“Lovely little restaurant,
delicious Vietnamese food and friendly service”
Enter Saigon Cafe on New North Road and you will instantly feel the authenticity of this newly refurbished Vietnamese restaurant. The food is fantastic –a fusion of North and South Vietnamese traditional flavours that includes the ever popular dishes of Bun Cha, Pho and Banh Mi.
Restaurant’s owner Tommy Pham and his chefs are all Vietnamese, and they are skilled at what they do.
‘One of the things that gives our dishes that authentic feel,’ says Tommy, ‘is the fact that many of them are char grilled.’
“At Saigon, get acquainted with traditional street food favourites – Bun Cha, a charcoal BBQ pork dish is a staple in Hanoi. e crispy edged, tender pork is served alongside rice noodles, pickled vegetables, nuoc cham (a balanced dipping sauce of sweet, spicy, salty and sour) garlic, chilli, and crisp salad”
– The Urban list, Auckland –
The sense of stepping into Saigon is also evident in two stunning paintings covering the walls of the restaurant. Recent work of local artist Lucy Davidson creates an unique ambiance. The first painting, executed in black and white, depicts an old street in Hanoi.