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.
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!
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.
(How can you not smile when your drink is full of jelly?)
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!