Saigon - A treat to your senses!!
By 157438 on Sep 13, 2007
Friday night and we were still driving around. We just could not seem to find a place to eat!! Either the parking was full or we dint have reservations.
As we were near Church Street, we remembered a friend of us suggesting a place called as “Saigon”.
So we thought we could give it a try! But as we approached it(it is right in the middle of Church Street), I was not so sure about our decision. I was kind of sceptical about it – it dint look much from the outside. As my husband was on the phone and carried on the conversation while walking into the restaurant, I had no means to stop him.
But as soon I entered this place, I was impressed. The awesome décor combined with the perfect lighting and the pleasing music immediately put me at ease.
As soon as we sat down, we were served with an appetizer (this was on the house!!). The plate contained a few lettuce leaves, red chillis, peanuts, ginger, small orange pieces, finely cut coconut and a semi solid sweet mix. We were supposed to coat the leaf with the sweet mix, put all the ingredients on top of it, roll it like a pan and have it!! It was amazing!! A perfect beginning....
Moving on the main course, I dont want to say much except that it was excellent!!
They had this novel idea of putting the items in a glass tray and displaying it to the guest. One glass tray has lobster, fish, crab etc. We could choose what we wanted cooked for our meal. And another glass tray contained the desserts. Maybe this was just to lure sweet tooths!!
Another point worth mentioning was the service. It was par excellence!! I never have experienced such a service ever before. The waiter answered all our questions with a smile and even made suggestions when we asked for them.
At one point, the waiter who served us, asked me to try out a few grams which came along with the noodles. It tasted too bland!! When I told him so, he just smiled and left. Later, while ordering dessert, I thought I will skip it as I was already full. However, the waiter presented me with a dessert, a dish made of coconut syrup, saying “I hope you like this, ma'am. It is on the house! ” I tasted it and it was a real treat!! I suddenly found more room in my stomach...:-)
On the whole, it was great food and a great experience!! A bit expensive, but it was worth every cent!!