Taste of Asia more than a restaurant, it's the owner's passion

When Michelle Lopez opened Taste of Asia nearly seven years ago, it was after her boyfriend had become her ex-boyfriend.

She had come to Wrangell to be with him from Juneau, where her parents had moved from the Philippines 30 years ago. She stayed in Wrangell to make a life for herself and her kids.

When she came here, there were no places that served rice, she said. "I was so hungry. I thought maybe I should look for a place to put a little business."

The owner of the Front Street building Taste of Asia now operates out of had the ice cream shop downstairs. Lopez got a job scooping ice cream,...


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