American Guide #66. Cambodia Town. Long Beach, California
“Rolling down the Street Smoking Indo Sipping on a Heineken” Well I did not see Snoop Dog the last time I was on the East Side of the LBC. However, what I did see, hear, taste, feel and dig on is the area of the LBC known as Cambodia Town. Cambodia Town was founded as those escaping the infamous Pol Pot regime and Khmer Rouge immigrated to the LBC during the “Nam” war in the 60s, 70s, and a bit after into the 80’s. The old timers prefer to call Cambodia by the old school and traditional name of Kampuchea. Don’t trip grasshopper, just dig the view! Keep a heads up as the gangsters are ruthless. As you are forewarned I recommend the Nom banh chok: Khmer noodles!