Today the Bacolod food hunters present to you the popular and trending bacolod restaurant on the internet: Saigon Cafe!
We came across Saigon cafe when we read one of the posts on mamacooks, a blog that we follow. Her post was so well written and the pictures so enticing that we decided to go visit the cafe for ourselves.
Saigon Cafe is one of those restaurants that we really love to review! It is small, seating at most 20 people and is run out of the backyard of a lady who trained in Vietnamese cooking in Vietnam.
The place is small but the owners have done a good job in sprucing up the place. It is warm and inviting inside!
Check out this interactive panorama of Saigon Cafe at it’s busiest! Click on the pic and let it load thoroughly before spinning the camera around!
We ordered their house specialties. One of which is the Bun Thit Nuong, a dish consisting of rice noodles topped with peanuts, cucumbers, carrots and grilled pork. It is served with a sweet spicy sauce.
When I first ate the dish I was immediately impressed by the freshness and simplicity. You could taste every ingredient and they each complemented each other.
We then had the Chaca Hanoi which was also one of their most famous dishes. It is cream dory fish that you wrap in rice wrappers along with some sauce, noodles and vegetables. It is really good and It is a lot of fun eating this dish because you have to pre soak the rice wrappers and wrap your own serving. It is fun!
Last came our drinks, Lychee cooler and Vietnamese coffee. It is brewed coffee mixed with condensed milk and you pour it into a glass of ice. Mmm. It is a must try when you go to this place.
The meals come with lots of veggies so it is both light and filling at the same time. You don’t get a disgusting greasy feeling from the food and you feel cool and refreshed because of the veggies.
Saigon cafe is really popular and since it is run out of a back yard, it has a nice home like feel to it. Since the number of diners are limited, the owner really makes sure that each dish is served perfectly. This also reflects on their opening hours which are only on Wednesdays-Sundays 5pm-10pm. No, they don’t serve lunch despite popular demand.
They’re opening up a branch near riverside soon to accommodate their growing clientele. I could write more and more about this amazing restaurant but there are already dozens of blog posts about it on the internet. Why don’t you go and dine here? Trust us, all the bloggers in Negros are raving about this restaurant.
Tips to dining there:
Make reservations and orders in advance if you are a big OR small group. In this way you can be guaranteed your seats. Try not to cancel if you’ve ordered food!
Here’s a Map on how to get to the place.
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