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Saigon Sisters

Restaurants, Vietnamese West Loop
Recommended
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Why would the family that runs Saigon Sisters in the French Market open a second restaurant less than a block away? I meant to ask during a recent visit to the new location. But then the bao combo happened: Three soft buns wrapped around three different fillings—wagyu beef touched with coconut milk, pork belly tossed in a dark barbecueish sauce and chicken cloaked in caramel. The flavors run sweet, but they’re offset by daikon and jalapeño, and the result was delicious enough to distract me from my question.

Then came the lobster fritters, stuck like lollipops on the end of lemongrass sticks. Perhaps lobster corn dogs didn’t fly at Lollapalooza, but these things are a wonder: Crumb-coated lobster that retains its tenderness. Following that, the op la, an overwhelming plate of fried pork products (Chinese sausage, pork belly) next to two perfect fried eggs. I’m supposed to eat this? I thought. But then I started, and it was hard to stop.

There was the issue of my question, though. I tried to ask it between the entrées and dessert, but the che came too quickly. The dense sweet potato pudding, candied taro root on top, took all my concentration, and all my senses. It was so salty, so sweet, so unusually delicious. “How have I never had this before?” I wondered aloud. At the time, it was the only question that seemed relevant.

By: David Tamarkin

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Address: 567 W Lake St
Chicago
60661
Cross street: between Clinton and Jefferson Sts
Transport: El stop: Green, Pink to Clinton. Bus: 8, 14, 20, 56, 125.
Price: Average main course: $15
Contact:
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)
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Special offers

Beer and Bao Special

Enjoy $4 Tiger and any single Bao for $2.50 Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, includes service. Valid For: 1 - 20 People Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

Offer valid until Aug 10 2118

20% off Dine-in Only from 2:30pm - 5:00pm on weekdays (Tues-Thur)

Dine-in only, exclude holidays and cannot combine with any other offers Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, includes service. Valid For: 1 - 20 People Tue-Thu 2:30PM-5:00PM

Offer valid until Jun 19 2118

Buy 1 Bao and get another 1 on us

We are sharing some Bao love this month to give you 2 Baos for the price of 1. This is for dine in only. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, includes service. Valid For: 1 - 20 People Tue-Thu 4:00PM-6:45PM

Offer valid until Jun 14 2118

Users say (1)

3 out of 5 stars