So you're pretty ambitious .
When I first had the idea to open a restaurant to sell rice , my family and a lot of my friends said I'm crazy because this kind of food , they used to sell it in a place like a small dishes .
Nobody opened a restaurant to sell only this kind of food .
So when I was a kid , my mom walk me to the market .
So we had for breakfast every morning , I never found a rice that taste like my hometown taste .
So that's why I had the idea to start this kind of business .
12 days , not the restaurant that sell , they use the rice powder .
But us , we use the fresh rice .
We stock the rice for almost six hour .
So every day we need to stock up like £80 of rice for one store .
And then we use the grid to grin it .
There's a lot of machine that can grind the rice but it's all high speed .
So when the high speed grinding the rise , it heat up a little bit , it changes the texture of the rice itself .
So when you use the stone grinder , it don't heat up the rice , it , keep it in the right temperature .
So I import that from China .
We use the fresh rice butter to cook the rice on .
So it makes it like more healthier and fresher .
And then we steam the rice roll one minute and then it's ready to roll it up .
You don't feel I'm from Taison .
So I came here like 10 years ago when I first came here , I start like high school .
And then after I graduate , I tried a lot of job , I had an entertainment group before I host wedding .
I always want to start a business .
The rice idea is keep me like non stop thinking about it .
That's why I had a hard side to just drive back to China to learn how to make it even in China , all the rice .
So place they have their own recipe , they all taste the difference .
Are yours better ?
No , when I want to open this business , I had really high expectation for first three months .
Nobody know what it is .
So nobody want to give a try make the rice .
We always get fresh ingredients from local market day by day .
So we have pork , beef , shrimp and more veggie like scallion corn , lettuce and beans .
Are your parents here ?
My parents here , they have it every day .
My mom's always said the right now we have is already like perfect .
But for me , it's like 70% are perfect for me .
So I always try to improve the minimum rate .
In China , we used to serve with the rice bowl with only soy sauce and some chili oil .
But right now we have hoisin sauce and peanut sauce .
When the peanut salt go with the soy sauce , it tastes a lot different .
So business is not only like selling food , it's more like you need to treat a customer as a friend .
Respect them after when I get the business running .
So a lot of Cantonese people , they came here and they always bring a friend , not from Kang .
So they are always happy to tell them that this kind of food is like what we had in China .
My dream with those steam rel is not only bringing the rel to let more people know about it .
That's a lot too many great food in China that I want to introduce to people in New York City here .
Open a business really easy but keep the business running is the hottest part .
So just keep it up no matter when you lose money or anything happens .
So just keep the business running .
It took me a long time to like let more people know about it .
But right now we're working like taking small step by step .
Right now .
We have four locations .
When I think about rice , it make me feel , feel so like home that everybody facing the same problem .
So we just had to sit , sit tight and we cannot give up at this time .
So we have to like , just hope this go and go fast and then we can get back to normal life .
It's happier than before because I feel great working again .
I don't know how to describe it , but a lot of people they willing to come out to like just for supporting the local business when the pandemic is over , I can travel everywhere but I just miss my family so much .