Born and raised from two different parts of Vietnam, North and South, they fled the country by boats with their parents and siblings at a young age. Deeply grateful for the love and care of their new homeland, they settled in. As fate has already written, they met each other one day in a beautiful yet cold city of Edmonton, Alberta.
When they first met, he was a college student and she was a high school teenager. He asked “ What is your passion? ” She replied “ People and food.” He nodded “ me too! and what is your dream? ” She answered “ Well, growing up in my mother’s kitchen and truly inspired by her cooking , I would love to run my own restaurant someday ”.
Almost two decades later together as a couple going through life, schooling, jobs, and now as parents with two little ones at the age of three and eleven months old, he looked at her and said “ It’s time that you go after your dream! ”
When families and friends heard about their restaurant venture, they often shook their heads and said “ Good luck, but you two are insane! Wait until the kids are bit older! ”
Yes, we are that passionate! And so Chopsticks on Pho was born.
This is our story. You can call us Steven and Lynn. We are just a regular couple who love people and food! Thank you for coming. We Pho-sure love to see you back here Pho-more!