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summer

artisan's market

Our T-racha Hot Awesome Sauce will be featured at Williams-Sonoma Artisans Market on 7/6 in Lincoln Park 1550 N Fremont St.
(312) 255-0643. Come, taste, and take some home along
with other great products there. Check out some great press on Tasting Table and Chicago Tribune as the “ hot sauce” to take home. 

Picnic Time!

Music in the Park Season is upon us and our favorite two places to go are Millennium Park and Ravinia.

picnic

Don’t forget to pack your favorite banh mi, drinks, and spring rolls. Try our new Chicken Curry Banh Mi!

Chicken curry banh mi

Summer Seasonal Menu

Our Executive Chef Matt Riordan has been going to the weekly Farmer’s market to put fresh produce on new dishes such as Chao Tom (shrimp and pork on sugarcane), 12 spice grilled Amish chicken, and crab cake with yuzu pudding. Try these delicous dishes with our new cocktails concoction made with fresh fruit and herbs.

Fruits and Vegetables

Spark logo
The Star of Ghana restaurant concept in collaboration with Saigon Sisters was the creation of owner Mary Aregoni and 8th grade student Pearl at Discovery Night. Together they shared their cultures through food as they served chicken rice jollof with kimchi and Chocolate Saigon Cinnamon ice cream. To learn more about this program visit http://www.sparkprogram.org.

new spring menu
We are so ready for Spring! We are excited to introduce our “Spring Menu in Harmony with Cocktails”, a  Prix Fixe dinner for $33 starting April 1. Our friends at North Shore Distillery have helped us craft the perfect cocktails to go with each course, or you can choose wine pairings from our exceptional international list - both are optional for $20.

menu

click here to view our full menu on our site


Northwestern memorial hospital
NW mockup
We are very excited for our Grand Opening at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Our sign is up, and you can see our beautiful space from the outside as we prepare it for the opening this Fall. Take a peek as you pass by - you can see our interior take shape over the next few months!

back to school

To celebrate Asian Heritage month, we will be at Northwestern University in Evanston in May to feed students delicious Vietnamese food. Thanks to Sodexo for inviting us to showcase our menu to the students.

Northwestern logo

Spark logo
Also in May, we are excited to host to junior high students through the SPARK mentoring program. Local seventh and eight graders will get to learn about a full day in the life of a restaurant business. We are excited to work with SPARK to show the students what we do best in the culinary and hospitality fields.

on the set
sandwhich king
Sandwich King Jeff Mauro is so funny. We had a blast filming an episode with him at the French Market featuring our Hen House, Chicago Magazine’s 50 Best Sandwiches. Look for our show sometimes in the summer on the Food TV Network.

bacon fest
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We’re back this year and will be sampling Nueske Bacon in our Nem Nuong sandwich (grilled meatball with squid-ink-infused black pearl tapioca, cucumber and Viet herbs -yum!). This sold out event will take place at UIC forum on Saturday April 20th. Visit the Baconfest Chicago official website for more details. 

Artisan Festival
Artisanal Festival
This a FREE tasting and meet-the-maker event featuring producers of artisan cheese, bread, beer, wine, charcuterie, confections, and other food stuffs. Join us at the Chicago French Market from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2012.

cater2.me

Cater2.me has landed in Chicago, and they have signed Saigon Sisters up as one of their first caterers here. The company is hoping to win customers from the city’s growing startup community, as well as the local offices of their existing clients in San Francisco and New York. We are excited to make more office people happy eating delicious and wholesome food!

new products
International Association of Culinary Professionals
2013 Food Writing Finalists

Vietnamese Home Cooking
Vietnamese Home Cooking
By: CHARLES PHAN

In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco’s Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients.

Asian Tofu
Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home
By:
ANDREA NGUYEN

From sleek, silken tofu with delicate toppings to piping-hot fried satchels in a robust sauce, tofu provides a versatile canvas for the intricate flavors and textures that Asian and vegetarian cooks have long enjoyed. America has embraced tofu as a healthy, affordable ingredient. And while it has been welcomed into sophisticated mainstream dining, tofu is often hidden in Western guises and in limited applications. In her third intrepid cookbook, celebrated food writer and teacher ANDREA NGUYEN aims to elevate this time-honored staple to a new place of prominence on every table.


*Available at our French Market Location
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Premium Fish Sauce

Fish Sauce

In Vietnamese, nước mắm means literally “salted fish water.” Red Boat “nước mắm nhi” is the secret ingredient in South East Asian cooking. The savory, sweet, and umami-laden sauce gives dishes a unique, rich and satisfying dimension. www.redboatfishsauce.com

*Available at our French Market Location

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MAROU Chocolate
marou
MAROU crafts the finest single origin Vietnam dark chocolate while working directly with local cacao farmers, sourcing 100% local ingredients (sugar, vanilla, etc.) and employing artisanal production methods.

www.marouchocolate.com

*Available at our Restaurant and French Market Location

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Hand crafted hand bags, purses, and wallets made
with recycled rice bags.
Viet products
*Available at our French Market Location

grass fotter

year of the snakerestaurant week

Join us this year for Restaurant Week from Feb. 1 to 10th with a special pricing of $33 for a 4 course tasting menu. A special Champagne and wine pairing will pair perfectly with each course as an optional choice.
http://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/dining/chicago-restaurant-week/

Restaurant Week Menu
February 1 to 10, 2013

First Course
Choice of:
Spring Roll (Traditional, Daily Special or Vegetarian)
Banh Bao (duck confit,pork belly, or bbq eggplant)

Second Course
Choice of:
Oxtail Beef Pho
Vegetarian Noodle Soup

Third Course
Choice of:
Flank Steak with Vietnamese Coffee Pomme puree
Quinoa with mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, curry butternut squash
Sea Scallops with farro, black garlic aioli, Thai basil

Fourth Course
House Dessert

$33 excluding tax and gratuity
$33 Wine Pairings optional

Valentine's day dinner

Special Menu for Valentine’s Day

First Course
Smoked Shigoku Oyster, cured mango, chicharron, chive

Second Course
Foie gras spring roll, Viet herbs, kumquat mostarda

Third Course
Peekytoe crab, curry tapioca, Asian Pear, fennel, smoked coconut powder

Fourth Course
Char Siu porchetta, truffled celeriac, pickled bok choy, quail egg

Fifth Course
Chocolate ganache, almond curry granola, spiced whipped cream, raspberries

$75 per person excluding tax and gratuity
$40 champagne and wine pairing optional

view Valentine’s Day menu

Charity Events

Jan. 26 to 27
If you love travel and food then you need to check out the Travel & Adventure show this year. We will be on the culinary stage from 11:00 am to 11:30 am on Sat 1/26 showcasing the wonder of Vietnamese cuisine. What a great way to start out the New Year with travel and food in mind! www.adventureexpo.com

Feb. 8
We are proud to participate in this year’s Chicago’s Hottest Party to raise money for breast cancer research at the River East Center. It promises to be a fun and delicious time and for a great cause. Get your tickets early! www.tickledpinkchicago.com/event

Feb. 28
At the Divine Dine & Wine Event, we will showcase our delicious classic banh mi sampling to go with the best wine. This event is to raise money for the WCA (West Central Association). It will be held at Venue One from 6pm-9pm on Randolph Street. Come enjoy great samplings and support local businesses in the West Loop areas with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/297479150355462/?ref=22


This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

Saigon Sisters is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.

Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Come in on November 24th and you’ll get a free complimentary dessert per two people.

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

hen house

The Hen House
Saigon Sisters

Caramelized chunks of dark and white meat chicken meld with a lemongrass-ginger marinade, and the ever-important baguette attains the flawless combo of chewy and crusty, ensuring that this banh mi rules the roost.

- Chicago Magazine

Join the D.L.S. for A Culinary Journey at Saigon Sisters

northwestern hospital

Saigon Sisters is pleased to announce a new addition to the family - introducing a third location in Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 251 E. Huron St. in downtown Chicago. This new Streeterville location will feature a 1,100-square-foot newly designed space for Saigon Sisters, as well as general seating available in the food court on the second floor of the Galter Pavilion. Expect the same quality and delicious offerings of their signature Banh Mi’s, Pho, Spring Rolls, Banh Bao and Rice Bowls at this new location in addition to breakfast which will include Vietnamese coffee and Op La Banh Mi - the Vietnamese take on a breakfast egg sandwich with pork & Chinese sausage. This new space is designed by Moss Architecture + Design and will have a similar look and feel as the restaurant space, with wood and industrial materials helping to create an inviting ambiance.

For more informaiton, please contact us at info@saigonsisters.com

Continuing our look at some of my favorite bites inside the Chicago French Market, this little gem is made-to-order.

Now that the Air & Water show is over, we all know that fall is just around the corner. It will be a busy September for us and we hope that you will join in these fun events after Labor Day weekend.

chicago gourmet
We are excited to be sampling our tasty dishes to go with the great wines & spirits at Millenium Park for the Bon Appétit Chicago Gourmet on Sept. 30th in Millenium Park. We will also take part of the Dine Around Special 3-course dinner menu for $35 during the whole month of September, offering a unique dining experience as well as a chance to earn a free ticket to the event!!
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windy city
Where can you sample 270 different wines from around the world for $28? This year’s best wine tasting event will be held at Buckingham Fountain from 9/7 to 9/8. You will need good food to pair with the wines, so look for us in the restaurants section serving savory bites and sweets.
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green tie ball
This will be our second year taking part in the Green Tie Ball festivities to raise money to help beautify Chicago expressways, greenways, & neighborhoods. Get your best green outfit on and get ready to eat and drink well at this year’s Alice in Wonderland themed ball
www.gatewaygreen.org/news_events/green-tie-ball/

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magic flute
We love Chicago theater and art scene. So we’ve packaged a pre-dinner special at our restaurant before the Magic Flute opera at the Harris Theater. It is featured in Daily Candy.
 http://chicagooperatheater.org/

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Last but not least, we are proud and honored to be reviewed and rated by Chicago Magazine and Zagat with “very good” and “blown-away” ratings. We will continue to strive for excellence as we develop our exciting fall menu.
2 star

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.
  From Zagat: “Banh mi me, baby!” implore “blown-away” boosters of this West Loop Vietnamese sister to the French Market stall where “interesting” fare boasting “bright flavors” tastes “upscale” but comes at “downscale prices”; “helpful” servers elevate the “basic” wood and steel space, but with limited seating, you may need to “get there in off hours” to snag a spot.
As rated in the 2012/13 Chicago Restaurant Guide

farmers market

We <3 MCA Farmer’s Market
Every Tuesday until Oct 25, 2012, 10 am – 2 pm

We are excited to be back this year serving our Classic Banh mi, Vegetarian Banh mi and Spring rolls. You can enjoy them on a picnic,
at home, or on the steps of the MCA every Tuesdays starting June 25th.
While you are there, check out wonderful fresh produce, flowers, and cheese from the local farmers and stay for the MCA “Tuesdays on the Terrace” live Jazz concert from 5pm to 7pm. Check their website for more information www.mcachicago.org/


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pho for 4

Phở For Four
$80
We are bringing our trademark Vietnamese street foods of Banh mi, Pho, and Spring Rolls to your home. The “Pho for 4” party started out for only special clients, but then we realized why not share it with all
of our customers and friends.

The party package contains fresh ingredients and easy instructions for you to assemble at home.

Pho To Go Party package includes the following:
4 Pho (Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian)
4 Spring Rolls (Choice of shrimp or tofu) with peanut sauce
4 Banh Mi (any choice from our regular lunch menu)

Please Note: Pho and Banh Mi were refrigerated so they will need to
be assembled and reheated at your destination. Spring rolls will be premade so no assembly is required, just eat on the day of delivery. Rice paper can get hard on second day.
*Pho Soup broth are packed in separate containers from the noodles, meats/tofu, bean sprout packets, hoisin, and hot sauces
**Sauce for Spring Rolls can be substituted with either Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese fish sauce dressing) or Sweet and Sour Sauce
***Banh Mi Sandwiches will come with instructions on how to put them together and reheated at your home or party.

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Customer’s review:
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night, thanks to you. I knew when
I picked up the food that I had too much for just 4 of us, but the good news is that we get to enjoy some today as well. The spring rolls were a perfect starter. The pho turned out beautifully with the instructions. The boiling broth quickly cooked the beef, and the added sprouts and herbs really enhanced the dish. Our friends are looking to try this again soon at the market or restaurant. The Banh Mi capped off a great meal. I followed the recipe on the containers, and they were delicious.


Thank you so much. We may try this again for others. It’s a pretty easy way to have a unique and easy-to-prepare meal. –Brian from Chicago

pick-up or delivery (delivery charge of $10 within 2 miles of  radius of restaurant)
must order at least one day in advance
Call 773-383-8828 or email orders@saigonsisters.com

View all available Catering Options

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Introducing Wild Ophelia Gourmet Chocolate from Vosges

Available at both the restaurant and French market location.
wild ophelia