Kingston Eats: Saigon Delights

The only entrée that is worth trying is the chả giò.  The rest was very mediocre and tasteless.  I visited the Division St store which is loacated inside a house.  The restaurant is clean but I don’t like how the washroom door and the kitchen door were both wide open.

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $-$$

0411 Chả giò (Saigon Delights)Chả giò
Our famous deep-fried spring rolls, which are made from scratch daily, are filled with delicious minced pork and shrimp mixture, wrapped in rice paper and served with Nuoc Mam.

0512 Phố (Saigon Delights)Phố
A traditional beef noodle soup.  Vietnamese rice noodles layered with medium-well beff in our homemade broth.  Garnished with white onions, green onions and cilantro, garlic oil, lemon and served with hoisin sauce and Sriracha.
One of the most disgusting phố I’ve had.  The soup was flavourless and the beef cuts were very tough.

0411 Bún chả giò thịt nướng, with shrimp (Saigon Delights)

Bún chả giò thịt nướng, with shrimp
This dish is a signature dish of Vietnamese cooking and the handsdown favourite at Saigon Delights.  Vietnamese rice noodles, spring rolls and your choice of grilled meat, topped with fresh greens and roasted peanuts.  Served with nuoc mam to flavour.
Chả giò was freshly made.  It had a nice crunch and the fillings were moist and flavourful.  There’s also quite a bit of filling in it.  Noodle was not overcooked, it was not dry or too soggy.  I know a lot of people recommend this dish, and I can see why.  Definitely not overrated.

0411 Bánh xèo (Saigon Delights)Bánh xèo
Vietnamese-style crêpes made from a blend of rice flour, coconut milk and yellow curry, filled with minced chicken, shrimp and sprouts, topped with fresh greens and served with nuoc mam to flavour.
It’s a very nice bánh xèo.  It’s crispy on the outside but soft in the inside.  Filling was also very moist and tasty.  It’s also not too greasy.

0411 Cốm xào mạng cari (Saigon Delights)Cốm xào mạng cari
A tasty dish of beef, peppers and bamboo shoots, done in red curry and served over a bed of rice (Spicy)

0411Cơm thịt xào xa (Saigon Delights)Cơm thịt xào xa
A deliciously spicy stir-fry of beef, with lemon grass and peanuts and served over a bed of rice.

0411 Iced Coffee (Saigon Delights)Iced Coffee
It’s a pleasant discovery that they serve it the coffee in the traditional drip style.  A long time ago I ordered iced coffee and Mekong (which I expected to be served in a drip style) but it just came out as a plain cup of coffee with condensed milk already stirred in.

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Saigon Delights

217 Division Street, Kingston ON
K7K 3Z2
(613) 536-5460 ‎


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