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A Culinary Tour Of Little Vietnam


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Saigon Market, one of the Vietnamese markets in the Mills 50 district.

Think of Vietnamese food and chances are you’ll picture a steaming bowl of noodles, called pho. Orlando boasts some great pho restaurants, but as the Intersection team learned from food blogger Ricky Ly, there’s much more to Vietnamese food. Shopping and dining in the Mills 50 district offers a rich insight into the history and culture of Vietnam, and into the community here in Orlando. 90.7’s Intersection team caught up with Ricky Ly at a supermarket on Colonial Drive.

David Phan, owner of Tien Hung Market, one of the first Vietnamese markets in Mills 50.

Tien Hung Market, one of the first Vietnamese markets in Mills 50.


 

Vietnamese and Chinese inspired baked goods fill up the bakery case at Saigon Market.

Vietnamese and Chinese inspired baked goods fill up the bakery case at Saigon Market.

Yen Nguyen stands behind the counter of her Bahn Mi shop Nha Trang Subs.

Yen Nguyen stands behind the counter of her Bahn Mi shop Nha Trang Subs.

The house special at Nha Trang Subs.

The house special at Nha Trang Subs.

Ricky Ly and producer Brendan Byrne outside of Veggie Garden, a vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese restaurant.

Food blogger Ricky Ly and producer Brendan Byrne outside of Veggie Garden, a vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese restaurant.

Food blogger Ricky Ly snaps a photo of the house gumbo at King Cajun on Mills

Food blogger Ricky Ly snaps a photo of the house gumbo at King Cajun on Mills.

Louisiana inspired cajun food from King Cajun on Mills.

Louisiana inspired cajun food, including Po Boys and boiled crawfish, from King Cajun on Mills.

King Cajun owner Ha Nguyen brings out fresh Louisiana crawfish. She flies them in every morning.

King Cajun owner Ha Nguyen brings out fresh Louisiana crawfish. She flies them in every morning.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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