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Saigon Eden

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Saigon Eden banh cuon
Photograph: Time Out/Patricia Kelly Yeo

Time Out says

This restaurant with outposts in Alhambra and San Gabriel traces its culinary lineage to Pho 79, the James Beard Award-winning eatery down in Orange County. Run by another branch of the Tran family, Saigon Eden offers a bright, clear beef pho simmered for 12 hours—and so much more. The dizzying all-day menu offers a breadth of well-executed Vietnamese cuisine you won’t find outside of the 626, but you can winnow your focus with a few of our personal favorites: the banh cuon, which folds springy wood ear mushrooms and ground pork into steamed rice paper crepes; the bun rieu—a northern tomato-rich broth full of shrimp and crab; and a solid version of bright yellow banh xeo. Unlike other spots around town, Saigon Eden also serves chao—a simple, nourishing rice porridge perfect for sick days or cold weather.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo


29 S Garfield Ave
Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 9am–9pm
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