Tag Archive | "Sam Ung"

Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Phnom Penh Noodle House owner Sam Ung (center white) with his family including wife Karen (left from center) and daughters (from left) Darlene, Diane, and Dawn. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

In 1975, after five years of civil unrest and increasing cruelty, the Khmer Rouge became the ruling party of Cambodia. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7Comments (0)

BLOG: Sam Ung

BLOG: Sam Ung

By Assunta Ng

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Congratulations to Sam Ung, owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House, for his new business deal at CenturyLink Stadium. You can now sample his chicken wings at the concessions. Ung will be honored on Dec. 7 at the China Harbor Restaurant as one of the Top Contributors award dinner organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and foundation. (end)

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 31 No 46 | 11/10-11/16Comments (0)

Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrates 25th anniversary

Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrates 25th anniversary

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Phnom Penh Noodle House owner Sam Ung (center white) with his family including wife Karen (left from center) and daughters (from left) Darlene, Diane, and Dawn. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Phnom Penh Noodle House celebrated its 25th anniversary on July 17. Owner Sam Ung was surprised by a party thrown by his three daughters, who invited all of Ung’s long-time customers to dine at the restaurant and share their memories of Sam and the restaurant. The original restaurant opened on 412 Maynard Avenue South, now the site of the current Northwest Asian Weekly building. An earthquake in the 1980s caused damage to the original building. Ung relocated the restaurant to its present location. While sharing memories of the restaurant, one customer commented that Phnom Penh Noodle House is the only Cambodian restaurant in the Seattle area. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 31 | 7/28-8/3Comments (0)

Author Sam Ung honors one-year anniversary of his book’s publication

Author Sam Ung honors one-year anniversary of his book’s publication

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Sam Ung, author of “I Survived the Killing Fields,” marked the one-year anniversary of his book’s publication on Tuesday, April 17, with a book reading at his restaurant, Phnom Phenh Noodle House. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 31 No 18 | 4/28-5/4Comments (0)

Restaurateur shares how he survived Killing Fields in memoir

Restaurateur shares how he survived Killing Fields in memoir

By Irfan Shariff
Northwest Asian Weekly

From left to right, top to bottom: Sam Ung, Kim (wife), and daughters Dawn, Diane, and Darlene

Sam (Seng) Ung and Thomas McElroy have known each other for 15 years. They were neighbors in the same South Seattle neighborhood. Ung introduced himself to McElroy’s dog in Chinese. McElroy knew then, as his dog listened patiently to Ung, that this would be a long-lasting friendship. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 30 No 25 | 6/18-6/24Comments (6)

Blog: Tom Douglas’ gold-mine idea

Blog: Tom Douglas’ gold-mine idea

Sam Ung (left), owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House, demonstrates fruit carving to a room of students as Tom Douglas looks on. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Celebrity chef Tom Douglas brought 38 students to Phnom Penh Noodle House last Thursday to learn Sam Ung’s fruit carving technique. If you knew how much Douglas’ summer program cost, your jaw might drop. Apparently, his fans don’t worry too much about the current recession. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 30 | 7/24-7/30Comments (0)

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