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!!


LSUtri-guy said...

YAY!!! While at Atcha, a great big greek man told me that there was a place in Houston that puts Atcha to shame, especially the hummus. I scoffed, but knew i was going to be in H-town soon so i found out the place and told him i would try it out. So sarah and sloane and i went there on sunday to compare. They beat atcha on the issue of being open on sunday. They also won in the chicken shawarma department; thus fitting their name "Shawarma King." They also had a really tasted drink that may beat the rose tea. But they super duper lost in the hummus, lamb shank, feta salad, pita and cheapness department! It's nice to know that i don't have to drive to houston for the world's best greek! I hope too that Atcha is the Saigon's only contender for best eatery!

Lisa in Louisiana said...

That's an awesome story! Did you know that our Super Walmart is now carrying ready-made hummus? It's back in the deli part, where they have all the cheeses. For me, a non-opportunity-to-eat-hummus person, I think it tastes pretty good. Look for it and tell me what you think.

Also, I had said that the Bun Thit Nu-whatever was a little lacking in taste and that I hoped if I got 2 sauces, it would improve it. That's pretty much what happened. 2 things of sauce, plus a little dash of salt & a half a packet of sugar had it tasting A-OK - it had that taste that makes me crave it and want to come back again & again! Been by there 3 times this week. Once for the Bun & 2 other times for the spring rolls & these beniet-type things that Ernesto loves. And they are only 3 for $2!! Probably gonna eat there this evening as well!!!