I started up this restaurant with my father, and the story begins with the communist war that threatened my family so they fled from Yun-an China to settle down in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My father grew up in the village that was suffering with hunger and lack of opportunities. My father’s mother had to bring up 10 children with no help, harvesting food with her bare hands to feed her children. My dad, being the oldest, had to help my grandmother prepare food in the kitchen, and that’s how he learned how to cook merging their traditional Yun-an Chinese cuisine with the newfound ingredients of Thailand. This craft has now been passed down from generations in our family, along with the Chinese traditional values of pursuing happiness and building a career, no matter the circumstances. This is the inside story of “The Golden Triangle”.
I was inspired to open this restaurant in remembrance of my grandmother who recently passed away, and to keep this legacy of my family alive. We use the local ingredients, just as my grandmother did, to touch peoples soul, reminding each of us how to be a human, and opening a door to understanding the importance of growing your own food. We hope to expand our understandings of vegan cuisine where we experience delicious food with no boundaries.
The story of my family is the story of everyone’s. The Simplest food can reach the deepest human awareness. It reminds us to do good in this world, to contribute & act from the heart. Thanks to my grandmother, we feel inspired to create this vision everyday.
這故事其實跟每個人的遭遇都大同小異，但我深信越真實的故事才越能深入人心，就像最簡單的食物才能品嘗到它最原始的風味，它提醒了我們活著，就是要對世界有所貢獻，做自己能力所及的事情，一切從心出發。再次感謝我的奶奶，您的教導與啟發，是我們邁出對社會貢獻的第一步，並開啟了從農場到餐桌上的真食物，讓我們能透過The Green ROOM拋磚引玉，來激勵更多的人一同效仿。