Saturday, December 1, 2007

7. Vietnam: Sai Gon Palace

Sai Gon Palace
454 Spadina Ave
(near College)
416 968 1623

The Sai Gon Palace (since 1979) is a noisy canteen-style restaurant offering excellent value for money. The staff quickly moved tables and chairs to seat our party of eleven. Complementary green tea arrived with the menus which was most welcome on this sub-zero Saturday. The customer fills out an order blank at the table which avoids confusion. We started with Wonton Soup, small $4, large $5 and Veggie Spring Rolls, Vietnamese style $3.80. Followed by stir-fried vegetables with tofu and mushrooms on vermicelli $5.75 and a pork chop with rice $6.75. Portion sizes were ample - avoid the temptation to over order. A selection of Asian beers are available. There is a brisk take-out trade. A great place for lunch when visiting Chinatown or Kensington Market with streetcars nearby.

Rating: Ambiance (3)
Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (4)

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