Monday, October 26, 2015

Saigon Square, Melbourne CBD by Bureaucrat

The revamp of Menzies Alley has resulted in several new eateries lining this alleyway.  With a menu and prices to entice the nearby office dwellers to part with their money at lunchtime, I was tempted to try Saigon Square.

Saigon Square, Melbourne Central
In line with my ordering preferences at a Vietnamese restaurant, I ordered a bun (warm vermicelli salad).  But uncharacteristically, I ordered five spice grilled beef instead as the betel wrapped beef was sold out (and I wasn't tempted enough to go for the chicken or crab options).

For $10, this was bun was disappointing.  The noodles were a tad under-cooked.  There was a small handful of salad, with even less amount of herbs.  And the five spice beef was dry.  I didn't enjoy this and didn't feel full.

Verdict

We wouldn't return

Overall

I'd definitely recommend you seek out the other Vietnamese eateries near Saigon Square.  Both Ba'get and Rice Paper are similarly priced, have bigger and more generous serves and offer tastier food.

Find it at

Menzies Alley
(near the corner of Elizabeth and LaTrobe Streets)
Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Melbourne

Saigon Square Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

2 comments:

Sally Li said...

Hey I'm surprised you didn't enjoy it. You should have gone for the rice paper rolls or the bhanh mi. This is what they do good at.

Have you tried Chillbro Palatas next door? They do great ice cream and if you check into Yelp there is free ice cream on Wednesday

I'm still yet to do a review on Saigon square. I only went there once

EatAndBeMerry ForTomorrowWeDiet said...

Hi Sally, I haven't tried Chillbro next door. Thanks for the tip about the free ice cream!

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