Thursday, March 15, 2012
2012 best of the Boat Results, Noodles & More Saigon Cafe
First Place: Best Asian
Second Place: Best Sushi
While it’s hard to pull yourself away from its rice noodle bowls and Vietnamese pho soup, saunter up to the sushi bar at Noodles & More Saigon Cafe and your ordering operandi might change for good. It’s just hard to go back to anything else.
Sliced, rolled and served before your eyes (and ideally washed down with a Tsingtao beer), the full bar offers sushi with pizzazz, including unagi (freshwater eel), maguro (seared albacore), masago (smelt roe), amaebi (sweet shrimp) and cheek (baked yellowtail).
Other favorites include the caterpillar roll (eel, cucumber, crab and avocado) and venerable crouching tiger roll (tuna tataki and shrimp tempura). “We prepare it all fresh daily,” owner Eric Nguyen says. “Plus, we add our own innovative touch.”