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View Poll Results: Best Little Saigon in USA
Arlington (Virginia) 1 2.78%
Chicago 6 16.67%
Houston 6 16.67%
Orange County, CA 12 33.33%
Philly 3 8.33%
NYC 1 2.78%
San Diego 1 2.78%
San Francisco 2 5.56%
San Jose 2 5.56%
Seattle 2 5.56%
Tacoma 0 0%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-09-2021, 04:03 PM
 
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I was thinking of Seattle. I’m thought that I recalled that someone mentioned in another thread that Seattle has a very large south Asian population with no significant ethnic enclaves.
Them too
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:33 PM
 
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You didnt put Fields Corner on here?... *side eye*

Probably the biggest East Coast Vietnamese population outside of Philly.

Dorchester has always been totally off my radar screen. I used to work a lot in the upper 495 belt so I'm very familiar with Cambodian in Lowell since it was a frequent lunch option. I'm in 0% Asian country in West Portugal with nothing but bad strip mall Chinese. What's the best place in Fields Corner for pho? For me, that's always been business trip food. I make the drive for Dim Sum, or did pre-COVID. What's the best place and is there parking?
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Dorchester has always been totally off my radar screen. I used to work a lot in the upper 495 belt so I'm very familiar with Cambodian in Lowell since it was a frequent lunch option. I'm in 0% Asian country in West Portugal with nothing but bad strip mall Chinese. What's the best place in Fields Corner for pho? For me, that's always been business trip food. I make the drive for Dim Sum, or did pre-COVID. What's the best place and is there parking?
Multiple places just search “pho Dorchester” I couldn’t tell you the best place. I’ve only had pho there once, normally I just ducked into a place to get Banh Mi or Bubble Tea.
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Old 04-09-2021, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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My initial thought was that the best Little Saigon would have the most and nicest Vietnamese amenities. I only said that I could be wrong about that in deference to your defense of the population statistics as being a good resource. Personally I was hoping to get more out of this thread than posting population statistics and telling people to google but that’s just one mans opinion.

Chinatown in DTLA has a few Vietnamese restaurants as well. And little Saigon in OC has lots of Chinese restaurants. I’ve been told that there’s a very large Chinese community in Saigon so that makes sense.
And you got more out of this thread than that. Look at my posts.
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Old 04-09-2021, 05:16 PM
 
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Boston’s Viet town from those videos remind me of Houston’s Koreatown minus the urban density.
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Boston’s Viet town from those videos remind me of Houston’s Koreatown minus the urban density.
Do you have video or street view for Houstons Koreatown? All im seeing are areas that arent as dense as Fields Corner. Dorchesters population density is about 18,500 ppsqmi.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3033...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3040...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3062...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3032...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3022...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3002...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3116...7i16384!8i8192
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:32 PM
 
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Yeah it’s not that dense. But denser K-Town, H-Town. I’ll see if there’s a video. If not, I’ll upload some footage I’ve taken. The store fronts are mostly of what reminded me
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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And you got more out of this thread than that. Look at my posts.
You posted a few videos and many of them were in Vietnamese. One was something happening at a park that had less than 100 people. Another was 22 minutes of somebody driving to a small Vietnamese strip mall, ordering food, and leaving. And again it was in Vietnamese and that was after skipping to 3:45. You have a link to a website for little Saigon that takes work to read through and doesn't tell me much about the area.

Honestly your information requires a lot of effort on our part and I think that you either didn't watch the videos or maybe you are just messing with us. I feel like an idiot for looking through most of that.
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Residential uildings built by Vietnamese Community Developers in Fields Corner during the 2000s/2010s:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3006...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2997...7i16384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2997...7i16384!8i8192

Vietnamese Buddhist Center in Fields Corner:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2989...7i16384!8i8192
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yeah it’s not that dense. But denser K-Town, H-Town. I’ll see if there’s a video. If not, I’ll upload some footage I’ve taken. The store fronts are mostly of what reminded me
Its a mix of storefronts, its a fairly large area of influence. Most of them are in prewar small buildings and there are few post-war strip malls. But some of them are in-ground floors of triple deckers or new infill

A good deal of the business in the area is industrial or wholesale too so not as visible, but still Vietnamese or employin many Viets.
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