After going to my cousin’s high school graduation, we had a delicious lunch at a French-Vietnamese restaurant called Le Saigon Bistro in Castro Valley. This meal was soooooo amazing! And talk about great hospitality! The owners were so sweet and their dishes were so flavorful. This meal made me one happy girl.
fresh spring rolls with prawns
imperial rolls which included chicken & prawn, bean thread, scallions, shallot, and carrots wrapped in rice paper, deep fried, served w/fish vinaigrette
Bo Luc Lac- Le Saigon Beef (Filet Mignon) which includes cubed filet mignon marinated with a special house sauce and pan fried on high flame until medium rare
Tom Rim prawns which were huge and filled with flavor! First you savor all the seasoning that’s basted onto the prawns. Then you peel the shell off and dip the prawns back into the excess seasoning on the plate and bite into the succulent meaty prawn. WOO HOO
Ca Thu Rim- caramelized red tuna
This is the Papaya Salad that the owner let us try. Do you see those black flaky things on the top? When I first tried it I wasn’t quite sure what it was. Was it beef jerky? Olives? No! The owner told us it was cow heart! It tasted kinda like beef jerky and I really enjoyed it! Ahhhhh! Isn’t that so cool?! I ate COW HEART!!!
This is the Vermicelli bowl, served w/lettuce, mint leaves cilantro, shredded cucumbers, topped w/peanuts and fish vinaigrette
Fried bananas with coconut and pineapple ice cream. The owner buys her own vanilla ice cream and mixes coconut milk and pineapple. Yum Yum Yummy!