Forty-eight years after the Fall of Sài Gòn, Vietnamese families still remember the emotional evacuation of their home country and journey to foreign lands.
10 Vietnamese street foods you’ve probably never heard of
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly When I travel to Việt Nam, the number one highlight for me is not even seeing family — it’s being able to sample dishes and food that I cannot get here in Seattle. And that’s not a knock on my family members — I love them. It’s more to […]
How I got on a motorbike, stared death in the face, and fell in deeper love with the motherland
A white bus with green decals cut in front of me — it was this pretty big and sleek-looking tour bus that carried Korean-looking people.
NEW FACE OF SCOTUS? — Potential court nominee Jacqueline Nguyen inspired by her family
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jacqueline Nguyen knows adversity.
She, her siblings, and their parents fled Vietnam, and the 10-year-old Nguyen spent her first days in the United States in 1975 in a refugee tent city at Camp Pendleton in California.
Limón reimagines his Korean War history in detective series
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Novelist Martin Limón lives quietly near Seattle. In his imagination, however, he’s often traveling to South Korea, where his series of military thrillers starring Sergeant George Sueño are set. The newest series title, “The Ville Rat,” set in the 1970s, follows Sueño and his trusty sidekick, Sergeant Ernie Bascom, […]
State cherry growers talk supply, demand, and industry challenges
By Mai Hoang Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Demand for Northwest cherries was strong last summer, but the supply wasn’t always there. While more than 19 million 20-pound boxes of Northwest cherries — most from Washington state — were shipped in 2015, a majority of the boxes were shipped in June as the hot […]
API leaders tackle local communities’ considerations and concerns at briefing
With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.
Iraqi refugees carve out new home in Alabama
By Casey Toner Al.com MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — On the run from a death threat, Ahmed Mohammed won’t look back. And why would he? The 39-year-old Iraqi refugee and his family — Sunni Muslims — have found a home in Mobile, Ala., after they spent four years without a country. Before they fled, Mohammed worked […]
BLOG: The many faces of Cambodia (Part 3)
Dispelling safety myths
“Is Cambodia safe?” Many readers asked me this after reading my first two blogs about my recent trip with my husband last November.
It is surprising that many have this misconception. While some may have concerns traveling to Cambodia, its tourism has actually increased 17 percent in 2013 and 7 percent last year. Just in Angkor, there are more than one million visitors every year.
Mmm … mochi! — A Japanese new year’s treat, a harbinger of good blessings, a choking hazard?
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you frequent Asian markets during the year, especially around special holidays, you are probably familiar with the colorful and interesting variety of mochi, an elastic cake that is Japanese in name but multi-national in guise. In Japan, mochi plays a pivotal role in Shogatsy (new year) celebrations. For […]
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