This soothing little room with its elegiac mural of a Saigon street is the perfect respite from Village shopping. Among the Vietnamese dishes with (pricey) Parisian polish, regulars choose the enormous bowls of vermicelli topped with marinated and grilled meats or shrimp. The crisp fried egg rolls are a must; they're stuffed with pork, chicken and seafood, with lettuce leaves and mint for wrapping and a mild nuoc mam sauce for dipping. For dessert, try the bananas - fried or flambéed - and don't miss the potent Vietnamese iced coffee.
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Even though I spent five years at Rice getting my graduate degree, I didn't visit Miss Saigon Cafe in the Village until long after I had finished my studies. I think I subconsciously avoided the restaurant because Miss Saigon is the...
The Miss Saigon Cafe is unexpectedly fetching. The cool, modern decor -- terra-cotta walls, a smooth concrete floor and a striking mural of a Vietnamese street scene -- prevents the place from sliding into either the abyss of tearoo...
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