The Cambodian Refugee Behind LA’s Amazing Donut Scene Gets a Documentary

You might not realize, but the primary reason LA has such an amazing doughnut scene is because of Ted Ngoy, the Cambodian refugee who will the primary focus of an upcoming documentary called the Donut King. The rags-to-riches story comes after Ngoy helped sponsor hundreds of visas for Cambodian refugees and helped set many of them up with donut businesses across the Southland. At one point in the 1990s, more than 80% of donut shops in the LA area were owned by Cambodians.