In the heart of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, is a mecca that Bobby and have trekked to twice. It’s Savor Saigon, and it is the best Vietnamese food that I have found on the east coast.
You all know that I have an obsession with Vietnamese food – papaya and/or lotus root salads in particular. Here are some of my past papaya and lotus enjoyments:
- Pho 99 in New Jersey (November 12,2009)
- Homemade papaya salad (July 1, 2009)
- Blue Mango in Santa Clara, CA (June 15, 2009)
- Delica in San Francisco, CA (December 14, 2008)
- Pho Vi Hoa in Los Altos, CA (December 6, 2008)
- Blue Mango again (December 3, 2008 – our anniversary)
- Pho Vi Hoa AGAIN (November 26, 2008)
- Pho Vi Hoa AGAIN! (November 23, 2008)
- Pho Vi Hoa… again. (November 19, 2008)
- Papaya salad in Miami (November 17, 2008)
- Pho Vi Hoa again (November 9, 2008)
- Blue Mango *again* (November 7, 2008)
- Blue Mango AGAIN (October 16, 2008)
- Layang Layang in Cupertino, CA (September 27, 2008)
- Pho Vi Hoa again (September 21, 2008)
- Xanh in Mountain View, CA (June 1, 2008)
- Slanted Door (San Francisco, CA) & Minh’s (Mountain View, CA) (June 1, 2008)
- My Own Papaya Salad Recipe (April 4, 2008)
- Hijiki Salad Recipe (with Lotus Root) (March 24, 2008)
This time my sister and I decided to split two (vegetarian) dishes so that we could sample more things. We also got some appetizers for the entire table…
First up: fresh vegetarian summer rolls (served cold). These are fried tofu, vermicelli noodles, mint, lettuce, and carrot wrapped in rice paper. They come with a peanutty dipping sauce. We each had half of a roll. They were good…
But not as good as the fried spring rolls! These were not vegetarian – they had pork and other random things inside. I dipped them in the standard Vietnamese dipping sauce (fish sauce, sugar,water, vinegar I think). They were awesome. My vegan sister passed on them.
Julia and I split a lotus root salad with fried tofu (vegetarian/vegan). It had lotus root, carrots, and fried tofu. Very yummy.
We also split the very yummy Vietnamese Pad Thai (vegetarian):
This had noodles, tofu, egg, broccoli, mushrooms, and other veggies I am forgetting. It was a little bit different from regular pad thai – less peanutty, but still very good. It was topped with peanuts though!
My picks of the night – the lotus root salad and the fried spring rolls.
What’s your favorite cuisine? Mine is most definitely Vietnamese! I’m looking for a good (cheap) place in New York now… ideas/tips? I can’t find anything as good as the California Vietnamese places.