Saigon Sisters

567 W Lake
Chicago, IL
312-496-0090
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Description

This hip uber-urban extension of the popular French Market stand offers traditional banh mi and soups at lunch and a more ambitious upscale menu at dinner. That’s when brightly innovative turns on classic Vietnamese dishes stretch globally, as in a quinoa salad of hen of the woods (mushrooms) and roasted baby eggplant with roasted garlic shallot purée. The same goes for the grilled confit octopus on cuttlefish-ink rice spiced with Japanese togarashi. Cao lau—fresh egg noodles to mix with braised pork cheeks, Chinese broccoli, pork rinds, fish cake, and housemade sambal—makes a fine shareable entrée. Impressive wines.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: Chicago French Market, 131 N Clinton; 312-496-0094.

Reviewed

Dishes We Liked

Mussels in sake ($14), Berkshire pork shoulder ssäm with five-spice rub and lettuce wrap ($20), Vietnamese fried rice ($8), artisanal flavor-of-the-day sorbet ($7)

Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: West Loop/West Town
Noteworthy: High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: L Mon-Fri, D Mon-Sat.
Date Opened: 10/1/2010