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Saigon Boy Express @ Icon Village

Within CBD, there are probably as many pho shops as there are salad shops. I'm not sure what correlation there is but I am not complaining. Saigon Boy promises Australian Vietnamese food from the heart, so those seeking the authentic Vietnamese experience will be shown the pho but that said, I already liked the forthrightness of this new kid on the block.

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Barely a month old and it is packed during lunch hours, I look forward to more meals.

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Lemongrass Pork and Prawn Rice Paper Rolls ($5)

Rice vermicelli cleverly draped over prawns and lemongrass pork and secured with nori,



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Spicy Pulled Pork Burrito with Sriracha and Sour Cream ($5)


The same spicy pulled pork as featured in the bahn mi, turns out the burrito was a better fit with it.  





Fried Spring Rolls ($5)

Bamboo Chicken Spring Rolls with Plum and Mint Dipper

The dough was a tad too thick and minced chicken almost lost in the dough but the  plum and mint was a refreshing surprise at the bottom of the jar.

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The Beef Eater ($9)
Beef Balls, Shin, Tenderloin

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Robust broth with thick slices of tenderloin and shin with al dente rice noodles. This has definitely been tweaked to suit the local palette and would rival the who's-who in the beef noodle business.

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Extra beef, just because it's sucha delicious bowl of pho.


The Flying Pig ($9)
Spicy Pulled Pork

I expected a spicy explosion of flavours with this spicy pulled pork but this ended up a tad too sweet and a hearty pulled pork stuffing. I'm afraid I didn't go flying with the hogs on this one, tasty within the first few bites but the sweetness got the better of me.




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The Fat Pork Rolls ($9)
BBQ Lemongrass Pork Strips

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Fat pork rolls were legit with the jellied rolls of fat between meaty bites. The pickles definitely made this shine and is without a doubt, my favourite flavour on the Bahn Mi menu.

The bahn mis come with  Pate, Pickled Vegetables, Onions, Mayo, Spring Onions and Coriander in a lower arm's length of baguette stuffed and wrapped. Portions are definitely heartier than the usual Vietnamese offerings which I have to thank the Australians for.

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A side of salad ($2). 

Welcome Saigon Boy to CBD, I am loving this new addition and lunch times just got happier.

Saigon Boy Express
Icon Village

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