Vietnamese food is one of my favourite cuisines and access to it was really easy while I was living in Melbourne. When I returned, there was only one Vietnamese restaurant (in SS2, PJ) which closed down, leaving a big gap in my choice of restaurants.

The past few years have seen many so-called Vietnamese restaurants sprouting around the KL/PJ area.
After trying many, my favourite has to be Little Sai Gon in Desa Sri Hartamas.

I was told that the owners are two Vietnamese ladies from HCMC, both married to Malaysians. Not sure how true this so if I'm wrong, I apologise. More importantly is the food!

I normally judge a Vietnamese restaurant on two dishes - rice paper roll and Pho Bo (beef rice noodle soup). Compared to many other Vietnamese restaurants around, firstly, this is one of the few places where I can get both items on the same menu and they're both yummy. Oh....perhaps I have forgotten to mention, Little Sai Gon is not halal. That may have something to do with how the food tastes.

What I like there:
Pho Bo (beef rice noodle soup)
Fresh Prawn rice paper roll ('Gui Cuon')
Hue-style rice noodles (if you like something spicier)
Meatballs with rice paper roll (I like it because you have to assemble the roll yourself, I love the interactivity! They give you the dried paper rolls, a glass of water with paintbrushes, a plate of various herbs including basil and mint and of course, a plate of meatballs ..and you have to put it all together!)
Desserts are yummy too and there's nothing like Vietnamese drip coffee to end the meal.

Ambiance: Simple and functional. There's a bar there but I've never really seen anyone sit there. I like the water features as it gives a 'cooling' effect to the whole place.

Little SaiGon (same row as Souled Out)
14 Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 23001196
Sun-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-3pm, 6:00pm-11:00pm
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