Friday, October 24, 2008
Saigon Cafe Express is now open!!
Yay!! Been waiting for the day this new little cafe was opened up. It's kinda like a fast food place, Vietnamese style. Today was the 3rd day in a row that I've eaten there. The first night was when I discovered they had opened and they were about to close, so I grabbed a plate of 3 Spring Rolls w/ peanut sauce for $3.25!!! and a couple of dough balls - don't know what else to call them, but they are white bread balls with slice boiled eggs & a sausage meatball inside. I was hoping they would have rice & shitake mushrooms in them as well, but alas no. Yesterday I went back and got my favorite dish, Bun Thit Nuong - it's only $6.25 and was pretty good, however, the special sauce made with fish sauce, lime & sugar was lacking a little in flavor - it needs more fish sauce. Next time I'm just gonna ask for 2 containers - maybe that will help. Today at lunch I ordered the Grilled Pork Sandwich on the big crusty french bread bun and it was excellent!!! especially for only $3.29 - so much more healthier than a QuarterPounder too!! Also had another plate of Spring Rolls. Oh and yesterday, Ernesto ordered a bowl of Pho (soup) which was awesome in taste and he got one of the Vietnamese style coffees with milk - excellent. Yesterday I ordered a Pineapple & Coconut tapioca drink which was super yummy, had big tapioca pearls and a cute anime top that I promptly took back to work and taped up in my cubicle. Today I got the Banana & Strawberry drink and it was great too. I was hoping it would have a different style anime top to take back with me, but it was the same style. bummer. Well, there are 33 items on the menu - i'll probably try a least one of every catagory - can't wait!!