Want to know where to find good Vietnamese food? Look on a map and check Census data. That’s how you find the Little Saigon enclaves. I used to have to piece the information together but today, I found an amazing resource from the Orange County Register, a newspaper in Southern California, home of the largest population of Viet-Americans.
According to reporter Jim Hinch, the newspaper is running a series on how Orange County influences other areas of the country and world. Hinch interviewed me for his story on Little Saigons in America. Today he emailed to say that it been posted online. “OC’s Little Saigon? Nothing little about it” contains great insights on the complex nature of the Vietnamese American community, the push and pull between Vietnam and expatriates populations abroad. This isn’t anything new, but the OC Register has done an excellent job in presenting information about Vietnamese people. Major newspapers have featured Little Saigon enclaves but the OC has the granddaddy of them all. Thus, the Register has a strong understanding of and commitment to Vietnamese-Americans.