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Monday, May 06, 2013

Saigon Cafe - Everything They Say Is True!

I finally got to experience what many of my blogger friends are talking about...the good food of Saigon Cafe, albeit an abbreviated one.  Together with two co-workers, I decided to go for the Pho Bo Friday Special last April 26.   As I wrote in my previous post, the location of the place and the time were mainly the reasons why I did not go with my blogger friends when they checked out the place.  Surprisingly, although out of my usual way, the place was not hard to find.  From Pepsi, all I did was to go straight ahead, then turned left into the Marapara road (you can see the sign: Bacolod Golf and Country Club), then again going straight and turned left in the first corner I saw (thank you Glady of Experience Negros for pointing out that it was in the street right after Marapara Golf).  But it was in this narrow street that I got a little lost since I was looking for a big sign.  Asking around, I was pointed in the direction of a house with a bamboo fence.  As we approached the open gate, Sylvia Gerangue, Chef of Saigon Cafe was there to welcome us.  Although quite early (5:30 PM) some people were already there ahead of us and I knew one of them!  The place was simple and homey, but with a great zen-like atmosphere.  The owners had really maximized what limited space they had  and even decorated one wall with a bamboo mural to give it a more authentic ambience.  

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