Gorkha is a Bhutanese-Nepali grocery featuring various Asian groceries like Bhutanese red rice, dal, gundruk and other kitchen goods that are currently unavailable in the Treasure Valley for the Bhutanese community and others interested in Bhutanese food. Gorkha is owned by Prem Hang Subba and Dhan Maya Subedi.
Prem is from Bhutan. He is Lhotshampa, which in Bhutanese means “people from South”. The Lhotshampa people are mostly of the Nepalese-speaking ethnicity. The government of Bhutan treats the Lhtoshampa as illegal immigrants. So, as a child Prem left the country with his parents and became a refugee in Nepal in 1992. So life goes with struggle, but in March of 2013, Prem got the golden opportunity to come to Boise to start a new life here with his wife Dhan Maya Subedi. In his life as a refugee in Beldangi, Nepal, Prem was a successful businessman owning a clothing business. Now working with META and the Boise International Market, he’s using his entrepreneurial experience to open his own Bhutanese grocery store in Boise at the Boise International Market.