Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Saigon Inn

Unconventional scripts always add interest, especially the ones where the bad guys escape. Though not when it comes to dining. Desperate for food one cold winter night and not caring too much where we ate, we lunged into Saigon Inn, opposite Laksa Me which was our original but overbooked destination. Having my pre-judgements, I felt held at ransom and there would be no knight in Kevlar to save us. Bad luck.

Piping hot spring rolls helped ease the hunger pangs. Wrap them in fresh lettuce leaves and dipped in fish sauce, not a bad starter. The lemongrass chicken was extremely tasty, slightly charred from being stir fried in the hot wok. Whole flounder was addictive, that dry spicy salt salsa of roasted garlic, onion, spring onion, dried shallot and red chilli perfectly balanced the texture of the soft fish. Nothing special about the stir fried beef and vegetable, other than it came out on a sizzling plate and something that may have stopped the pimples from breaking out.

The script may not have gone according to plan that night, and despite initial thoughts, there were no bad guys in the end, just a textbook ending.

2.5 / 5 yums!


Where? 11-15 Liverpool St, Melbourne

What? Average Main - $15

Left to Right : Spring Rolls, Lemongrass chicken, whole flounder, beef and vegetables

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