Little Saigon is the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam and who better to give us a culinary tour than Chef Hayley Nguyen, owner of Xanh Bistro in Fountain Valley, California.
From the beautiful colors, flavors and varieties of the fresh fruits, vegetables and fish at the market, her knowledge includes not only what the best ingredients are but the history behind them and how they’re best prepared. After learning to cook at her mother & grandmother’s side at the tender age of 10, she immigrated to the United States where her passion for food and cooking led her to culinary school in 1994. Since then she’s become one of Orange County’s best ‘Ambassadors to Little Saigon;” conducting Asian market tours, a variety of cooking classes and even culinary tours to Southeast Asia.
After shopping the finest ingredients, Chef Haley took us into the Xanh Bistro kitchen where we learned the delicate art of making spring rolls.