Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam

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2019/02/16 13:02:42 (permalink)

Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam

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    Root-Beer Man
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/16 14:27:05 (permalink)
    Vietnamese food is one of the few cuisines I will will step out of my usual routine for in NOLA. One of the few locales in the US where I can be assured it is done right and with great ingredients and care. Some of those prices on that menu you showed seem a bit high to me, given their availability at a cheaper price in other parts of the city. Fair food, go figure!
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/16 20:10:07 (permalink)
    Yes. That menu was on the high side. Like I mentioned in the piece the other vendors had better prices. I spent $10 and left full as a tick.
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/23 10:52:41 (permalink)
    We have a few good Vietnamese places in Worcester. A former favorite made us unwelcome last time we were there, by speaking to us and the other customers only in vietnamese, and then delivering crappy food. We had always left good tips, and always been respectful (in MY opinion, maybe not theirs?). They are still in business, without my trade, so maybe selling only to the ethnic trade has worked for them. 
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/23 12:37:25 (permalink)
    If you ever get down to New Orleans you'll have dozens of Vietnamese dining options. The best ones out in Little Vietnam don't have English menus but they're happy to help the monolingual Americans via point and shoot method.
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/23 13:51:13 (permalink)
    scrumptiouschef
    If you ever get down to New Orleans you'll have dozens of Vietnamese dining options. The best ones out in Little Vietnam don't have English menus but they're happy to help the monolingual Americans via point and shoot method.


    ^^This! NOLA has a good Vietnamese scene. For that matter, you can find really good Vietnamese cuisine all over the Gulf Coast region, along the Texas coast through the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Coast has a significant Viet population and it's led to some really good restaurants in the region!
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/23 16:19:57 (permalink)
    Yes. Our region has a huge Vietnamese diaspora and many of the people work in the seafood industry. The Croatians controlled the oyster businesses for years til the mid-70s but their share diminished when the Vietnamese arrived.
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/24 15:34:24 (permalink)
    I went to a Tet Festival also. While this was my first on in Boise, I've spent a lot of time on Orange County California's Little Saigon, so I know the food well. Of course, it is the Year of the Pig. 
    They had all sorts of interesting things, first the Dragon Parade in the parking lot. 

    Then they had entertainment inside the huge supermarket followed by music and then food. 
     

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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/24 15:38:32 (permalink)
     
    It was so cool, even had some firecrackers outside.
     
     

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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/24 19:37:31 (permalink)
    That looks like a blast. The lion dancers performed here in New Orleans too but I missed them.
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/24 19:45:52 (permalink)
    Wow....a photo moment if there ever was one
     
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    Re: Field Report: Tet Festival in Little Vietnam 2019/02/25 17:55:46 (permalink)
    It was a pretty amazing afternoon, I can't believe some of the jumps the lion dancers actually did from step to step!
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