St. Ann Church is happy to have the Nguyen family return to the festival this year. Xe and Ni Nguyen came here from Vietnam 34 years ago, sponsored by the Catholic church in Wytheville, VA. They moved to Smithfield 10 years ago to be near family and joined St. Ann’s parish.
Although Americanized in many ways, Xe has always loved the foods from her homeland and continues to feed her family the traditional Vietnamese meals she ate growing up. Even her steak and chicken dinners are cooked Vietnamese style!
Son Te and daughter in law Rebecca will be helping again this year with children in tow. The Nguyen family will be serving some wonderful traditional dishes. Along with the ever popular Lemongrass chicken and rice, they will be offering fried shrimp wraps and fried spring rolls with sweet chili dipping sauce. Sound delicious? See you at the festival!