Paw and Nancy are two women in Syracuse’s Burmese community, the largest of any refugee population in the city. They moved from Burma to Syracuse in 2007. Paw runs a local market called Aphone with her husband, Kaui. They opened it in 2010. Nancy, the former resident chef at the restaurant With Love, is often found shopping at Aphone for ingredients unavailable at the larger grocery chains. Relocating from their home country to Syracuse is sometimes challenging, but the market draws a diverse group of refugees who shop for fresh produce and ingredients familiar to their home countries, such as banana tree, bamboo, and hard-to-find noodles and rice. When Paw is inspired by a recent delivery, she’ll prepare a home-cooked Burmese meal to share with the customers. On a recent visit, her husband Kaui placed a plastic fork in a massive pot of shrimp, bitter melon, and peppers, still hot from the oven of their home kitchen upstairs.