Tony enjoys cooking for friends and families, it’s a pleasure for him to see people eat the food that he has cooked for them. Food brings such joy, satisfaction and togetherness.
There is a saying in Laos: If you don’t eat sticky rice (kao neil) you are not considered Laotian. It is like Italians not eating pasta. As long as you have kao neil and jail pa dak (fermented fish), you’re content for the rest of your life.
Tony Khounviseth is Laotian born and immigrated to Canada in 1980 from a refugee camp in Nongkai, Thailand. He loves this country we all call Canada. This country is raw, real, vast, and full of wonderful people from around the world.