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M-Saigon Restaurant Adds Cajun to Menu


Shellfish boil at M-Saigon Restaurant
  • Shellfish boil at M-Saigon Restaurant

Having completed significant renovations at its Shelburne Road storefront earlier this fall, Burlington's M-Saigon Restaurant (formerly M-Saigon Vietnamese Noodle House) has added Cajun seafood to its bill of fare.

On high-top tables fitted with butcher-paper rolls and buckets, guests can now crack into bayou-style shellfish boils built on crawfish, shrimp, crabs and clams; and lobsters sided with boiled potatoes, corn and andouille sausage. Other new additions include fried soft-shell crab and Cajun fries.

M-Saigon manager Alex Nguyen became familiar with the coastal fare while living in the Gulf South. When he returned to Vermont earlier this year, he convinced his brother, M-Saigon owner Khoi Nguyen, to add shellfish to the menu. "We just figured there's nowhere [serving] this [kind of food] in Vermont," Alex says. "So we wanted to bring that to Burlington."

Fans of the shop's banh mi and noodle bowls need not worry: M-Saigon's Vietnamese menu is unaffected by the changes.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Crumbs"

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