One of the culinary features of the part of Winnipeg I live in, is it’s profliferation of Vietnamese restaurants. A quick check of Google Maps lists at least 18 within at most 12 blocks of my house. Some have been there for a very long time, and it seems that there are always new ones popping up. One such restaurant, that if not entirely new, (the restaurants in the are also move around from time to time), is Saigon Star, which recently opened on Sargent Avenue, just east of Arlington Street.
This puts the restaurant just across the street from Pho Binh Minh. Some places are known for having multiple Starbucks on one corner. In my neighbourhood you are much more likely to have multiple Vietnamese restaurants on one corner. We definitely have the better end of the deal in this case.
Not only are there two Vietnamese restaurants across the street from each, but I also had to pass two other Vietnamese restaurants before I got to Saigon Star. Continue reading