When you think of the cuisine of the Crescent City, you’re likely to think of our famous seafood -- boiled spicy or lovingly battered and fried -- overstuffed po-boys, and Cajun favorites like jambalaya, crawfish etouffee and all kinds of gumbo. What you’re probably not thinking of is Vietnamese cuisine, and brother, there is a LOT of that in NOLA. The Vietnamese population began growing here as families looking to escape commie oppression following 'nam came to town in the late '70s, and it’s continued to expand over the decades, particularly in Eastern New Orleans (which, weirdly enough, is called the “West Bank” here). This resulted in a strangely recent explosion of restaurants serving pho, bun, and banh mi, which of course New Orleanians refer to as the “Vietnamese po-boy”, with more opening seemingly every week. Here’s a quick guide to some of the best in town.