Restaurant: Little Saigon Big Bangkok
Address: 2175 Villalon Subdivision Andres Abellana Extension Guadalupe Cebu City
(If you are coming from Cebu City and driving turn right just right after Guadalupe Barangay Hall. They are located right after Racdaes Japanese Language School)
Contact Number: 09173119859 and 032 415 0228
Food: fresh street food, Vietnam and Thai style
Mode of Payment: Cash
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 12noon-10PM
May be out of the way but the food was worth the drive. Little Saigon Big Bangkok or LSBB is one of those Cebu home-turned-restaurant with a soul and passion to deliver good food on each plate. Taking inspiration from the street foods of Thailand and Vietnam, let LSBB take you to a culinary adventure to Bangkok and Saigon.
Making it more interesting, Little Saigon Big Bangkok or LSBB does not hand out a menu like any other resto but they have this big cork board that displays the menu of the day. The menu changes everyday depending on the fresh ingredients they get to gather for the day giving you more reasons to go back and try out the other dishes on a different day.
Starting the meal with Roti Canai. Though roti canai is often found in Malaysia and Indonesia, thought this was a great addition to the LSBB asian menu. The peanut sauce made it Thai-ish with that sweet spicy flavor. Roti Canai at 150php.
Hanoi Grilled Pork, 250php. Strips of sweet marinated pork grilled and sided with sautéed veggies. One of LSBB’s bestsellers.
Bun Cha, 275php. Bun Cha is a Vietnames dish thats translates to grilled pork soup. The LSBB Bun Cha platter comes with a bowl of broth of fish sauce, rice noodles, grilled pork, grilled meat balls and vietnamese spring roll. So the Bun Cha platter comes with a verbal how-to-eat instructions from the waiter. Kiefer (our server’s name) tells us , first get a piece of lettuce then put any of the dry ingredients on top of it, then roll the leaf, then dip on the broth, then to the mouth. Don’t be afraid to be messy, these are street food inspired cuisine. 😉
A house specialty drink – Herbal Iced Tea, 45php. It’s made with peppermint, lemon grass, lime, ginger and sugar.
So after that hefty Thai/Vietnamese street food extravaganza, let’s get down to dessert!
Making it to my list of favorite desserts is Kaffir Lime- Mango Ice Cream, 75php. Though it’s not as smooth as commercial ice creams, this one is naturally mango sweet with a hint of zesty citrus flavor from kaffir lime. Yum!
Sticky Rice Mango Roll with Honey, 100php. Am a fan of puto and mango but this one am not much a fan of. I thought frying it, made it more sinful and oily, and thought it could use a bit more of mango. Or maybe I was just too full. 🙂
Thank you for reading this blogpost and join us again for another piggin out session! ^_^
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