OneVietnam will be hosting our second Toast of the Town @ Le Colonial on Friday, March 18th. Come eat, drink, and mingle with us and the members of our community! RSVP here. This month, I had the privilege of visiting Le Colonial and got to sit down with Executive Chef Joseph Villanueva. Hidden on Cosmo Place near San Francisco's Union Square, Le Colonial is a definite … [Read more...] about Toast of the Town – Le Colonial
In our Lunar New Year greeting, VTP directed readers to one possible explanation of why other cultures celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, while Vietnam celebrates the Year of the Cat. Not satisfied with this explanation alone, Lana decided to fill readers in on the rest of the narrative. Happy Year of the Cat! No, sorry, I meant rabbit. Just kidding, cat it was. … [Read more...] about Mao or Meow: The Story Behind the Year of the Cat
“I’m afraid that my child won’t understand the culture (s)he came from.” This is one of the main concerns I’ve heard from parents since I started working with OneVietnam Network. We’re reaching the era of 2nd generation Vietnamese Americans—those who were born here and have never stepped foot in their homeland. I’ve always believed that the best way to experience culture is … [Read more...] about Giving Experience: Should the Vietnamese Diaspora Community take a page from Birthright Israel?
I am happy to announce that this will be the first post of our new monthly series: A Toast of the Town with ME, Lana Huyen! I will be visiting popular Asian restaurants and bars and sitting down with their chefs to give you a look at the genius behind the food (talk about the best assignment, ever). Join me in this adventure as we discover new and amazing places to … [Read more...] about Chef Chris Yeo Modernizes Asian Cuisine at SINO: A “Toast of the Town” with Lana Huyen
I’m a big fan of accents and I’m always more than slightly intrigued by how people can speak the same language in such different ways. It’s strange to me, a wonderful kind of strange. The truth is, however - I’ve never given much thought to the different accents of Vietnam. Not until a couple of months ago when, at the age of 23, I went to the orthodontist to get my … [Read more...] about Accent? What Accent?