Tag: Asian in Saint Paul

  • Center For Hmong Arts & Talent

    CHAT envisions a vibrant community where Hmong American artists are inspired to share their perspectives, valued for their creative contributions, and empowered to challenge life’s boundaries.

    CHAT addresses social injustices through Hmong American artists and youth that express their inner truths through contemporary arts by 1) raising awareness 2) initiating action and 3) building community.

    Reflecting our mission statement, our commitment to a viable arts community and our strong belief in the benefits of arts education, these value statements embody our core principles:

    CHAT values Creativity by:
    • Appreciating the spirit of innovation
    • Encouraging original thought
    • Supporting individual character
    • Sharing awe-inspiring works

    CHAT values Community by:
    • Appreciating diverse backgrounds and experiences
    • Encouraging collaborative efforts
    • Supporting social justice
    • Sharing resources

    CHAT values Integrity by:
    • Appreciating truth and honesty
    • Encouraging accountability
    • Supporting quality and excellence
    • Sharing our commitment to higher principles

    CHAT values Progress by:
    • Appreciating forwarding thinking and movement
    • Encouraging growth and development
    • Supporting consistent productivity
    • Sharing visionary leadership

    • To provide quality arts education, activities and opportunities for Hmong American children and youth;
    • To foster the advancement of emerging and experienced Hmong American artists and;
    • To build audiences for the arts by creating and producing art that significantly enhances understanding both within the Hmong community as well cross-culturally.…

  • Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota


    Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM) is a registered non-profit organization under 501 (c) (3).TAFM was established in 1992 to aid in the resettlement of Tibetans. The Congress under the 1990 Immigration Act granted immigrant visas to 1000 Tibetans living in India and Nepal. Under this project, with the help of volunteers and host families, 160 Tibetans were settled in the Twin Cities area in 1992-93. With the gradual re-unification of family members, the Twin Cities’ Tibetan American populations have increased to approximately 3000.…

  • Cheng Heng Restaurant

    University Avenue is full of Asian restaurants, especially along the stretch that’s known as Little Mekong, from Mackubin to Galtier streets. I have lots of favorites along that stretch, but the special, warm feeling you’ll get from eating at Cheng Heng, the Cambodian restaurant on University Avenue in St. Paul goes beyond the spiciness of some of the cuisine. Maybe it’s the friendliness with which customers are greeted. Or maybe it’s knowing that the owners, Kunrath and Kevin Lam, have donated some of the earnings from their restaurant to build schools back in Cambodia.…

  • 88 Oriental Foods

    The business cards for 88 Oriental Foods boast that the little Asian market at 291 W. University Ave. in St. Paul has “The Best Larb in Town.”

    That’s a pretty bold boast, considering that there are at least half a dozen restaurants within a few blocks that offer some version of this specialty of Laos and northeastern Thailand. Larb, sometimes spelled laab, is the Lao/Thai answer to steak tartare – chopped up beef – either raw or cooked mixed with toasted ground rice, fish sauce, lime juice and chilis.…

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