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.

All Episodes

VietNOLA – Fish Sauce Cures All – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans

Chefs David Whitmore and An Vu-Whitmore blog about food and ancient family fish sauce secrets passed down from An’s mom, who knows everything from how to spice up spaghetti,...

VietNOLA – Versailles is Vietnamese – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans

The giggly Tap Bui, Deputy Director of Mary Queen of Vietnam CDC talks about the rebuilding efforts in the “Versailles” community of New Orleans East. Also Kim and Tap...

VietNOLA – Blind Acupuncture – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans

NOLA acupuncturist Quang Huynh teaches acupuncture to blind people in Vietnam. Here at home he cures co-host Al Tharp’s knee pain. Oh, and he also helped the Saints win...

VietNOLA – Stay Alive – Head East – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans

Tulane Public Health Professor Mark Vanlandingham’s lifelong study of New Orleans’ Vietnamese community has surprising findings – and some eye-opening anecdotes.