about

i’m a food writer in los angeles.

a few of my favorite pieces are collected here.

my work on the rogue 99: l.a. taco’s essential restaurant guide placed first in the association for food journalists 2020 awards for best single interactive digital media project.

i've also co-written a few cookbooks:

  • the red boat fish sauce cookbook will be released on october 26, 2021 and is now available for pre-order!
  • l.a. son with roy choi and natasha phan, which was a new york times bestseller (!)
  • flavor bombs with adam fleischman

other things:
i teach food journalism as an adjunct at the university of southern california's annenberg school for communication and journalism.

in 2019, i was an inaugural fellow in the jack jones literary arts culture, too conference.

follow me on twitter + instagram.
reach me at tien.z.nguyen (at) gmail.com or via this contact form.

godspeed.