A Saigon Café
Consistency. That’s what you’ll find at Jennifer Nguyen’s Saigon Café. I know this because I’ve been eating her food ever since she was a one-woman show on Lower Main Street in the early 90s.
I recommend the Vietnamese burrito, a fun, interactive dish served with chargrilled marinated beef or tofu, rice paper wrappers and a mountain of fresh veggie condiments. My other go-to is a specialty of the house — the Tom Ram, a.k.a., Garden Party Shrimp. The prawns are fried crisp then sautéed in a highly-seasoned sauce with nam pla, onions and other secret ingredients which, when blended together, simply cry out for a bowl of rice. Either dish will leave you with a happy opu (belly).
1792 Main Street, Wailuku, (808) 243-9560