| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2013
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam's richly complex gift to the world.
Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and punny tee shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in Vietnam and at...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2012
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested a month ago upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, reportedly charged with terrorist acts linked to Viet Tan, a banned party pushing for democracy in the Communist country. The group says that the charges are fabricated and has...
| Oct 7, 2010
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...
| Jan 26, 2012
Southern California's one big bowl of noodles for anyone who loves Southeast Asia's many incarnations. And we're not just talking about pho and pad Thai. Look to the Central Vietnamese restaurants of Westminster for your fix of mi quang, neon-yellow...
| 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 27, 2011
It's just before the dinner rush at Huong Giang, a central Vietnamese restaurant in Westminster's Little Saigon, and dozens of dim-sum-like dishes obscure our tabletop. Chopsticks eagerly reach for fat little shrimp-filled dumplings and impossibly...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Prominent Los Angeles property brokerage Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. has been bought by Avison Young, Canada’s largest independent commercial real estate services company....