Restaurants offer diners both a delicious reprieve from the kitchen and a secure environment that makes it virtually impossible for the dish to run away with the spoon. Keep your eating implements obedient with today’s Groupon: for $15 get $30 worth of Vietnamese cuisine and drinks at either of Little Saigon's two locations. Little Saigon is a sleek, modern Vietnamese restaurant of dark tones, hanging decorative lanterns and a menu outfitted in an eclectic array of Vietnamese eats. Diners book coursed out tours with the Saigon platter ($21), an edible almanac of Vietnamese flavors consisting of two salad rolls, three spring rolls, five chicken dumplings, and grilled pork. Pique the senses with spicy mussels ($16), superbly seasoned with chillies, garlic and Saigon special sauce. Savory soups soothe tormented tongues after long days guarding abusive esophagi with flavorful broth baths such as Tom's special pho deluxe ($13), or rare beef and meatballs ($7.50 for a small). Coconut curry chicken stew ($9.50 for a small), spicy deep-fried tofu ($10), or lemongrass pork chops ($10) all silence nagging stomachs, while the Saigon coffee ($6) compliments any dish. Little Saigon also serves beer, frozen drinks, coolers and wines.
Little Saigon received a favourable review from the Cascade:
- Little Saigon, one of the newest restaurants nestled in the heart of Downtown Abbotsford, dwells behind a striking black facade with dramatic signage, and the food it serves is equally striking. When you enter Little Saigon, at 33766 Essendene Avenue, you’re swept out of the cold and into a bold room with solid leather furniture, maroon walls with camel accents, and natural décor accents. The four-month-old restaurant is new to Abbotsford, but the Little Saigon in Mission has been successfully operating for four years. This fact bodes well for the new location. Little Saigon offers an enjoyable sit-down, Vietnamese, fine-dining experience that will surely add some flavour to the selection of restaurants offered in Downtown Abbotsford’s vibrant core. – Sophie Isbister, Cascade