Banh Mi So #1 - Saigon Gourmet
St. Louis, MO 63118
- Sun, Tue-Sat 11am-10pm
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, ATM/Debit
- Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
Riverfront Times' Description
You might visit this charming South Grand spot for banh mi - it's in the name, after all - delicious sandwiches with thinly sliced meat, pickled vegetables and sometimes pté on a crusty baguette. Or you might decide to test the neon sign in the window that proclaims the best spring rolls in St. Louis. These, too, won't disappoint. Or you might just settle for a simple bowl of pho, redolent of cilantro and basil, or paper-thin char-grilled pork over rice sauced with nuoc cham that hits the perfect spot between sweet and spicy. Whatever you choose, husband-and-wife owners Thomas and Lynne Truong will make sure you leave their restaurant full and happy.
The flavors dance on your tongue! Banh Mi So #1-Saigon Gourmet has been on the STL food scene for twenty years, and the quality of the food has only improved with time. Farm-fresh and high-quality ingredients are prepared simply but oh-so-well to create layers of flavor and texture in a true celebration of Vietnamese cuisine at this hidden gem of a restaurant. And yes, the... More >>
The flavors dance on your tongue! Banh Mi So #1-Saigon Gourmet has been on the STL food scene for twenty years, and the quality of the food has only improved with time. Farm-fresh and high-quality ingredients are prepared simply but oh-so-well to create layers of flavor and texture in a true celebration of Vietnamese cuisine at this hidden gem of a restaurant. And yes, the Vietnamese spring rolls are divinely delicious; try the special grilled marinated pork if itâs available and the chicken or shrimp spring rolls are worthy choices, too. The Bahn Mi sandwiches are fabulousâmy husband indulged in the Banh Mi Dat Biet (Signature Triple Crown pork sandwich with seasoned pork, specialty ham, pork slices, and pate) while I enjoyed the Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Signature pork meatball sandwich). And, yes, it is worth the extra $1.50 to double up on the meat! The Soups are also wonderful, my husband and I shared the special Spicy Beef Soup that was on the daily specials board and we were not disappointed by the pops of hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors that are layered throughout the bowl.
Donât be afraid to try anything on the menu â your mouth and stomach will thank you when youâve enjoyed the variety.
Tips from foursquare
Sandwiches here are the best hangover food
They're going out of town for 2 weeks starting May 24th, so get the best Vietnemese food in the Lou before it's too late!
Best Spring Rolls in St. Louis- no lie!!
This place is on my St. Louis must list.... Spring rolls are the best I have ever had!! Fried sweet potatoes with shrimp is awesome also!
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Reviews and News
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Best Of Awards
There are any number of reasons that Banh Mi So #1 – Saigon Gourmet is the perpetual winner of this... More on Best Spring Rolls »
It's difficult to find something new to say about the nearly perennial — four times in the past... More on Best Vietnamese Restaurant »
Stop! Bite! Look! Three words for judging spring rolls. Stop! Don't dunk them in that over-sweet chili... More on Best Spring Rolls »
Look, Banh Mi So #1 has the best spring rolls in St. Louis. This paper has said so multiple times,... More on Best Vietnamese Restaurant »
How do we know Banh Mi So has the best spring rolls in town? Because the restaurant displays a neon sign on... More on Best Spring Rolls »
Banh Mi So #1 began humbly back in 1994, selling its namesake pork-and-pickle-stuffed baguettes... More on Best Vietnamese Restaurant »
Black or white, hoosier or epicure, any soulful mortal's stomach swells with the same satisfied... More on Best Vietnamese Restaurant »
Gourmet beef jerky? This stuff is usually considered a guilty pleasure, if a pleasure at all. It might be... More on Best Beef Jerky »