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Hong Kong Saigon for dinner

yimster | Apr 24, 200612:29 PM

Sunday night a I had dinner with some members of three San Jose Service clubs at Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant. We were scouting out places for our dinner meetings. One of other members of the club reads Chowhound so we went.

We had the 188 dollar dinner for ten. The portions were large enough ten or more.

Saigon BBQ Combination Platter, Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Seaweed, Jelly Fish and Baby Octopus. The duck was very good the rest were good but not outstanding.

Sauté Beef and Snap Peas with XO sauce. The beef was tender and the snap peas as well as all the other vegetables with this meal were done perfectly.

Stir Fried Prawns & Calamari with Chives

House Special Combo Shark’s Fin Soup, weakest of all the dishes, not much shark fin and way too thick

Saigon Empress Chicken, free range chicken Hainan style

Braised Black Mushroom with Mustard Greens

Crabs in Sam Pan Style, it was a version of Salt and Pepper with chili peppers added and they were huge and very fresh.

Steamed Live Fish, large mouth bass, steamed perfectly (the meat was still sticking on the bone)

Fried Rice in Fujian Style

Dessert of the Day, red bean soup

We added two orders of steamed egg and clams. Well done, huge clams and the eggs were not over cooked. But at 15 per order was a little on the high side.

The presentation was very good and the ingredients were top rate. With that said service was slow and the food had gotten cold by the time it reached our table. I am sure that service and timing of the dishes will be worked out.

There are two more high price dinner. The Wo Choy menu will be available in a couple of weeks. I normally wait for four weeks of a opening but my arm was twisted to go last night.

It is worth another trip when the Wo Choy menu is done.

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