Pre-order online until THU Jun 3, 10pm
Pick up on FRI Jun 4, 6-7:30pm
In the West it might be uncommon to think of Vietnam and Korea as sharing a common coastline, but the millennias-long history of diverse Asian cultures and cuisines are connected in many ways, carried to every corner of the world on the winds of diaspora. The longing for the flavours of her homeland led An Nguyen to dive into the pursuit of the perfect Banh Mi sandwich, from the 100 attempts perfect her own baguettes, to the homemade sauces and condiments that delicately balance the flavours. But delicious food always wanders, so along the way she also discovered Korean dishes that evoked familiar food memories and became part of her new culinary project, Saigon Meals.
Jjolmyeon (Spicy Korean Soba Salad)
Cold buckwheat noodles are a popular summer dish in Korea, a distant relative of colourful Vietnamese vermicelli (bún) dishes. This cool noodle salad features crispy fried tofu nuggets, along with shredded cabbage, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrot, cilantro, topped with green onion, roasted sesame seeds and a spicy gochujang (Korean chilli paste) and mirin dressing.
Crispy Pork Banh Mi
The sandwich that memories are made of; luscious crispy pork belly is the star, but the details make all the difference. Homemade baguette buns get a slather of “egg butter”, an intensely rich, yolk-heavy mayonnaise, and a salty-sweet homemade BBQ sauce with dark soy, black bean, and Chinese five spice. It’s then topped with fresh cucumber, pickled carrot & daikon, cilantro, green onion and a sprinkle of crispy fried onions.
Tofu Balls Banh Mi (vegan)
Crispy tofu nuggets, on a bun with vegan butter & mayo, spicy eggplant pate, homemade BBQ sauce, fresh cucumber, pickled carrot & daikon, cilantro, green onion, and crispy fried onions.
Vietnamese Childhood Style Yogurt
A firm and creamy sweet yogourt made from a mixture of fresh and condensed milk. A popular snack or dessert, garnished with a bit of crunchy granola and a touch of fruit.
Pork, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Vietnamese Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
ORDERING FOR TONIGHT’S EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICK UP IS FRI 6-7:30PM
An Nguyen has been in Canada for two years, and after working in a few food service jobs, has decide to launch her own Vietnamese Street Food project, Saigon Meals, specializing in a variety of Banh Mi style sandwiches and sides.