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 here to give you the most in flavor, integrity, and fiery vibes. No more diluted dishes, no more cultural compromise. Real deal Asian cuisine and communities are too damn delicious to deny.
We started Omsom to bring proud, loud Asian flavors to your fingertips any day of the week, sitting in your pantry right between the tomato sauce and olive oil.
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 Vietnamese 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 management consulting. We returned to our roots to finally build the company of our dreams — one that proudly reclaims and 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.
"I would eat or drink or bathe in Omsom's tart calamansi-laced Filipino Sisig sauce happily."
"Omsom is the fiery and fun new pantry essential you need to know about"
"I made my best quarantine meal with this Asian meal starter kit."
"Forget sourdough, these sisters are launching a starter to create authentic Asian food."
"It brought joy to my quarantine nights. One of the small pleasures during this time has been being able to share my Omsom dinner concoctions with my mom, who was impressed!"