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  • Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley

    Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley
    Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck. The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
  • The Find: Thien An Bo Bay Mon in Rosemead

    The Find: Thien An Bo Bay Mon in Rosemead
    When Vietnamese food lovers spot the neon sign of Thien An Bo Bay Mon, they know exactly what to expect at the Rosemead restaurant. Bo bay mon (often spelled bo 7 mon) denotes the famous Saigon-style all-beef dinners of seven courses, brought to the table...
  • 'The Eaves of Heaven' by Andrew X. Pham

    'The Eaves of Heaven' by Andrew X. Pham
    The Eaves of Heaven A Life in Three Wars Andrew X. Pham Harmony Books: 302 pp., $24.95 Only its loss defines a golden age. Andrew X. Pham's story of Pham Van Thong, his father, is ostensibly one of devastation. A young Vietnamese loses his ancestral...
  • THE FIND: Xanh Bistro

    THE FIND: Xanh Bistro
    "Please don't call my cooking 'fusion,' " chef Haley Nguyen insists, as she assures me that the flavors of her food are those she grew up with in Vietnam. The jewel-like beauty of the dishes at Xanh Bistro near Westminster's Little Saigon and the au...
  • Bánh mì: Vietnamese street food with a French and SoCal twist

    Bánh mì: Vietnamese street food with a French and SoCal twist
    A baguette, still warm from the oven, its golden crust trellised with cracks. Sandwiched inside, a bright green thatch of cilantro and jalapeños, a tangle of pickled carrots and daikon, a smear of pâté. Loaded between that, maybe a layer of rich barbecued...
  • Making Good on a Promise to God

    Adrift in a rickety boat on the South China Sea, 10-year-old Bich Vu had gone nearly three weeks with no food and little water during his escape from Vietnam. Now a storm threatened to capsize the vessel and dump the boy and 125 fellow refugees into the...
  • Diocese of Orange, Archdiocese of Hanoi become 'sisters'

    Diocese of Orange, Archdiocese of Hanoi become 'sisters'
    The first time that Archbishop Joseph Kiet Ngo of Hanoi visited Orange County, he was struck by the energy and passion the Vietnamese community had brought to the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He met dozens of Vietnamese American priests,...
  • Fresh herbs at the center of Vietnamese cuisine

    Fresh herbs at the center of Vietnamese cuisine
    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...
  • Best bánh mì shops in Southern California

    Best bánh mì shops in Southern California
    Where to find bánh mì in SoCal Most real bánh mì lovers know about Lee's Sandwiches (leesandwiches.com)-- drive-through bánh mì! -- with 15 branches in Southern California and more in Northern California and the Southwest. (If you have a craving at 3...
  • Where newspapers thrive: Orange County's Little Saigon

    Where newspapers thrive: Orange County's Little Saigon
    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...
  • Exhibit reflects Camp Pendleton's role as refuge for Vietnamese

    Exhibit reflects Camp Pendleton's role as refuge for Vietnamese
    A few years ago, Faye Jonason received a call from a Vietnamese couple from Roseville, Calif., who asked if she had a photo of their wedding. The couple were married at one of the "tent cities" erected at Camp Pendleton that housed tens of thousands of...