For those who attended the Vietnamese – American history class and for all OLLI Members, more information and discount play information from the presenter:
Dr. Thuy Vo Dang, Ph.D.
Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center
UCI Libraries Special Collections & Archives
P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623
New book: Vietnamese in Orange County
For more information on line here are some links:
UCI Libraries Southeast Asian Archive (SEAA) links:
- Official Website: http://seaa.lib.uci.edu/
- View digital content from our collections here: http://seaadoc.lib.uci.edu/
- Vietnamese American Oral History Project: http://ucispace.lib.uci.edu/handle/10575/1614
- SEAA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OCSEAA
Discount offer to see a play about the Vietnamese Immigrant experience in the USA at Southcoast Repertory. Dr. Vo Dang was instrumental in creation and production of this fascinating play.
Additional information about restaurants and events involved with the Vietnamese community in Orange County:
Restaurants – some of Dr. Vo Dang’s favorites:
Brodard Restaurant 9892 Westminster Ave Garden Grove, CA 92844 *home of the pork spring rolls (nem nuong cuon).
Brodard Chateau 9100 Trask Ave Garden Grove, CA 92844 *owned by the same family as Brodard, this restaurant is more upscale and features a full bar.
Pho 79 (inside the Asian Garden Mall) the one at this location outside the mall is good too: 9941 Hazard Ave Garden Grove, CA 92844 *the beef noodle soup is excellent there.
Pho Quang Trung (directly across the street from the Asian Garden Mall) 9211 Bolsa Ave Westminster, CA 92683 *the noodle soups and most other items on the menu are terrific.
Hong An Restaurant 9862 Westminster Ave Garden Grove, CA 92844 *for their “7 courses of beef” experience where you roll everything in rice paper and dip!
Bo De Tinh Tam Chay 15352 Beach Blvd Westminster, CA 92683 *all vegetarian food, lots of vegan options too
Ngu Binh Restaurant 14072 Magnolia St Westminster, CA 92683 *known for their dishes from Central Vietnam – SPICY!
Banh Cuon Tay Ho 2 9242 Bolsa Ave Westminster, CA 92683 *go here if you want the rolled rice noodle dish from North Vietnam
Seafood Cove 8547 Westminster Ave Garden Grove, CA 92844 OR 9211 Bolsa Ave Westminster, CA 92683 *for dim sum, family-style Chinese Vietnamese meals
Tai Buu Paris 9684 Westminster Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92844 *for French-Vietnamese cuisine – they make a great steak at a very reasonable price
7 Leaves Cafe 15556 Brookhurst St Westminster, CA 92683 *my go-to coffee and tea place
Thach Che Hien Khanh 9639 Bolsa Ave Westminster, CA 92683 *when you are ready to try some excellent Vietnamese desserts, called “che.” This is for pick up only. You won’t have space to sit here.
Snow Station 9938 Bolsa Ave Westminster, CA 92683 *the best “snow” dessert in my humble opinion And because someone asked about Korean food in the Korean District not too far from Little Saigon, here are two places to consider:
Cham Sut Gol 9252 Garden Grove Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92844
Incheonwon BBQ House 13321 Brookhurst St Garden Grove, CA 92843
************** Events to look out for: * Flower Festival/Market in front of the Asian Garden Mall – in January * Night Market in front of the Asian Garden Mall – from June to August on Fridays & Saturdays 7PM – Midnight & Sundays 7PM – 11PM * Viet Film Fest (every April). http://www.vietfilmfest.com/
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