5 Comber Street, Paddington NSW 2021
I Came, I Saw, I Ate It!
Jennifer Lam from Jenius food blog did a great job last night in promoting her new book 'I Ate My Way Through Singapore & Vietnam' with support from SaigonSaigon who provided the Vietnamese catering and Aja Wines who provided the drinks. The gallery space was packed with a supportive crowd of fans and food bloggers — so full in fact that the heat inside the gallery felt like Vietnam as the crowd fanned themselves with brochures — how authentic. The friendly service staff were from a TAFE hospitality course and brought around trays of SaigonSaigon's Summer Rolls, Autumn Rolls, Deep Fried Prawn Wontons and Spring Rolls. My favourites were the Summer Rolls with prawn and chicken (or might have been pork) and the Deep Fried Prawn Wontons — I lost count how many I consumed. All went down well with the light tasting Dry White and Moscato Rosé.
I noticed SaigonSaigon has sugar cane prawns on the menu and wonder if they are like the version at Thanh Binh in Cabramatta which are my favourite. I'm always on the look out for a good salt & pepper squid and also curious to know how their $23 soft shell crab might compare to the delicious one at Snakebean Asian Diner. Hopefully when I'm next in the Glebe area I'll try more of their dishes. If I'd known about these guys before my last birthday I could have saved time worrying about preparing fresh rolls myself.
Deep fried prawn wontons
SaigonSaigon menu and cards
Ladies on the right wrapped the rolls
The Heart of Food in blogging mode
Try and work out which one he was taking here on Flickr
Fellow food bloggers
Food bloggers fanning themselves in the gallery heat
Food bloggers deciding where to go next