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Did You Know
More than a dozen restaurants and delis, offering cuisine from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and China, line the five-block stretch of Little Mekong.
Once home to the popular Lang’s Sweet Shop and Suzie Q Cafe, Little Mekong is Saint Paul’s newest district, and features many popular Asian restaurants.
Saint Paul’s Little Mekong is a business and cultural district, stretching for five blocks of University Avenue between Mackubin and Galtier and home to more than 100 small and locally-owned businesses offering authentic food, gifts, clothing and services from the many cultures of Southeast Asia.
The area’s name derives from the Mekong River, which flows from China through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Nearly 40,000 residents of Saint Paul now trace their roots to one of those countries from where they or their parents or grandparents were displaced by war and persecution. From their homelands, they have enriched the whole community with art and music and food and flavor that can all be found in Little Mekong.
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