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About

Yia Vang uses food to tell a story and believes that every dish has a narrative. Through sourcing what’s in season and combining local traditions with those from his homeland, Yia brings Hmong flavors to American palates and invites people to change how they think about food by considering the influences in each bite.

One of six siblings, Yia was born in a refugee camp on the border of Laos and Thailand where he lived until his family resettled in central Wisconsin. He currently resides in St. Paul, MN, which is home to the largest Hmong community in the United States. Just as the Hmong are a people without a country of their own, Yia is a chef without a restaurant. You can find Yia popping up at various locations throughout the Twin Cities under the name Union Kitchen, a business which he co-founded with his cousin Chris Her.

Read more here.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS + POP:UPS

 

RESIDENCY AT

SOCIABLE
CIDER WERKS

We currently have a residency at Sociable Cider Werks in NE Minneapolis where you can eat our food on the regular.

MONDAY 5pm-9pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 5pm-9pm
THURSDAY 5pm-9pm
FRIDAY 5pm-9pm
SATURDAY 12pm-9pm
SUNDAY 11am-3pm

 

HOSTING

Hospitality is our highest value. And maybe it’s yours as well. Email us below for offerings and rates.

 

PRESS

People are talking about us. Read more from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Bon Appetit, and CNN here.

 
 
 
 
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