Vietnamese Community of New Orleans – Episode #80
Vietnamese Community of New Orleans
Did you know New Orleans is home to a thriving community of Vietnamese who fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon?
Listen to my discussion with Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen and learn all about how her family came to New Orleans, as well as the impact of the Vietnamese on New Orleans food and culture today.
We discuss the local celebration of Tet, an incredible fresh market, where to get great Vietnamese food in New Orleans, and a whole lot more!
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Councilwoman Nguyen represents District E in New Orleans. Her district is geographically large and ethnically diverse. If you enjoyed our discussion and want to keep up with the happenings in her district, follow the Councilwoman on her Facebook page.
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A big thanks to Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen for joining me today. I love her passion and enthusiasm, not only about her culture, but about improving New Orleans East and the Lower 9th Ward. I especially like her focus on opportunities for the residents in those communities.
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