Food Porn: Saigon Bangkok

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I am coming to the realization that I love Thai and/or Vietnamese food.

I’ve watched the No Reservation shows, I have heard the wonderful stories from my friend Mike and I had my Saigon Cafe experience.  After all of that, I am falling in love with this type of food.

One of their most popular dishes (and talked about by Anthony Bourdain) is Pho.  Since they didn’t have it at Saigon Cafe, Alli and I looked for a place that did.

Saigon Bangkok is a very nice restaurant located on Niagara Falls Blvd, the inside had an upscale atmosphere.  It was simple, small place.  The servers were very dedicated to making sure my water was filled, I think it the total visits were about 10 times for the entire meal.

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For an appetizer we started the meal with Pho (pictured above), originally we had ordered one helping for each of us, but the server made sure we were aware of the size of the dish.  Taking her advice we decided to split the order and share a bowl.  After reading and watching so many things about it, it really lived up to the delicious expectations.

I could eat that for breakfast or make an entire meal out of it, adding the bean sprouts and hot pepper sauce made it even more delicious.  It really was awesome, however my next goal in life is now to learn how to use chop sticks.

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For my meal I had the Vermicelli (for some reason it is also known as “Buns”) with chicken, the menu describes it as:

Shredded lettuce, cucumbers, mint leaves, bean sprouts, garnished with roasted ground peanuts,
served with chili garlic sauce.
It definitely topped my Pad Thai experience.  I’m beginning to think that any food that is presented on a nice white plate tastes better automatically.  Maybe it’s me being dumb, but it does something to my mind.  Alli ordered herself Bong Cai, originally were she wanted to order our previous Tai experience but got the order right here.
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Bong Cai (pictured above) is :
Fresh broccoli, onions, baby corn, and carrots stir-fried in a brown sauce
Best part of her meal (for me at least) was the sticky rice on the side.  I’m  all about rice that I can ball up and eat, it doesn’t even need any sauce on it.  Plain white rice can wrong on its own.
The meal was great, the service was great (sure they messed up our order  $$ wise, but they fixed it) and the location was very nice.  If anyone is interested in trying out some Asian cousine I would have to recommend this place, due to it serving Pho and Saigon Cafe not, I’d say it has the edge.  I know its just one menu item, but its soo good and definitely worth going out a little further.

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3 thoughts on “Food Porn: Saigon Bangkok

  1. Sarah

    Don, my friend at work’s parents own Saigon Bangkok. Its so good. If you haven’t had the spring rolls, you should really try them. She always brings them in for us when she’s working. Also, her two brothers just opened Saigon Bangkok II on Maple and Transit in the Tops Plaza. It is beautiful inside and the food was just as good.

  2. Don Burtless

    Thanks Sarah, a spring roll sounds really good right now. I’ll make sure to try out the 2nd location, thanks for the heads up.

  3. Lara

    Sadly, Saigon Bangkok went up in flames today–the first one, not the one on Transit Rd. I guess we all need to head over to Saigon Bangkok II to show our support…

    Also, the summer rolls (Vietnamese) and the Papaya Salad (Thai) are worth checking out. Just an FYI: “Bun” (not “Buns”) is Vietnamese for the type of noodle dish that you ordered–it’s often sold as cheap street food in Vietnam. I sometimes ate it for breakfast while living in Hanoi.

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