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Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

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The Little Saigon Cookbook is arranged in chapters that each highlight a cultural point or attraction of Little Saigon. All are based around Bolsa Avenue, the community’s lifeline. Along the way, your culinary tour of Little Saigon will bring you fresh-baked treats from the bakeries; crunchy, tangy chicken and cabbage salad made from fresh ingredients found at the Asian markets; picture-perfect arrangements of vermicelli noodles with grilled lemongrass beef from the Asian Garden Mall; vegetarian delights from a Buddhist temple; perfectly braised pork in a caramel sauce served at Tet, the Vietnamese New Year; grilled beef with lemon-grass and garlic from a wedding reception’s lazy Susan; iced Vietnamese coffee from the local coffeehouse; and that famous meal-in-a-bowl, the pho soup served in noodle houses.