Tasty Tuesday: Saigon Pho Kitchen
Restaurant owners Raj Sundaram and his wife, Narawan, are known for their popular Thai eatery 'Chaang Thai' located on High Street in Morgantown.
Last year, they decided it was time to bring something new to town, so they opened Saigon Pho Kitchen: a Vietnamese restaurant on University Avenue.
"We kind of knew that Vietnamese food would do well here," said Raj.
From people who have never tasted Vietnamese food to seasoned Pho eaters, the restaurant has something for everyone.
"The food is unique, it's excellent," said customer Niles Charon.
One of the most popular things on the menu is Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup that customers can customize with their choice of meat, veggies from the salad bar, and 5 different spices and sauces.
"It's done the traditional way, it takes around 12 hours to make the broth. We start on big pots with brisket, flank, oxtail, and 21 different spices," said Raj.
Another stand-out is the Banh-Mi, a sandwich made with French bread, crisp vegetables, and seasoned meat.
"It's very tasty and it's fast," said Alice Yafusp.
Saigon Pho Kitchen proves that you don't have to be in a big city to access interesting and delicious ethnic cuisine.
"I've been to places all over the country, eaten a lot of Vietnamese food, and they do it right here," said Nori Onishi.