UPTOWN — Argyle Street's newest restaurant quietly tested out its menu Tuesday with plans of officially serving Saigon dishes to the public later this week.
Miss Saigon is taking over the former space of King of Thai Noodles and Rice, at 1129 W. Argyle St., and will open Friday, said owner Vincent Le, of Albany Park.
The dishes are "basically some of the stuff my wife misses" from Vietnam, said Le. "We're doing it a little different than some of the other restaurants around here that have 300 dishes on their menu."
Le said Miss Saigon's menu will feature fewer dishes to focus on keeping the ingredients fresh. Items on the menu are mostly priced around $10.
The menu includes Pho, springrolls, eggrolls, fried meatballs, Asian wings, butterfly shrimps, shrimp rolls, Saigon rolls, French fries, crab rangoons, bao, salads, Banh Mi, clay pot fried rice, pork chop over rice and beef short ribs.
Le expects his big seller to be Bo Ne, which he described as Saigon-style fajita "brought out to you while its still sizzling."
Miss Saigon will be Le's second restaurant. He also owns 2 Asian Brothers, at 3222 W. Foster Ave.
While the schedule for the first week might be sporadic, the restaurant should be open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. most weekdays, except Wednesday when it will be closed, Lee said. It also plans to be the late night food spot for Pho along Argyle, staying open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturday.
The restaurant is BYOB and can sit about 50 people.
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