Cho Vietnam Market

Providing Bowling Green with goods and cuisine from across Asia


Arthur H. Trickett-Wile

Store co-owner Be Ta, a Vietnamese immigrant, works the register at Cho Vietnam Market in Bowling Green.

Bailey Reed, News reporter

Cho Vietnam Market is a Vietnamese grocery with cuisine and goods from all around the continent of Asia. The market opened in 2018.

The owner is Sun Hoang, an immigrant from Vietnam who moved to Bowling Green in 2005 with his family due to Vietnam’s poor quality of life at the time. Ai Hoang, Sun Hoang’s son, spoke in his father’s place due to his English speaking abilities.

“My parents wanted us to have a better life,” Hoang said, speaking on his family’s decision to immigrate to the United States.

Hoang’s family had to wait ten years to be permitted to move to the United States. They started the immigration process in 1995.

Once they settled into Bowling Green, it was Hoang’s mother who came up with the idea of opening the market.

“It was mostly my mom’s idea,” Hoang said. “She likes this kind of job. It is her passion.”

Hoang said that the community response to the business has been positive, and explained that he enjoys being part of the Bowling Green community.

“It was worth the wait,” Hoang said.

News reporter Bailey Reed can be reached at [email protected].