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Bronx Eats: Revisiting Vietnamese in Bedford Park

Reading through last week's New York Diet by Ivan Orkin, I was surprised when I came across his casual mention of "a Vietnamese restaurant on Jerome Avenue." Not because of the location, but because my meals at the restaurant, recognizable as Com Tam Ninh Kieu, have been unanimously unimpressive. Still, his positive reference made me wonder, have I been I missing something? I returned to the restaurant to find out. More

Bronx Eats: Celebrating the Cambodian Buddhist New Year at Wat Jotanaram in Bedford Park

At a time of year more synonymous with chocolate bunnies and egg hunts, one Bronx congregation gathered to celebrate a different holiday. Home to some 2,000 Cambodians, the borough boasts one of only two Khmer Buddhist Temples in the city: Wat Jotanaram. The temple, a two-family house tucked into a hill in residential Bedford Park, played host to the community's three-day celebration of their traditional Cambodian Buddhist New Year. Blessing and alms preceded a backyard gathering of grilling, fish sauce, and conversation. More

Bronx Eats: Sticky Rice Desserts from Phnom Penh-Nha Trang, Jerome Avenue

For all of the city's diversity, the block just south of the Kingsbridge Road station may be the only one in New York where you can find your fufu flour and pho just steps apart. A well-documented but marginal Vietnamese and Cambodian community settled into the surrounding area, giving birth to a culinary scene that briefly captured intrepid New Yorkers' foodie dreams. More

Video: Cambodian Refugees and the American Doughnut Dream

Anyone who's been to doughnut shops in Southern California may notice how many of them are owned by Cambodians. After fleeing the killing fields of the Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, many Cambodian refugees ended up in SoCal and though an interesting set of circumstances, got into the dough-frying biz. In this video, we meet a family who owns a shop in the Los Angeles area. More

Where to Find Cambodian Food in Providence, Rhode Island

The Cambodian population in Providence began to grow during the reign and eventual fall of the Khmer Rouge, in the late 1970s. It's now a substantial immigrant group with more than 10,000 people. The cuisine relies heavily on rice as well as familiar Asian flavors like soy sauce, lemongrass, tamarind, ginger, and coconut milk. Fish is also a staple, though Westerners don't always get behind the fermented and salted preparations. There are two popular Cambodian restaurants in Providence: Angkor and Apsara Palace. I dropped by both to see what authentic Cambodian food is all about. More

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