Back in the 80s, Cu Dam arrived as a boat refugee from Vietnam. After his arrival in Odense, he had many changing jobs in several different professions. Unfortunately he became unemployed, but as an unemployed man he was offered an ultra-short course for the self-employed and it was here that he first got the idea to start his own business.
It started with a small stock of Asian food and a van. The goods were sold and delivered to restaurants and the like. Quietly, a larger and larger inventory was built up and the customers became more and more. After a few years, building up the business, Cu found the current premises on Nyborgvej 181. Here, Saigon Market has been located and operated from, ever since.
Today, Saigon Market is a family business and also employs several full-time employees. Recently, Saigon Market’s premises have been renovated and expanded with a cafe area serving traditional and authentic Vietnamese food and coffee.