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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe voice was guttural and raspy, the language deep and tonal. "Come and get your rice!" sang the man, a steward for Vietnam's national rail service. He wore a light blue apron over his blue button-down shirt and pushed a silver metal cart laden with...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOn a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across...
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In the hyperspecialized kitchens of Little Saigon, where dining by dac biet (a restaurant's prescribed list of house specialties) is almost a moral obligation, nem nuong cuon is a matter of contention. For every dozen batches of slack, sloppy spring...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLike many Americans, Karin Esterhammer, a longtime copy editor for the Los Angeles Times, left her job last year to start a new chapter. She and her husband, Robin, who was also between jobs, wanted to move somewhere less expensive and open themselves...
Drawing blood from his own arm, the father resolved to save his children from starvation and dehydration at sea. He dribbled it into their mouths, all to deliver them from a bleak promise of poverty and repression. That's how Phu Nguyen describes his...
COSTA MESA — Mayor Allan Mansoor has been trying to appeal to the Vietnamese American community, a key voting bloc in his bid for the 68th Assembly District. Toward that goal he's enlisted the support of a Little Saigon political insider, Daisy...
COSTA MESA — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution recognizing June 19 as "the Day of Remembrance for Overseas Vietnamese Veterans of the Republic of South Vietnam." Officials adopted the resolution after Mayor Allan...
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WESTMINSTER — As she toured Little Saigon, Ghada Said Gerges Amien, an Egyptian civil rights lawyer, was impressed with seeing the structure, order and principles of the American system up close. "There's respect, understanding, democracy and...
On Tuesday, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor had us reliving that scene of rooftop pandemonium at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon back on April 30, 1975. On that dark day, the last of the American choppers ferried evacuees away to the safety of ships standing by...
At this time of year, like many cooks, I'm obsessed with fresh herbs. But you can keep your Genovese basil, French tarragon and Italian parsley; for me the magic is in the leafy aromatics of the Vietnamese table -- red perilla, garlic chives and rice...
In a dimly lighted warehouse at the end of an alleyway in Orange County's Little Saigon, five reporters sat side by side on mismatched chairs, talking on telephones and typing away on their keyboards. There was no air conditioning, and two large fans...
Staff reporterTwo local ophthalmologists are about to start a journey that will improve the eyesight of about 100 rural Vietnamese people in just one week, and they will do it all for free. "The folks that we're going to be operating on, they can hardly walk," Dr....
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