Scott Lie emigrated to the United States from Vietnam 30 years ago. He landed in Dallas, where he worked in the seafood business. A decade later he moved to the Bay Area.
Lie worked for several years at Sun Fat Seafood Co., a seafood market on Mission Street. In 2009 he opened his own business, a restaurant called Basa Seafood Express, at 3064 24th St. Basa sells fresh seafood retail as well as prepared meals. Last month, Lie added sushi to Basa’s offerings.
This video is one in an ongoing series by Mission Local videographer Claudia Escobar, profiling Mission District business owners who came to the neighborhood from other countries.