By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “It’s definitely bittersweet,” said Diane Le, of her family’s decision to close the Phnom Penh Noodle House on 660 South King Street. “Realizing that life is short and there’s so much time spent at the business. We just need to focus on our families.” A big part of that […]
By Assunta Ng Holiday gift givers often have misconceptions. They think that gifts have to be material or that they have to be valuable.
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By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 1975, after five years of civil unrest and increasing cruelty, the Khmer Rouge became the ruling party of Cambodia. <!–more–> Battambang, the city where Sam Ung was born and where his family lived, combusted on April 15. The Khmer Rouge launched missiles into the city center, and Ung, […]
By Assunta Ng Congratulations to Sam Ung, owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House, for his new business deal at CenturyLink Stadium. You can now sample his chicken wings at the concessions. Ung will be honored on Dec. 7 at the China Harbor Restaurant as one of the Top Contributors award dinner organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly […]
Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 17. Owner Sam Ung was surprised by a party thrown by his three daughters, who invited all of Ung’s long-time customers to dine at the restaurant and share their memories of Sam and the restaurant. The original restaurant opened on 412 Maynard Avenue South, now […]
Sam Ung, author of “I Survived the Killing Fields,” marked the one-year anniversary of his book’s publication on Tuesday, April 17, with a book reading at his restaurant, Phnom Phenh Noodle House.
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By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Sam (Seng) Ung and Thomas McElroy have known each other for 15 years. They were neighbors in the same South Seattle neighborhood. Ung introduced himself to McElroy’s dog in Chinese. McElroy knew then, as his dog listened patiently to Ung, that this would be a long-lasting friendship.
Celebrity chef Tom Douglas brought 38 students to Phnom Penh Noodle House last Thursday to learn Sam Ung’s fruit carving technique.