Vietnamese Cajun is the Unsung Food Hero of New Orleans | Supported by Marriott Bonvoy


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  • Ryan Blac
    Ryan Blac  15 hours back

    This is an ad. You just watched a 9:10 ad. They are getting smarter at product placement smh

    • Anony mous
      Anony mous  2 days back

      Louisiana has the best food in America, the people are so nice. Tell me Oysters Rockefeller isn't one of the best dishes you've ever had

      • Samuel Chapoton
        Samuel Chapoton  2 days back

        Although nola is known for its vietnamese culture outside the city, all the locals have favorite vietnamese restaurants

        • Michael Gilmore
          Michael Gilmore  2 days back

          I thought the Cajuns were still fighting asians for fishing rights in Louisiana

          • Huy Nguyen
            Huy Nguyen  4 days back

            vietnamese farmers market is legit, cuz u know they grew it in their backyard. They aint got money for farms or getting it from wholelsaler to resell it.

            • Mr Ed
              Mr Ed  6 days back

              Wow that cousin girl is nice!

              • GrizzlyXPanda
                GrizzlyXPanda  1 weeks back

                Wow that’s insane I used to live on that street where the lady was farming its right across from the church

                • Bobby
                  Bobby  2 weeks back

                  2019 “Respect and dignity.” Furthermore: (Monaco!!) 👀👀🔥🔥🇲🇨🇲🇨💯 • “human rights” 🇲🇨👀🔥🔥🇲🇨🇲🇨🇵🇱💯💯💯 • “Respect and dignity, 2019?”

                  • Kexin
                    Kexin  2 weeks back

                    God damn. I need that shrimp encrusted banh mi here in CA. The kind we have here are basic AF.

                    • Vegan Traveler
                      Vegan Traveler  2 weeks back

                      Lots of good pho shops in New Orleans too. Not just bahn mi.............

                      • Samuel Kirkpatrick
                        Samuel Kirkpatrick  2 weeks back

                        Viet Cajun is more of a Houston thing isn't it?

                        • Katherine Uribe
                          Katherine Uribe  2 weeks back

                          I love Asian cultures. Many are very old, rich in history. And I love Chinese food, in all of it's various forms! Yummm

                          • JT Stonewall Aggie Class of 2004

                            I'm a Coonass (slang term for a Cajun) and in a standard sized crawfish pot I get it up to a rolling boil drop in about 1 lb. of butter flavored Crisco, 8 oz. of Zatarain's liquid concentrated shrimp & crab boil seasoning, about 1/2 cup of a seasoning salt I blend (I got the recipe from my dad....he was friends with Tony Chachere from back in the day when my dad was always at oil & gas company cookouts in the 1960s & 1970s and Tony would have people at his hunting/fishing camp on in the Atchafalaya Basin near Opelousas....Tony would always say, "I'm gonna make y'all cry, this is so good"....well, after my dad had gotten his own blend down at a cookout he was doing for his company, Tony came up to him and said, "You made me cry with your blend tonight". He told my dad that he should market it. This was reiterated by countless people over the years. However, it was just always something we had to use, and it was just a hobby for dad. The most we did was give bottles to people for gifts and such, but my dad was a finance/accounting exec in the energy field (oil & gas), and he's a workaholic (he still goes to work at 0500 and according to my mom when we're on the phone, he still doesn't get home until 1730 on average, and he is in his early 80's). We never took family vacations because he never took time off, so needless to say he never ventured into the spice trade, professionally. There are a few restaurants where the exec. chef uses it, as they learned about it, tried it and asked if they could buy some. Dad just gives them as much as they want/need for free. I digress - So, standard size crawfish (seafood) boiling pot, get water to heavy rolling boil, add 1 lb. of butter flavored Crisco, 8 oz. of Zatarain's liquid concentrate shrimp and crab boil seasoning. Then I start my potatoes, at the right time add my corn (and my lil' pièce de résistance is that I also boil artichokes...a little something I picked up from a college buddy of mine years back when I was doing a boil for a friend's law school classmates while I was a bit younger and still doing my undergrad), then I add my crawfish which I've purged in saltwater several times until the water stays clear, when each batch is done I spread it out over a table with paper spread out and then throw on a liberal amount of my dad's seasoning salt, and keep cooking until I have enough to put in coolers to stay warm for more people showing up later and if lucky, still have enough to take home and take the tails off to freeze so I can make some étouffée, jambalaya, or thaw it out and fry some up for Po Boy's if I also have good oysters I can fry (But, I haven't had fried food since my mid twenties, so it's been about 20 years since I've eaten anything fried....but, I love to entertain). 

                            On topic with the video, I really like the fusion of Cajun and Vietnamese food. I had a girlfriend in college who introduced me to Pho (and I could see the French influence as it was a stew of a bunch of stew, just without a roux for a base, no okra, and instead of rice their are noodles). I also saw the Bánh mì on the menu and saw that it was served on a Crusty French Bread loaf and had a lot more vegetables, but was influenced by the French colonial background of the Vietnamese cuisine. So, I've played around with some fusion dishes and I like to keep in shape and eat healthy so it allows me to have a bit of the guilty pleasure Cajun food I loved as a boy/young man, but is still healthy for my almost middle aged body to enjoy, digest well, and not interfere with my exercise routine, etc.

                            Next time I go to New Orleans, maybe I'll go to Carnival this year the week before Lundi Gras & Mardi Gras.

                            • just a guy
                              just a guy  2 weeks back

                              nhu 😍

                              • Sherry Osinga
                                Sherry Osinga  2 weeks back

                                A Viet w/ a Cajun accent. Priceless❣️

                                • Ryan Norton
                                  Ryan Norton  2 weeks back

                                  I love my city and I miss my city

                                  • netdog713
                                    netdog713  3 weeks back

                                    Why did you leave Saigon Slim's out? 0_o

                                    • Howard Quan
                                      Howard Quan  3 weeks back

                                      Immigrants like this, going to America, that create jobs by building businesses and providing "urban farming" to drive sustainable living; adds so much value to the economy. Everyone in this community should be so proud.

                                      • Caly H
                                        Caly H  3 weeks back

                                        NOLA just keeps getting better and better with the food scene and cultural heritage.

                                        • Charles Boquet
                                          Charles Boquet  3 weeks back

                                          Ya ya people are great. But who used your people? Knowing that your output could be harnessed for their greed. Good talk slave boy. We live in too complex of a world for you to understand we don't eat food from the streets. Unless of course you're one of those paraders who'll pick a chocolate puke covered candy from the road and eat it.

                                          • pimpiniseasy
                                            pimpiniseasy  3 weeks back

                                            😴😴Give credit to the real founders

                                            • Kyle Hill
                                              Kyle Hill  3 weeks back

                                              its so cool to hear my accent on a youtube channel that covers all over the world

                                              • 4RealKev
                                                4RealKev  3 weeks back

                                                They growing plants but its new orleans were it floods

                                                • Steven Morrison
                                                  Steven Morrison  3 weeks back

                                                  Them viets had it up and running quick after Katrina ,shit I make that drive out there for them bahs every other day

                                                  • 4RealKev
                                                    4RealKev  3 weeks back

                                                    She fine

                                                    • cayogator
                                                      cayogator  3 weeks back

                                                      when they first moved in, they were stealing dogs.......till a few of em started dissapearing

                                                      • Ajisen Ramen
                                                        Ajisen Ramen  3 weeks back

                                                        This is awesome 😁👍 cultural diversity at its best...blessed are those hands
                                                        Who give us Great food

                                                        • Convicted not Convinced

                                                          I've had this food before its the bomb.

                                                          • Megan Nguyen
                                                            Megan Nguyen  3 weeks back

                                                            Omg I love big ez it's so nice to see them here!

                                                            • HungLa817
                                                              HungLa817  3 weeks back

                                                              I’m going to big EZ just to see the cousin... it’s a rarity to see girl throw down some crawfish like that... oh yeah she’s hot too! Lol

                                                              • Human Being
                                                                Human Being  3 weeks back

                                                                This community is amazing, pulling themselves up after Hurricane Katrina with no help from the city or state. The city placed a hazardous waste dump right next to them and still they persevered. The mayor of NO at the time refused to go to the celebration of the hurricane recovery. These are the models for the immigrants the US needs and wants.

                                                                • Eleazar
                                                                  Eleazar  3 weeks back

                                                                  That guy from Big Ez is an ass

                                                                  • Cameron Franklin
                                                                    Cameron Franklin  3 weeks back

                                                                    Love it

                                                                    • thomas nguyen
                                                                      thomas nguyen  3 weeks back

                                                                      All fax no printer

                                                                      • William Ayala
                                                                        William Ayala  3 weeks back

                                                                        Vietenamese food is fire asf

                                                                        • Eric Pratt
                                                                          Eric Pratt  3 weeks back

                                                                          It's so weird hearing them speak with a New Orleans accent. Where I live, the Vietnamese speak English or French with a heavy Vietnamese accent.

                                                                          • dreamergirlbaby
                                                                            dreamergirlbaby  3 weeks back

                                                                            They’ve been there for generations and generations so they’ve naturally adapted to the environment.

                                                                          • wed3k
                                                                            wed3k  3 weeks back

                                                                            You're a product of your surroundings.

                                                                          • burningknuckle26
                                                                            burningknuckle26  3 weeks back

                                                                            Its cool.

                                                                        • Eric Pratt
                                                                          Eric Pratt  3 weeks back

                                                                          Vietnamese food is already delicious on its own. I can imagine Vietnamese Cajun food is even more awesome.

                                                                          • E Scott
                                                                            E Scott  3 weeks back

                                                                            Wow.. Right On.

                                                                            • Keith Metoyér
                                                                              Keith Metoyér  3 weeks back

                                                                              Ah! I am a proud product of French Creole and Vietnamese ancestry, love my city! #WhoDat

                                                                              • Keith Metoyér
                                                                                Keith Metoyér  3 weeks back

                                                                                @Tikila Nichols I LOVE our diversity in Louisiana. Love it!

                                                                              • Tikila Nichols
                                                                                Tikila Nichols  3 weeks back

                                                                                Whoa na!! My family is a mixture of Creole and Indian✌

                                                                            • Z Z
                                                                              Z Z  4 weeks back

                                                                              This is weird. This video suggests that Viet-Cajun is embraced in NOLA, but David Chang's episode on Crawfish for Ugly Delicious suggests that it barely exists in NOLA and that locals reject it because of a stubborn (and frankly stupid) adherence to tradition. Which is true?

                                                                              • AE86ZN6
                                                                                AE86ZN6  4 weeks back

                                                                                South Vietnamese relentless kinda of people, hardworking, dedication, and best of all unforgiving.

                                                                                • Tiffany Tran
                                                                                  Tiffany Tran  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Loved it! Love my hometown

                                                                                  • sdlausen
                                                                                    sdlausen  4 weeks back

                                                                                    From NOLA here. Thanks for making this video. *THIS is what you excel at Vice.* Stay away from your politically biased progressive videos.

                                                                                    • -_____6lacC Mo6_____-
                                                                                      -_____6lacC Mo6_____-  4 weeks back

                                                                                      I want to travel the world too try new foods.

                                                                                      • Lubri Mailasun
                                                                                        Lubri Mailasun  4 weeks back

                                                                                        The crawfish guy sounds black, wtf?

                                                                                        • Texas Cajun
                                                                                          Texas Cajun  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Congrats on you success! I’m a Nola naive living in Texas but when I come home for a visit I’d love to try your place out. Blessings! 😇

                                                                                          • chris claim
                                                                                            chris claim  4 weeks back

                                                                                            kloviaclinks com sent 4 MTCN of $4,000 each and I just picked them up

                                                                                            • David Hicks
                                                                                              David Hicks  4 weeks back

                                                                                              We were just on vacation in New Orleans. We drove out to two Vietnamese restaurants while we were there to eat. Both were superior!!!!!! Pho Bang and Ba Mien!!!!!!!!!!!!