I love Vietnamese cuisines, especially their delicious Pho and delectable Banh Mi. But Vietnamese cuisines usually contains pork as their main ingredients, so finding a restaurant that serves pork-free or a Halal Vietnamese cuisine can be quite a challenge. Lucky for me though, there’s a new Vietnamese restaurant around in Klang Valley that serves Muslim-friendly Vietnamese cuisine.
Using only Halal certified products and suppliers, Super Saigon Cafe focuses on being the first Muslim friendly Vietnamese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. There are two Super Saigon Cafe in Kuala Lumpur so far. One in TTDI and another one in Sri Hartamas.
I’ve had the privilege to dine at the one in Sri Hartamas. The welcoming interior of the restaurant takes inspiration from the colours of Asia and Mykonos, Greece, resulting in beautiful porcelain inspirations, generous white walls and bright blue with a touch of gold interior. The comfortable al-fresco seating on the other hand is perfect for an island feel.
Here’s what I had at Super Saigon Cafe Sri Hartamas; Special Beef Combination Pho, Stir Fry Teow Noodles with Sliced Beef, Rice Paper Chicken&Prawns,Marinated Ox Tail Banh Mi, Mixed Chicken Cold Cuts Banh Mi, Iced Vietnamese Coffee, Sam Po Leung and fresh coconut juice.
Pronounced as ‘fuh’, pho is renowned as Vietnam’s most popular dish and is often enjoyed for breakfast and lunch and here’s the Super Saigon Special Beef Combination Pho. Very flavourful and very ‘beefy’. The soup was beautifully done and it was pretty pleasing on the palate, with tender beef chunks and all that. This Vietnamese beef noodles come in generous sharing portion, but a big eater will find the portion is just right.
Stir Fry Teow Noodles with Sliced Beef is something I would personally recommend if you like your noodles to be savoury and saucy but not overly done. Similar to the Special Beef Combination Pho, this plate for noodles also comes in a huge portion.
Rice Paper Chicken&Prawns Rolls. Served with a side of sweet peanut sauce dipping, this Rice Paper Chicken&Prawn Rolls is a must try over here.
All of the Banh Mi sandwiches over here are are made fresh to order. I’m a huge fan of the Vietnames Banh Mi sandwiches, so I picked two of their chef’s recommended; Marinated Ox Tail Banh Mi and Mixed Chicken Cold Cuts Banh Mi. Here’s the Marinated Ox Tail Banh Mi. It sure does not disappoint. The Marinated Ox Tail Banh Mi was not just filling but addictive as well. It comes with bird’s eye chillies by default, though. If you are not a fan of spicy sandwiches, do request it to be omited upon ordering.
Mixed Chicken Cold Cuts Banh Mi was simple and fuss free. It’s something I would recommend if you want a quick and filling bite. Similar to the Marinated Ox Tail Banh Mi, this Banh Mi also comes with bird’s eye chillies by default. So, do request it to be omitted if you are not a fan of all things chillies or spicy stuff.
We had Iced Vietnamese Coffee, Sam Po Leung and fresh coconut juice to quench our thirst and to wash everything down with.
Overall, the dining experience here in Super Saigon Cafe is a pleasant one.The best part of all? You can dine with your Muslim family and friends over here. A revisit to this cafe is definitely in schedule.
For more info on Super Saigon Cafe, please refer to the information below:
Super Saigon Sri Hartamas
2, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Taman Sri Hartamas, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Open daily: 10AM–10:30PM