Just popping by before I head downtown to get supplies for New Year’s Eve.
Spoiler alert: I’m not cooking and we will be asleep by 10 pm, easy.
Anyway – my sister treated me to lunch the other day and it was fabulous!
Saiguette is a tiny storefront on the way UWS. It’s only a few stools, an L-shaped counter, a refrigerated glass case, and some of the tastiest Vietnamese food east of the Mississippi. I’m telling you, it ain’t fancy. Pork Belly Bahn Mi
but it is delicious. The bread is crunchy but not too dense – yielding but doughy. The consummate bahn mi bread. It comes loaded with lightly pickled cucumbers, cilantro, shredded carrots, jalapenos, and that smoky, sweet, sticky pork belly. It’s a little tougher than I usually like, but the flavor is out of this world. Next time I can’t wait o try the traditional version, with terrine and pate. Crispy spring rolls
Light, insanely hot, and so crispy that they shatter all over your jacket. Dip them in the accompanying sweet, sticky sauce and you won’t be able to stop yourself from inhaling the entire order. We almost ordered another set.
This place isn’t worth a schlep form another part of town, but if you are within 10 blocks, you should totally head there! It’s cheap, clean, and the food is tasty!
Come by tomorrow for the last post of 2014 – the year’s epic fails!