Eat Saigon

by Jo

I’m not sure how normal it is to travel to different towns and cities in search of a good lunch, but for the YDS household it’s very much a regular occurrence! Do you do it? I love waking up and thinking, “Let’s try something completely new today!” On this occasion, completely new didn’t just mean a new restaurant, it meant trying a genre of food I’ve never given my full attention before: Vietnamese!

For someone who loves East Asian food as much as myself, it’s a little surprising I’ve never had a Vietnamese meal before. A little place in Northampton called Eat Saigon was where we chose to try it for the first time.

Eat Saigon Northampton review

Eat Saigon Northampton review sauces

Eat Saigon Northampton review menu

Our inexperience meant that following lots of umming-and-aahing over the menu, we let the waiter pick the dishes. If you’ve never done this before it’s great fun!

Eat Saigon Northampton review spring rolls

Eat Saigon Northampton review crisp spring rolls

Eat Saigon Northampton review rolls and dip

Our starters were a selection of soft and crispy Vietnamese spring rolls. Both varieties of rolls were delicious, but the sauces were out of this world! The peanut sauce in particular got a lot of my attention.

I washed these down with a cool and creamy coconut bubble milk tea.

Eat Saigon Northampton review bubble milk tea

Eat Saigon Northampton review bubble milk
(How can you not smile when your drink is full of jelly?)

Eat Saigon Northampton review lunch

Eat Saigon Northampton review curry

Eat Saigon Northampton review soup

Eat Saigon Northampton review spread

For our mains we received a curry, rice and a meaty noodle soup. The curry was rich and deep and Earthy, whilst the soup was light, delicate and fragrant. Together they made one mighty Vietnamese lunch. I really enjoyed having the two to pick at, and their opposing ends of the flavour spectrum meant my taste buds were thoroughly entertained!

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