| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Oct 5, 2012
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom, his head covered with his trademark fedora. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics.
He lived simply, renting...
| Oct 15, 2012
Former King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, an unpredictable and crafty political survivor whose fortunes were entwined with U.S. military involvement in Indochina, died Monday of natural causes in Beijing, where he had undergone medical treatment,...
| Nov 3, 2012
Edwin Q. White
Saigon bureau chief for AP during Vietnam War
Edwin Q. White, 90, who as Associated Press bureau chief in Saigon during the 1960s was part of a fabled crew of journalists who covered the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Honolulu, the...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:22 PM
We present Tribune Newspapers' Geography Challenge, timed to coincide with the National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17. Many questions come from this year's National Geographic Bee (nationalgeographic.com/geobee), sponsored...
| Aug 29, 2012
Of the foreign journalists who had been alerted to a shocking political protest against South Vietnam's U.S.-supported government, only one — Malcolm Browne of the Associated Press — arrived in June 1963 to document it.
His photos of Buddhist...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter.
People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Savory Chicken Nuggets
1 ½ cups toasted O’s cereal
1 ½ cups corn flakes
½ teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ancho chili pepper
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:46 PM
With its stylized olive-and-black façade and the silhouette of a lone woman in a wide hat standing in the midst of white lettering, Mama Hong's Vietnamese Kitchen stands out on Burbank's San Fernando Boulevard.
Inside, spare décor and clean lines...
| Apr 14, 2012
Before he was the man who sold a Wyoming town, Don Sammons was a Newport Beach local looking for a country escape where he and his wife could start a family.
Sammons, 61, remembers Newport less for its reputation as an affluent community and more for...
| Jan 28, 2013
Pham Duy, Vietnam's most prolific songwriter, who captured the strength of his people through years of turbulence and composed dozens of tunes after settling in California, died Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 91.
His death was confirmed by his...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:50 AM
I wanted a bowl of soup. Day 17 of the never-ending cold everyone's had, and I needed pho. Like the big, steaming bowls of spice-scented broth filled with long rice noodles and topped with fresh herbs that I used to slurp 30 years ago at a restaurant...