Street Foods of Ho Chi Minh City!

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230 21st Street East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B9

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A dinner for explorers! A marvelous 10-course meal featuring a Vietnamese family's favorite street food from their home country.

About this Event

World Travel Awards has chosen Vietnam as Asia’s Leading Culinary Destination: "Vietnamese cuisine has crossed the national border and has become one of the world's 'must-try' experiences."

Our Off The Menu Events let you explore international cuisines without having to book an expensive flight. We work with our Chef Partners to bring you the authentic flavours of their cultures with no compromises. Our goal is to create events that feature dishes that are not normally seen on restaurants menus; dishes that allow chefs to explore their creativity and re-engage with their roots. This is a wonderful way to explore culture, the world of flavour and meet new people!

THE MENU

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  • One Alcoholic Drink On Us and the Lam Family!

You will be given a selection of choices for one alcoholic beverage. Any additional alcohol is over and above the ticket price. Unlimited tea is available all night.

  • Bán Cây - Cassava Fritter

Cassava is a delicious root vegetable. Our hosts used to have a street vendor outside their school who prepared Bán Cây. This preparation is spiced with curry powder and green onion, with just a little bit of chili pepper. It has a nice crunch on the first bite and provides a satisfying, dense chewiness.

  • Bò Mỡ Chài - Lemongrass Beef Sausage

Delicious ground beef with lemongrass is served on a lettuce leave wrapper with basil leaves. They're a little spicy and very meaty and are served with Mam Nem, an anchovy based dipping sauce. These

  • Chả Giò Rế - Netted Spring Roll

This spring roll is challenging to prepare and rarely seen in restaurants because it is difficult to make. Inside is shrimp wrapped with pork. Served with a sweet chili sauce. The symphony of crunch makes this addictive!

  • Bánh Bèo - Water Fern Cakes

A steamed, savoury rice cake dish. Served with grated shrimp, a mung bean paste acts as a bed for a light sprinkling of artfully placed green onion. This is a very light dish that offers.

  • Gỏi đu đủ - Green Papaya Salad

Every event we encourage our chef partners to include one dish to challenge more conventional palates. This dish traditionally involves beef liver which is cooked for a long time with coconut cream, cinnamon, and anise until the liver takes on a jerky-like consistency. For those who shy away from the taste of beef liver, the papaya mellows out the flavour. The salad is served with Vietnamese coriander and peanuts. Even if you haven't enjoyed liver before we do encourage you to at least try this delicious dish! Served with handmade shrimp chips.

  • Nghêu Hấp Xả - Steamed Clams

Clams are steamed with lemongrass.  This is a very simple dish, and much loved. The shell is used as a spoon to dip into the Nuoc Mam, which is then sucked back with the clam. In Vietnam people often order these by the literal bucket full, then crouch down on a plastic stool and indulge.

  • Bánh Xèo - Sizzling Crepe

 The paper-thin, tumeric-scented crepe is fried until crispy. We'll be enjoying the southern-style crepe which are stuffed with shrimp, pork belly mung bean, green onion, and bean sprouts.  These delicious crepes are served with a generous amount of basil and lettuce leaves.

  • Bánh Chưng - Taro Root and Jicama Rice Cakes

These cakes are steeped in tradition and legend. The old stories say this dish was invented by a poor Prince to impress the King, using ingredients available to peasants. This preparation includes frying the rice cakes, so they have a bit of crispiness on the outside. The taro and jicama fillings will surprise you with how flavour packed they are!

  • Lưỡn Xào Lăn - Eel in Coconut Curry

Fish lovers will be familiar with the texture and taste of eel. The meat is light and sweet, with a texture that is soft and firm. It's cooked with onion and served in a delicious coconut cream curry, then topped with peanuts. It is served with Vietnamese-style baguette, so you can mop out the outrageous curry sauce.

  • Bánh Canh - Seafood and Pork Soup With Tapioca Noodles

These tapioca noodles are hard to get in Saskatoon, so the Lam family is especially excited to make this dish for you. These thick noodles have a delightfully chewy texture that we find completely crave-worthy. The thick soup is chock full of plump shrimp, sweet crab, and tender pork. It's served with straw mushroom and quail eggs all in a rich chicken broth beautifully coloured with anatto seeds.

  • Chè Sương Sa Hạt Lựu - Rainbow Dessert

This is a crazy popular treat in the streets of Vietnam - and it's delightful! Tapioca, agar agar jelly, mung bean and coconut cream are served with ice to make a truly beautiful dessert cup that tastes as good as it looks. Stir it up and enjoy. It's creamy, chewy, a little crunchy and sweet. You'll love it!

This menu contains: Eggs, Gluten, Seafood, Meat, Soy

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Love Trying New Things

Our Off The Menu events allow chefs to make authentic, regional food without any compromises for local tastes. These events are intended for people who like to try new things and are willing to be a little adventurous. As an adventurous diner with a penchant for new tastes, and a respect for those who bring their creations to life, we know that you will understand that there will be no substitutions or alternative dishes provided. You can always choose to pass on a dish, but we encourage you to at least give everything a taste! Our chef partners wouldn't serve it to you if they didn't think it was tasty.

No Refunds

We know that you appreciate that the restaurant is creating a special meal just for this event, including advance purchases of specialty ingredients that normally are not part of their pantry. Because of that please keep in mind that we cannot issue a refund once a ticket is sold.

Get Social!

If you’re checking us out we’re pretty sure that you share our belief that food is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. That’s why this event will be open seating with an eye to fostering a social environment. You’ll have a chance to meet new people who love food as much as you do! There will be no private or pre-arranged seating provided.

Gotta Pay For Booze!

The price of the ticket includes unlimited alcohol-free beverages such as tea, pop, and juice. This dinner will include one free alcoholic beverage at the start of your evening. Additional alcoholic drinks will be billed to you. We just ask that you pay your bar tab at the end of your meal. And please do make sure that you arrange for a safe ride home after the fun!

No Substitutions or Alternatives

We know we’ve covered this, but it’s so important we think its worth repeating. The menu is set, and there will be no substitute dishes or alternatives provided. If this is a concern please consider waiting until the menu is published before purchasing a ticket.

Date and Time

Location

Seasoned

230 21st Street East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B9

Canada

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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