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.Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/hmong-cuisine-culture-philosophy-business-food-industry-renaissance-farming-agriculture-2023-6
It was a wonderful meal and I can not wait to go back..
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