Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Sip of Saigon - A Must Try Modern Vietnamese Restaurant & Cafe with Some of the Best Vietnamese Food, Drink, Desserts, and Service in Sparks, Nevada

Combination Pho: sliced rare beef, beef brisket, and meatballs.  Don't forget to dunk your meat in hoisin and siracha sauce. 
Saigon Bahn Mi Sandwich: Vietnamese Ham, Pate, Mayo, Jalapeno, Cucumber, Cilantro, Green Onion, House Pickles on a Toasted French Baguette. My Favorite.
Tiramisu made by an Italian Chef.  On the strong side, but oh so good. 
Macarons imported from France.  They're amazing.  Raspberry is my current favorite. 

1272 Disc Dr. 
Sparks, NV 89436

Vietnamese cuisine is among one of the most popular cuisines around the world.  

It is known for its perfectly balanced, aromatic, and unique flavor profiles that are subtle, yet bold, and its usage of fresh and bright ingredients.

Here in Reno, we're fortunate to have a good amount of options, including an amazing and more modern one called Sip of Saigon, with "Sip" representing the various coffees and coolers offered here, and "Saigon" representing the area of Vietnam that influences their style of cooking.  

Sip of Saigon is taking Reno by storm and has already landed itself at #2 on Yelp's Top 50 Restaurants in Sparks, recognized for its delicious and comforting eats, unique and tasty drinks, quality desserts, and friendly and responsive service.

Pork Belly Bahn Mi is FIRE.  You will not find a better one in town. 
Tofu, Pork, and Shrimp available Spring Rolls.  They are some of the best in town, with the freshest ingredients and quality sauces. 

At Sip of Saigon you can taste some of the most popular dishes known in Vietnamese Cuisine:

*Bahn Mi - a unique Vietnamese style sandwich that traditionally calls for a french baguette filled with a Vietnamese protein or combination of (ham, sausage, BBQ pork, pate), pickled vegetables (carrots and daikon), fresh ingredients (cilantro, fresh jalapenos) and is topped with a vinegarette.

*Pho (puh) - a savory and light noodle soup that traditionally comes with a choice of meat (thinly sliced), rice noodles, and is topped with loads of fresh ingredients (usually mint, basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, fresh sliced jalapenos, thinly sliced onions, and fresh lime). 

*Spring Rolls - a salad roll made of rice paper, protein (tofu, shrimp, pork, beef), vermicelli rice noodles, and fresh veggies (lettuce, carrots) and served with a sauce (peanut sauce or  a classic Vietnamese dipping sauce made of vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, lime, and sweet chili sauce).

Strawberry Yuzu Lemonade 
Egg Rolls: available in Chicken, Pork, and Vegetarian

Sip of Saigon has been creating a buzz around town since its grand opening about seven months ago.

A lot of its success has to do with its owner, Kate, who prioritizes quality food and always caters to her customers, often greeting them personally and checking in to make sure of their satisfaction. 

You can find Kate at the restaurant often, involved in the preparation and delivery of food and behind the scenes constantly thinking up ways she can keep the restaurant up to date and provide the best experiences for her customers.  

Her constant expansion of her menu and seasonal and holiday offerings keep things interesting and keep her customers coming back for more. 

Not only does Kate serve the best and most authentic Bahn Mi and one of the best bowls on Pho in town, she also has the most legit Vietnamese Coffee.

If you're not familiar with this style of coffee, it's known for being more robust and strong with a distinct sweetness (from the usage of condensed milk).  If you're a coffee lover and haven't tried this yet, this is a must try.  If you're sensitive to coffee, you may want to get all the flavor without all the caffeine and opt for decaf. 

On top of coffee, Sip of Saigon offers specialty non-caffeinated drinks and lattes like Strawberry Yuzu Lemonade and Ube (purple yam)Latte.

To top things off the right way, the restaurant offers amazing desserts, including authentic macarons, tiramisu, chocolate truffles, almond cookies, and more.  

Also available are pastries like breakfast croissants, Bahn mi sandwiches, egg tarts, and other various baked treats. 

Right now I'm obsessed with Sip of Saigon's Spring Drinks.  They are refreshing, unique, delicious, and perfect for the adventurous foodie.  If you take a look around town, you'll find that you won't be able to find these drinks just anywhere. Pandan (tropical plant) Dreams is my current addiction.

Everything I've eaten has been amazing here.  I can go into much more detail about why I love everything, but I'll spare you the agony and let you discover what's to love about this hidden gem on your own. 

If you're looking for the perfect place for authentic Vietnamese cuisine, friendly service, and other unique menu items, Sip of Saigon will not disappoint.

Hope you make it out to this gem and show them some love by following them on social media and spreading the word to friends and family. 

Peace, Love, & Respect,

Ube Latte: strong coffee flavor with flavor subtle ube hints

*Follow them on Instagram for updates on menu items, seasonal and holiday offerings, and raffle+give away information
*Only authentic Bahn Mi in town that uses Vietnamese ham and pate
*Grab a side of hoisin and siracha (front counter next to utensils and water) and dunk you meats and spring rolls in and slather it on your sandwich for added kick and flavor
*Some vegetarian/vegan options available, but no vegetarian pho broth available
*You can build your own Pho
*The offer hot tea pots and fresh drip Vietnamese coffee on request
*Plenty of parking available
*They open brunch time
*Kate has eaten around the world and shares her experiences through her food and drink
*Outdoor seating during summer available
*Offers chocolate covered strawberries during Valentine's Day

Spring Drinks Menu 2022. Pandan Dreams is my current favorite.


***Menu subject to change.  Placed here to give readers and idea of what they offer.  Please visit their website for their most current menu.  5/10/2022 . Click to enlarge. 

Categorized Under "Good Eats" ---> "Vietnamese"

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