Due to the large number of Vietnamese restaurant reviews from around the Little Vietnam world. lilVN will publish them as daily roundups.
First up is Saigon Casa. It is a new Vietnamese restaurant opening up in Port Jefferson Station, New York.
Casa Saigon’s menu covers all the Vietnamese bases, among them rice-paper-wrapped gỏoi cuon (“summer rolls” filled with shrimp, sausage, beef or vegetables, $4.95 for two), banh mi (sandwiches of beef, pork, ham and more, $5.75 to $6.50), pho (rice-noodle soups with multiple combinations of beef round, brisket, tendon and tripe, $8.95 to $10.95), bun and over-rice dishes (topped with shrimp, pork, sausage, salted fish, lemongrass chicken, roti chicken, $8.95 to $9.95). Source: Newsday.
Ca Phe Da
Cà Phê Dá opens in Chicago serving Vietnamese-style street food. Patrons will be able to get the traditional banh mi and Vietnamese filtered coffee.
Cà Phê Dá will focus on fun to give Chicagoans a taste of a bustling Vietnamese cafe where guests are hustling to complete work while drinking a coffee and noshing on some street fare. Danielle Dang will also oversee a tidy beverage program with five smashes and other boozy treats. The cafe has a separate entrance to the west of HaiSous’ off 18th Street. Source: Eater Chicago.
Sausage Bun Cha recipe
Looking for a recipe for sausage bun cha. The Guardian just posted an article with the recipe to make this dish.
Banh mi recipe
Finally, StlyeNest published a recipe to make some Vietnamese beef sandwiches (banh mi with beef).