When Covid-19 first started earlier this year; there were several restaurants that had just started their business. One of these businesses was Saigon Eatery in Torrance, California. Thankfully they were determined and their persistence paid off; now becoming a favorite go-to place for pho for many South Bayers including myself.
I am a big fan of Saigon Eatery! Their pho is some of the best pho in the neighborhood. Pho choices include beef, oxtail, chicken and shrimp. My favorite is the beef pho where one can choose two types of meats from ribeye steak, brisket, boneless short rib and beef ball.
Their pho is excellent. The entire bowl is filled with delightful aromatics. The green onion, white onion and cilantro really enhance the flavor of the beef broth. They’re not stingy on their meat and loved the thin, lean slices of boneless short rib and tender beef balls.
Aside from pho; one should not forget about their side dishes such as the golden bao and the egg rolls
The golden bao is golden indeed with it’s slightly charred gold fried outside. Inside is a ground pork, onions, mushrooms, hard boiled egg and Chinese sausage. It’s like a mini meal in itself. It’s very fulfilling.
Saigon Eatery’s egg rolls are also a wonderful side. Similar to the golden bao; these were fried to perfection and served nice and crisp! I loved that they made it traditional with rice noodles inside.
Last but not least if one wants the ultimate caffeine kick then one must try their Vietnamese iced coffee.
Vietnamese iced coffee is known for being strong and if you want that caffeine kick; Saigon Eatery’s Vietnamese iced coffee will certainly do it for you! I don’t think I’ve had stronger Vietnamese coffee. It sure is the perfect way to wake you up. 🙂
2020 is a year when so many small businesses are struggling and thus I am all for supporting new eateries like Saigon Eatery. I very happy to see them doing well and hope to be back for a good bowl of pho again soon.
For more smiles; please see my Yelp review on Saigon Eatery.