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“Big Vietnamese area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Saigon

Little Saigon
Westminster, CA
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Dallas
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“Big Vietnamese area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Lots of Vietnamese shopping and merchants. Many foot massage places offering incredible 15.00 per hour foot and body massage. I will be back.

Visited August 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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“A piece of Vietnamese culture in your backyard.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My mom lives in the area and it can get crowded on the weekends. There are extremely good eating options for Asian food at very reasonable prices. Tet time is when it's most fun with all the flowers, fruits and people out.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Dig deeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

On the surface, you see a bunch (sorry, and BUNCH) of Vietnamese stores. Put just a little effort into it, and you find out that it's the largest concentration of Vietnamese people outside of Vietnam, most of whom hail from the southern part of the country (please tell me you took history and know why that is? Hint... 1975 and beyond).

But I encourage you to look beyond the surface and get to know the people... everyone has a story there, and it's worth it to strike up a conversation with random people you may meet.

But this is TA of course, so forget the lesson in history and culture... this area is a foodie's dream, in both eateries and products you are hard-pressed to find in typical markets. Feel free to walk the shopping centers, you might find some hidden gems.

Visited May 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Average visual appeal, but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I give an average to very good, because overall the visual impression is not any better than the majority of your typical strip mall or shopping center just with more signs in Vietnamese or Chinese language - But don't judge a book by it's cover.
If you take the time to dig a bit deeper you find an amazing variety of stores which offer authentic products from Asia and if you're a foodie like me, you'll definitely will appreciate shopping for fresh fish, seafood and any ingredient you might like to add to it in one of the many super markets.
My favorite is the big one on the corner of McFadden Ave and Beach Blvd.

Visited May 2013
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Irvine, California
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“My home town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Can find almost everything you want to know about Vietnamese in this town. Highly competitive from supermarket to barber shop means more $ stay in your pocket. Can't pass on a good noodle soup called 'Pho'

Visited May 2013
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