The Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine and Culture in Southern California's Little Saigon
The beauty of the "dining scene" in LA isn't the handful of "starred" restaurants fronted by celebrity chefs. Those are much better had in cities like Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. No, the beauty of the LA dining scene is really the patchwork of neighborhoods that, when taken from a food perspective, are really defined by ethnic cuisines. East LA is Mexican. Further East is Chinese. There are pockets of Japanese in downtown and West LA. For Vietnamese food, LA has Little Saigon in the Garden Grove and Westminster area. Ann Le has put together a cookbook that is based out of this region of LA.
WHEN I have time to cook again, I want this!