My favorite cuisine is Greek, and that is the main reason to me having been in Greece six times. Don't get me wrong it is also a beautiful country, but the food is just amazing. This makes me try pretty much every restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City which offers Greek dishes, sadly I am more often than not disappointed. I had heard about Saffron before as I frequent their sister restaurant Ciao Bella which makes some of the best Italian food in Vietnam, so I had my expectations set very high for my visit.
While waiting for our starters we got a bread basket with two dips to share, the bread was really nice tasting and hot out of the oven, a perfect start if it would not have been burnt on one side. The dips were a bit plain but went quite well with the bread. My starter was a carrot soup which was probably the best carrot soup I have ever had, very simple, very delicious. The soup was followed by pork souvlaki skewers with saffron rice which came with a spicy red dip and a cool yogurt dip. The saffron rice and the dips were nice, and there was nothing wrong with the meat quality, but the meat was a bit plain for my taste and could have been jucier. The dessert of the day was a small cheesecake with a strawberry sauce, it was fine but nothing special. Especially compared to Ciao Bella's fantastic desserts it felt a little uninspired.
My three dishes came as a 190,000đ set lunch, which in the end was good value for this nice meal even with some flaws. I will be back to try other dishes and would recommend Saffron for lunch or dinner.