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  • Cruising Asia's modern miracles and ancient wonders aboard the Ocean Princess

    Cruising Asia's modern miracles and ancient wonders aboard the Ocean Princess
    On a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across...
  • Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha

    Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha
    As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
  • The April 12 sandwich: Saigon Sisters

    The April 12 sandwich: Saigon Sisters
    Day 6 of 30 sandwiches in 30 days. The VBQ An understated and flavorful bahn mi, Saigon Sisters' VBQ leaves a pleasant aftertaste of barbecued beef, Thai basil and jalapeno. The star of the show is a flaky, chewy French baguette, a supreme vessel for...
  • Trump farmers market opens today

    Trump farmers market opens today
    As I type this item Thursday morning, the first ever Trump Bridge to Bridge farmers market is setting up on the Riverwalk along Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 N. Wabash Ave.). But don't panic. You have all day to check it out as Bridge to...
  • Matt Eversman leaves Saigon Sisters to open new restaurant in late 2011

    Matt Eversman leaves Saigon Sisters to open new restaurant in late 2011
    Matt Eversman has gotten a lot of positive attention in his seven months as executive chef at Saigon Sisters. Reviews have been positive to glowing (read my smiley-face take on his cooking here), and he recently was named Time Out Chicago's "Breakout Chef...
  • Nhu Lan Saigon Subs takes over Cloud 9 spot and gets to keep the snow ice machine

    Nhu Lan Saigon Subs takes over Cloud 9 spot and gets to keep the snow ice machine
    For those of us who loved the unique and impossibly light Taiwanese snow ice served at Cloud 9 in Lakeview, the closing of the little shop was a big disappointment. That's why we were so pleased to see snow ice on offer at the new store opening at the...
  • Matt Eversman's Oon aiming for spring 2012 opening

    Matt Eversman's new restaurant won't open until early next year, so the When is a bit uncertain. But we have some information about the What and Where. Oon Chicago will be a Southeast Asian-style restaurant with contemporary American influences, says...
  • Dine like a Vietnamese emperor

    Dine like a Vietnamese emperor
    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...
  • Critic's Choice: Southeast Asian noodle restaurants

    Critic's Choice: Southeast Asian noodle restaurants
    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...
  • Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life

    Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life
    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...
  • The Find: Dat Thanh in Westminster

    The Find: Dat Thanh in Westminster
    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...
  • First Vietnamese American Bank of O.C.'s Little Saigon fails

     
    First Vietnamese American Bank has been shut down by state regulators, five years after opening in Orange County's Little Saigon neighborhood as the only U.S. community lender with a core clientele of Vietnamese immigrants. Under an agreement with the...