1. What foods is the Los Angeles area known for?
2. What are some of the different neighborhoods foodies should explore?
- Downtown Los Angeles: A historical gem that’s quickly developing into a cultural and culinary hot spot
- Thai Town: the only one in the United States
- Little Tokyo: a culturally rich neighborhood reflective of Japanese history, culture, and cuisine
- Sawtelle/Westside: also known as Little Osaka and close to my alma mater, UCLA.
3. What can people expect on your food tours?
A local tour guide will share intriguing history, fun stories, and traditions about the area and cuisine while guests enjoy generous samples of high-quality food.
Chefs and restaurant staff may also make special appearances.
4. You are proud new parents. Do you have any tips or recommendations for foodies traveling to Los Angeles with families?
Since my daughter loves Vietnamese and Asian food, I tend to explore charming eateries with traditional comfort food.
5. You grew up on your parents’ Vietnamese cooking. Where do you go for great Vietnamese food in Los Angeles?
San Gabriel Valley, which is about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown. Here, you can find delicious and affordable Pho, banh mi, rice dishes, and other Vietnamese dishes.
Guests who visit Disneyland are in luck. That’s where Little Saigon is located, so you can get tons of authentic options there!