: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cornell University Medical Center for internal medicine, and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for cardiovascular medicine. He spent a year in Boston acquiring skills in advanced cardiovascular imaging at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Wu joined Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was a faculty member and physician-scientist for 10 years. Since 2007, Dr. Wu has been in private practice specializing in cardiology. His practice provides state-of-the-art, noninvasive diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart diseases.
Dr. Wu holds certification from the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography, and American Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, as well as with Level III credential in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He is an active member of the American College of Cardiology.
Aside from his doctoring, Dr. Wu is developing a novel nanotechnology for treating heart attacks. He is the founder of a biotechnology startup, Theranostica, which is a member company of the first incubator space in New York City.