- 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.