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Montague Restaurant in Business Insider as Innovators in Hmong Cuisine

MaiYaj Asian Bistro, photo credit: s. martin

Siskiyou News publisher, ‘Jay Martin’ having a great meal with Peter Thao at Montague’s Asian Bistro.

Mr. Thao is Founder and / CEO of the Hmong-American Advisory Council. Photo credit goes to my wife! It was and is very important to build relationships as a family unit. Culture and tradition is always enlightening.

Source: Business Insider, click the link

An emphasis on fresh, Hmong-produced ingredients was a pull for Mai Vang, who moved to Siskiyou County in far-north California and opened one of the area’s first Hmong-owned restaurants in late 2021. The county, she said, attracted thousands of Hmong Americans for agricultural opportunities, particularly marijuana farming.

“We thought opening up a restaurant serving Hmong food would be a good way to connect with the people here because at that point when we first opened, there was a lot of controversy about who are Hmong people, why are they here, because these areas are a little bit more rural,” she said.


It was a wonderful meal and I can not wait to go back..

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  3. Charlene Watkins

    In regards to the Hmong restaurant. There is no such thing as marijuana agriculture in Siskiyou County. This is a criminal act,with criminal cartels running the show. Dare you to come to the Big Springs area and drive in the Shasta Vista area,it is an environmental nightmare laced with toxic chemicals ,severely poor illegal living structures,no wells ,all water is trucked in violating the curtail order,and the list goes on with criminal activity.Get your FACTS straight!

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