Florida Food Families Oral History Project

Interviewee

Trang Viet

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Interviewer

Andrew Thomas Huse; University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; University of South Florida. Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2002-07-15

Publication Date

Winter 1-21-2009

Abstract

Trang Viet, owner of Trang Viet Cuisine Restaurant, discusses his early life in Vietnam, how he came to the United States, and how he opened his restaurant. The interview begins with a lengthy discussion about Mr. Viet's childhood and family, and how he left Vietnam in 1973 and attended university in the United States. The interview continues with an explanation of Mr. Viet's work in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s and how he returned to the United States and settled in Florida. The interview concludes with a discussion about the restaurant, Vietnamese food, and Mr. Viet's family.

Keywords

Family-owned business enterprises, Florida, Tampa, Restaurants, cooking, Vietnamese

Description

1 sound file (64 mins.) : Digital, MP3 file; 1 transcript (PDF) 47 pp.

Subject: topical

Family-owned business enterprises; Florida; Tampa; Restaurants; cooking; Vietnamese

Subject: geographic

Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral Histories

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Florida Food Families Oral History Project

Identifier

T30-00013

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