Sushi, Anyone???

I met Sang Sawm Saturday.  He is a Chin man who has been in the U.S. about two years.  His wife, Nan Lian Khup’s sister, arrived about 3 months ago.   The couple have been making sushi in Memphis and Charleston, SC.   Saturday he bought a ticket to L.A. (Los Angeles) where he will be trained by a Burmese man about how to open his own sushi business.   After this week he and his wife will move to the high mountains of New Mexico (Santa Fe) to open two sushi shops.

Zar Ni "Max", Rose and their daughter Gloria

Zar Ni "Max", Rose and their daughter Gloria

There are others in our church family who are involved in sushi enterprises.  Zar Ni and his wife have been in America 5 years.   They have two sushi contracts in the Triad area and are doing so well that Zar Ni recently quit his supervisory position at Mannington Flooring, to work full time with his wife in their sushi business.

A couple of months ago, Maung Maung Oo and Wai Lu Do (pictured below)  moved to Columbia, SC to work with sushi.   Saya Kapu has a flourishing Sushi business in Greensboro, and Maung Maung OoMuh Gaw Htoo works with Sushi in Wilmington, NC.   Biak also mention some Chin friends that werWai Lu Ooe working with sushi near Hartford, CT.  The spirit of the entrepreneur is once again evident in the recent arrivals on our shore.  Their hard work and earnest desire to make it are paying off as they make sushi.

Zar Ni tells me that close to 80% of the Sushi consumed in America is made buy Burmese.  But evidently a man of Japanese descent owns a large company (AFC) that offers franchises to those who want to start a sushi business in their city.


About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on July 20, 2009, in A-B, M, N, S, Uncategorized, V-Z. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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