Day Trip, L.A.,SoCal, Little Saigon Market & Asian Garden Mall- Orange County, Westminster, CA.

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

Grocery Market

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

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 

  • Pho
  • 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

Vietnamese 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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