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American snapshot: Chinatown

Linh's Bakery
Linh's Bakery
Calvin Ho

In downtown L.A.'s old Chinatown, across the river from the mostly Latino historic Boyle Heights neighborhood, it's not that unusual to see otherwise Chinese-style bakeries advertising Latin American baked goods. I posted a photo of a bilingual bakery on Cesar Chavez Boulevard last year, but this entry from blogger Calvin Ho of The Plaid Bag Connection is prettier.

Ho has created Migrantography, a nifty Instagram photo site with images related to immigrant life. He writes: "Of course a Sino-Vietnamese bakery in Chinatown would sell tres leches cake."

Of course.