About Me

Hey there!

My name is Soleil Ho, and beginning in 2019, I became The San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic.

I wear a lot of hats: I’m a food, culture, and travel writer and the host of two podcasts, the multiple award-nominated Racist Sandwich and Popaganda. I’ve written about assimilation food, my proto-feminist love for Sailor Moon, and the curious culinary legacy of Asian immigration in Mexico. In addition to all of that, I’m the co-writer of MEAL, a graphic novel on culinary mentorship, queer romance, and eating insects. (Amazon)

In 2018, I received a Southern Foodways Alliance Smith Symposium Fellowship and a UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship. In 2017, I was featured in this really funky short on chefs and tattoos for Bulleit Whiskey and Pop-Up Magazine.

My name is pronounced like this!

Feel free to contact me about writing and speaking opportunities, hosting workshops, and other collaboration ideas. You’ll find me on Twitter @hooleil.