Hosted ByKim Vu

From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians. Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food. A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.

VietNOLA – Going for Gold – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans

In her new book Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City, Allison Truitt covers everything from gold shops to temples. A Caucasian woman fluent in Vietnamese, Truitt spent 10 years in Vietnam and New Orleans researching her book and raising bi-racial children.