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Saigon Noodle Restaurant - Old Town Pasadena

WildSwede | Mar 25, 200512:32 PM

Saigon Noodle is a new Vietnamese restaurant in Old Town Pasadena, located at 28 N Raymond. 626.796.9378 (between Colorado & Union).
I have been a few times now – each time I have ordered their Pho Tai and their Spring Rolls. I would not say that this is the best Pho or Spring Rolls that I have ever had, but it is very passable for those days when you don’t want to drive to Alhambra or only have one hour for lunch! I am not often a fan of the beef that is served in Pho, but I will have to say that this is the most tender beef of all those I have had thus far.
Nicely decorated place with booths along one wall, two-tops along the other and 4-tops in the middle. Service is good and friendly. They will bring you extra items (lime, sauce, whatever) when you ask. Bowl of Pho $5.75 and Spring Rolls $4.50. I believe they validate for the parking in the structure next door with a $20 purchase.
They have a limited menu of 5 appetizers (Spring Rolls – Goi cuon, Egg Rolls – Cha gio, Grilled Shrimp Paste on Sugar Cane – Chao tom, Shrimp Paste wrapped w/crispy bean curd skin – Tau hu ky, Fried chicken wings – Canh ga chien bo)
The regular assortment of Pho – steak, flank, tendon, beef tendon balls, chicken, tripe
Vermicelli Dishes served w/rice stick noodles, lettuce, veggies & sauce – assorted shrimp paste on sugar cane, same on bean curd, grilled pork, beef or chicken.
Steamed Rice dishes, served with lettuce soup & rice – same choices as above including, diced steak French style rice and roast Cornish hen (whole) rice.
Fried Rice – Chicken, beef, shrimp or combo.
Crispy or Soft Fried Egg Noodle served w/ mixed veggies & Gravy – beef, chicken or shrimp.
They have Ice Milk Shakes and Ice Smoothies as well: Banana, Papaya, Strawberry, Mango, Apple, Pineapple & peach. Beer & Wine, too.
That’s it – no Bahn Mi. However, the owner said that they are working on expanding their menu. Prices run from $4.50 - $6.95 for food. If you are in the area and itching for some Vietnamese – give them a try. I would definitely recommend it!

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