When a quiet Asian girl finally finds her voice

10 years ago, a lot of things changed in my life. I was still adjusting to college. All my best high school friends had gone off to school elsewhere and left me to my devices in Fresno. I was in the midst of changing majors, saying goodbye to my parents’ aspirations for medical school forever.…

Growing Pains

They’re gonna need a bigger restaurant… a couple of them. Quan Nem Nihn Hoa (a.k.a. The Spring Roll Spot) on Stockton Blvd. is expanding outside of Sacramento. So, look out Elk Grove… and West Covina? Maybe now they’ll create more room for seating, or even room to stretch out your legs, ya know, for the…

Yang’s Noodles: Dumplings To Die For

Quite simply, one of the best things to eat at Yang’s Noodles are the dumplings. They’re hand-made from scratch, everything from the dough to the filling. There are four fillings to choose from; Chinese cabbage and pork; chive, shrimp and pork; celery and pork; and mixed vegetables. They’re moist, bursting with flavor and the dough…

More fish sauce, please.

You may have seen Coriander, a Vietnamese restaurant on the corner of Alhambra Blvd. and S St. in East Sacramento. It’s refined, sleek, modern and upscale. In other words — everything that I’m not used to seeing at an Asian restaurant. I wasn’t expecting to taste South Sacramento’s Stockton Boulevard at this restaurant. But I…