The flavors dance on your tongue! Banh Mi So #1-Saigon Gourmet has been on the STL food scene for twenty years, and the quality of the food has only improved with time. Farm-fresh and high-quality ingredients are prepared simply but oh-so-well to create layers of flavor and texture in a true celebration of Vietnamese cuisine at this hidden gem of a restaurant. And yes, the Vietnamese spring rolls are divinely delicious; try the special grilled marinated pork if it’s available and the chicken or shrimp spring rolls are worthy choices, too. The Bahn Mi sandwiches are fabulous—my husband indulged in the Banh Mi Dat Biet (Signature Triple Crown pork sandwich with seasoned pork, specialty ham, pork slices, and pate) while I enjoyed the Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Signature pork meatball sandwich). And, yes, it is worth the extra $1.50 to double up on the meat! The Soups are also wonderful, my husband and I shared the special Spicy Beef Soup that was on the daily specials board and we were not disappointed by the pops of hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors that are layered throughout the bowl.
Don’t be afraid to try anything on the menu – your mouth and stomach will thank you when you’ve enjoyed the variety.
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