Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam

Sài Gòn Kitchen

173 Phạm Ngũ Lão, D. 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
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Sài Gòn Kitchen is located in the center of Phạm Ngũ Lão, which is Ho Chi Minh City's backpacker area. It is a casual restaurant with a massive international menu at affordable prices.

Sài Gòn Kitchen
Sài Gòn Kitchen
Sài Gòn Kitchen

All day breakfast time

Reviewed on 2014-03-30 (Updated on 2014-11-15)

Sài Gòn Ngon Kitchen is located on a relatively quiet side street of Phạm Ngũ Lão. It is a popular place and is open late. I decided to try it, having witnessed its popularity & on the recommendation of a friend.

I ordered the breakfast at a price of 64,000đ. The breakfast comprises of a fried egg, beans, a pork chop, a baguette, mushrooms and french fries. It was served to me quickly, probably because I was the only customer there. Presentation wise, there is room for improvement, the beans looked tired & the egg yolk had broken. Furthermore, a slice of lettuce was on the plate, this is a pet hate of mine & something I encounter too often in Asia. There is no need to put a slice of lettuce on every dish, especially a breakfast!

The pork chop tasted fine & the egg tasted fresh but the mushrooms had been fried in some oil that resulted in a poor taste. The fries were rather soggy but the baguette had been perfectly warmed & also tasted fresh. I did not finish it, I had expected more consistency in the quality of the components and was disappointed.

For the price, this is worth having. It is a good amount of food but I would be happier paying more & receiving a breakfast that was more enjoyable. 3 stars but I shall return for an alternative dish.