Haley Nguyen

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Five Things Downtown Santa Ana Needs

    I find myself in downtown SanTana more and more these days, whether it's buying clothes at Fallas-Paredes or having a drink at the Little Sparrow, and I love it. I love that it's a place that's still got one foot in its traditions and the other in its future. But from a food and drink perspective, t ... More >>

  • Food

    October 25, 2012

    Ennar Calasian Grill Puts Japan in Little Saigon

    The new izakaya takes over Xanh Bistro's old space

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Haley Nguyen of Xanh Bistro to Pop Up This Sunday, June 24, at Mesa

    It was a sad day when Xanh Bistro, a date-friendly Vietnamese restaurant with a cursed location, closed. Xanh was a place where you could take people who might be afraid of the brusque service and untranslated menus of Little Saigon, where the flavor punches were never pulled in the name of accessib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Xanh Bistro to Seek New Location

    ​Xanh Bistro is the perfect introduction to Vietnamese food for people who are scared of Little Saigon and its brusque holes in the wall: it serves excellent, home-style food like grilled or stewed fish, plenty of vegetables, and great small plates in a warm, well-designed environment. The service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Ten Great Vietnamese Restaurants in Orange County

    ​Pity the other publications in the stable o' stallions that is Village Voice Media, because they have to come up with a list like this, too--and they don't have Little Saigon sitting smack dab in the middle of their publication area. How do we choose from the hundreds--yes, multiple hundreds--of ... More >>

  • Food

    October 14, 2010

    Culinary Badass, Cosmo Drinker

    [Best of OC 2010] Haley Nguyen's 10 OC Survival Tips

  • Food

    February 4, 2010

    Haley Nguyen's X Factor

    Thanks to the chef's personal touch, you can believe the hype about Xanh Bistro

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​ Gustavo scores some seriously spicy salsa, pits IKEA's 99-Cent breakfast against McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast, and recaps a PR fiasco for Ferrell's Ice Cream Parlour.Edwin has some reservations about the recent purchase of the Travel Channel by the Food Network, says sayonara to Beard Papa's resi ... More >>