The pilgrimage that led to the creation of Bangkok 96 Restaurant started when Genevieve was a young child living in Laos. She traveled frequently to neighboring Thailand with her family, and grew to love the flavors and spices of that country. When Laos was taken over by the Communists, her family became refugees in Thailand for two years and fled again, this time to Paris.
Growing up in the “City of Love”, Genevieve continued to develop her love for the culinary arts and also also discovered the love of her life, Guy Vang. After their marriage, they searched the world for the ideal place to live and begin a business, and eventually settled on Dearborn, Michigan. Since then, they’ve always remarked that there is no better place in the world to begin a business of your own.
After working in the first Thai restaurant in Wayne County (Bangkok Tiger), Genevieve and Guy decided they were ready to start their own restaurant. Bangkok 96 Restaurant became a reality (not surprisingly) in 1996 at its current location on Telegraph Road in Dearborn, Michigan.