A VIETNAMESE PHRASE MEANING NOISY, RAMBUNCTIOUS, RIOTOUS. MOST OFTEN USED BY PARENTS (HINT: OURS) TO SCOLD UNRULY, RAUCOUS CHILDREN IN THE BACK OF THE CAR.
We’re Vanessa + Kim Pham, the sisters and co-founders behind Omsom. We’re daughters of Vietnamese refugees, who grew up at our family’s kitchen counter, watching our Mẹ cook Viet dinners from scratch every night. Like so many Asian moms, this was her love language to her children.
In our past lives, we cut our teeth in startups and consulting. We returned to our roots to finally build the company of our dreams — one that proudly reclaims + celebrates the multitudes to be found in Asian flavors, stories, and communities.
This is our fiery love letter to our people (that’s you!), our food, and our Phamily (both ancestors and chosen).
Pull up a stool and grab a bowl – welcome to our house.