Miss Saigon Heaven in A Bowlby Tyler Woods on Nov. 10, 2011, under Bussiness, restaurant
Okay I admit it I love Vietnamese food. It is simply one of
my most favorite foods or at least it rates pretty high up there. I love the fact that here in the Old Pueblo, we have one of the best Vietnamese restaurants I can imagine. I have eaten at a few places in Phoenix that cannot come close to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Today I salute Miss Saigon’s on Campbell.
I have been eating there for years and years. Sometimes I don’t go for a while and then I am back and can’t get enough nor can Tucson from the looks of things. When I go there, no matter what time of day, there are always people sitting at the tables. Sometimes, there is a small wait, but
the excellent staff make sure you are seated as quick as they can and you get your meal quick. I have never had to wait long for a hot meal with fresh
So what makes Miss Saigon the best? Well I would have to say their Pho soups. They do not have a few Pho soups, they have eight kinds, and all come with a large portion of fresh bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, limes, and jalapenos. My favorite is what I call number 21 or Pho Tái which is rice noodle soup with rare beef slices. When it comes to my table, I squeeze the lime in the broth, and then start dumping all the goodies in my bowl. I let it sit for about a minute, which sometimes seems like 20 minutes, and then take my spoon and start sipping the broth. I get a small bowl and am full which is not bad for 6.99.
Now we come to my other favorite Vietnamese dish it is called Bún Gà Sate I call it number 48 because I cannot pronounce it, but it is charbroiled chicken topped with coconut curry sauce over vermicelli and greens. It is served with fish sauce and I cannot begin to tell you how much my mouth dances when the curry meets the fish sauce. It is heaven in a bowl. I am a bun fan, a huge bun fan and this is my favorite though I have tried most of their bun, not all ten of them, but close to it. The Bun is fairly priced at 7.99-8.99 for a medium bowl and it fills you up.
As far as appetizers, I like their Vietnamese spring roll which is shrimp and pork, shredded greens, and vermicelli wrapped in rice paper served with a peanut sauce. I had it today and it was very good! It’s five bucks for two so no bargain there but they are tasty. Their fried egg rolls are good as well.
Now let’s get to their drinks. Oh my goodness I love their milk tea and my favorite is the chocolate. It taste like a deep dark pudding that you suck through a straw. It is addicting and I try to get it only on occasions. Their Boba drinks are great and have an assortment of flavors as is their fruit slushes.
Here is the bottom line for me, Miss Saigon has not won awards and been voted Tucson’s best Vietnamese restaurants because their food is not good. They have won the taste buds of most people because they are the best of the best when it comes to Vietnamese food, service, price and atmosphere. Though I have to tell you, I would eat Miss Saigon’s food in a ditch if I had to. I give them a big salute and I will keep coming back. In fact, to do this story I had to visit them three times in a week. Gosh research is hard….