Lynda Sandwich, Westminster, CA. Owned by pop singer Lynda Trang Dài, this Vietnamese sandwich shop has a glamorous interior and a menu that includes both beignets and bánh mì.
Quan Hy Restaurant, Westminster, CA (pictured). Quan Hy specializes in the dishes of central Vietnam, and it's spiffier than most of the pho parlors that surround it.
Pacific Fish Center, Redondo Beach, CA. It's a few blocks off Pacific Coast Highway (State 1) but closer than Seoul. This Korean seafood restaurant, right on Redondo Pier, is known for its steamed Dungeness crabs, gigantic sashimi platters, and live prawns and octopus