Little Saigon Market & Market Place
Westminster, Orange County California , U.S.A.
A Neighborhood in Orange County
To Market To Market
Guide to Little Saigon, a Westminster neighborhood, in SoCal. Orange County, that spans three square miles but flows beyond to neighboring communities, including Fountain Valley. The neighborhood of Little Saigon has a variety of traditional Vietnamese vendors, including markets, bakeries, and restaurants.
Food Style: French Vietnamese Fusion
To Market, to market. Be a seeker, find your favorite fresh food products, seafood and vegetables. Pick-up dried products and your favorite traditional Vietnamese medicine, fresh and packaged products.
To Market To Market-Little Saigon-Orange County Califorinia Dong Plaza-photo credit Diana Serafini serafiniamelia.me
A Dong Supermarket.
The Market: Tanks of fish, boxes of sweet tamarinds, and 40-plus types of noodles in a bustling Asian market. Hours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. WHERE: 9221 Bolsa Ave,.Westminster, CA 92683-5500; 714/657-7456.
Plaza Mall– Check out this supermarket and the plaza, it is full of Asian shops and a, busy, Vietnamese restaurant.
Make a Lunch Date: Enjoy a leisurely sit down meal or grab a Vietnamese styled ice coffee, with sweet cream, and a French styled croissant. Note: During peek hours expect a wait at popular area restaurants. For a effortless lunch date, call ahead, plan for a wait, bring along a line holder and slip into a nearby shop.
Asian Garden Mall (Phuc Loc Tho)
9200 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683-5500 ; 714/897-9926
The mall is a two story open mall that is filled with an abundant amount of diverse Asian shops, selling wares including clothes, home goods, numerous jewelry stores, a medicine shop, and a large food court that features traditional Asian food.
Food Story-Vietnamese Goodies
- Vietnamesse-Ice coffee
- Baked goods
- Summer Spring Rolls
- Four Seasons Spring Rolls
- Banh mi- ( hoagie type sub) This baguette sandwich filled with greens and a choice of fillings, including paté and freshly made omelette, is so good it’s been imitated around the world.
Asian Garden Mall
Featured Shop: Traditional Vietnamese Medicine or Thuoc Nam (Southern Medicine)
Vietnamese Medicine Shop- PHUOC
A Dong Supermarket: 9221 Bolsa Ave.; 714/657-7456.
Shop Here and There
Shop, A Dong Supermarket is great, include little specialty shops in the same plaza may exceed your expectations. Before you go make a shopping list. Stock up on your favorite authentic Vietnamese staples.
Vietnamese Grocery List-Pantry Staples
- Broken rice. By-product of processing rice; stickier and softer than whole-grain.
- Litchi, a fruit native to China.
- Fresh Herbs, Mint.
- Oolong tea. Falls between black and green tea, flavor-wise.
- Favorite brand of, Chicory Style Coffee
- Shiso (perilla). Aromatic, notch-edged herb; is red or green.
- Greens: Thai basil.
- Vegetarian “oyster” sauce.
- Vietnamese fish sauce.
- Spiracha Hot Sauce ( Rooster label ).
- pickled leeks.
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