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.
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 Muh Gaw Htoo works with Sushi in Wilmington, NC. Biak also mention some Chin friends that were 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.