Vietnamese restaurants are nothing new in Bangkok and it’s hard to muster enough excitement over yet another one, but we couldn’t help but be intrigued when we found out that this new eatery has a menu dedicated to authentic Saigon recipes.
Son of Saigon is run by Shaun Pham, a Vietnamese cooking aficionado whose passion for his home country’s cuisine pushed him to put up his own restaurant. “We moved to the States when I was five, and our mom never let us forget where we came from, which is why she always cooked us Vietnamese food.”
Armed with both skills and recipes inherited from his mother, Shaun turned an empty space in front of Sky Residence on Soi Thonglor 25 into a tribute to Saigonese cuisine, with a focus on popular street fare such as bánh mì (baguette sandwiches) and bún thịt nướng (cold vermicelli rice noodles).
The bánh mì at Son of Saigon includes the eatery's signature aromatic roasted pork (B260) and grilled chicken (B250). But they also serve the more classic Vietnamese sausage and pâté (B220) or fried eggs (B200).
Equally impressive are the hearty noodle bowls, served with your choice of grilled pork (B260), grilled chicken (B250), or a pork and chicken combo (B275). Each bowl of bún thịt nướng is packed with fresh vegetables and light rice noodles, and mixed with sweet and tangy dressing.
You can also explore more Vietnamese eats like pan-fried eggs with bread (from B220) or, if you’d like some sweet snacks to nibble on, the coconut toast (B100).
The premium Vietnamese weasel coffee is one of the more intriguing entries on the drinks menu. This special blend has a unique flavor profile with hints of caramel, coconut and nuts and is used to make a variety of caffeinated brews, including hot drip (B120) and iced drip (B140) options.
While you’re enjoying these Vietnamese delights, check out the colorful wall art by Vietnamese artist Phu Anh Tran, which depicts renowned Saigon attractions like the Bitexco skyscraper and Tan Dinh Church.