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Colorado Springs - Vietnamese discovery


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Colorado Springs - Vietnamese discovery

Skillet Licker | Apr 14, 2006 03:08 PM

Saigon Grill on 31st Street near Hwy 24. I say "discovery" not knowing if the place is two days old or twenty years. But I certainly felt heartened happening upon it yesterday while driving through town. It was practically empty save a couple of pick-up truck guys who wandered in wondering if it was "some kind of Chinese". I hope they left happily surprised. The hot and sour soup accompanying the lunch special was indeed "some kind of Chinese" drek. Cold summer rolls, on the other hand, were possibly the best I've had: delicate rice noodles, shrimp, pate (an unusual and delicious addition), with a perfectly balanced dipping sauce. Lemongrass shrimp I requested very spicy and the chef complied. I think there was too much julienned onion and celery, but so what. A deep fried, cigar-thin, pork "egg roll" was excellent when doused with the spicy table chili sauce. Vietnamese-style ice-coffee was perfect. And, of course, the staff were really Vietnamese. Locals should check this place out.

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