Now that it seems as if winter has come back to us and it was cold last night I walked by this place and immediately wanted to shove my face in a big bowl of Pho! Saigon Shack located in the Greenwich Village section of NYC is one of those spots to dive into a tasty hot bowl of Pho on a blustery raw day to warm your insides with some terrific Vietnamese comfort eats.
As usual, this place was packed. Had to wait for a few minutes to grab a seat. As I was solo last night it was easy to score a stool up by the counter as people chow down pretty quick here and move along. What’s cool is that a waitress keeping track of those on line took our orders in advance so when I sat down the food was placed in front of me almost within a minute or two. I didn’t have to drool too long while seeing those around me slurp up their delicious looking Pho.
Since I was starving I ordered a few Vietnamese specialties to safisfy my growling stomach.
S.S. Spicy Brisket Banh Mi sandwich. Holy meat coma Batman this was so delish! Hand carved brisket topped w/ sauteed onion, pineapple & spicy au jus sauce. It was almost melt in my mouth awesomeness!
Classic Beef Pho. One huge bowl of steaming happiness. Lots of noodles and fresh thinly sliced beef. They give you a plate on the side full of sprouts and lime to add in, along with a few bottles of sauces to add extra kick. A little Siracha sprinkled in and I was good to go! Happily slurped up my meal while splattering it all over my shirt but I didn’t care. Pho is not meant to be eaten in a neat way. Bury your face in and have at it!
Bowl of the classic pho and spicy brisket banh mi sandwich hit the spot! $8 each was fine by me! I’m craving this meal again already on a cold day and will be back for sure.
Saigon Shack – https://saigonshack.squarespace.com/