Vietnamese cuisine is gaining its popularity recently, evidently seen from the numerous Vietnamese eats around Georgetown to compete in offering the best and authentic Vietnamese flavors to Penangites. Saigon House Cuisine is a new kid on the block, setting foot in one of the shop houses at Bahari Parade, Sri Bahari Road. Like most Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon House Cuisine has a bible-thick menu which features most of the classic and traditional Vietnamese eats. The atmosphere is comfortable for a casual meal or family dinner, with acceptable prices. Except the parking, Saigon House Cuisine can be a decent choice when it comes to Vietnamese food in Penang.
Goi Cuon/ Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Rm 12)
Banh Xeo/ Vietnamese Pancake (Rm 12)
Vietnamese Beef Pho (Rm 13)
While Saigon House Cuisine does have a lot to offer, we'd prefer to stick to the usual Vietnamese classics. The Beef Pho is one of the recommended items, the meat broth was delicious and brimming with a comfortable-sleek beefy sweetness. It would be even better if the Beef could be more tender and they can be more generous with the fresh Herbs (Spring Onion is missing). The Vietnamese Spring Rolls were alright but nothing particularly worth-mentioning. The Vietnamese Pancake on the other hand, did manage to wow us. The edges of the Pancake was paper-thin while the filling was expertly cooked to perfection. The real draw of this dish was the dangerously addictive sweet and sour dip that provided the dish the soul. We had ours wrapped with fresh Lettuce and Cucumber slice; to assuage our guilt.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 77, Sri Bahari Road, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 261 2301