What defines the appeal of Vietnamese cuisine? Steeped in regional influences, Vietnamese food is a culinary hybrid that emphasizes the use of fresh Southeast Asian produce and ingredients, French technique and preparation, and an adherence to the proper combination of the five fundamental elements of taste.

Underpinned by it’s reputation for health and the minimal use of oil, Vietnamese chefs build flavours and textures through the use of fresh herbs such as lemongrass, ginger, mint, coriander, cinnamon, chili, lime and basil. Savory condiments lend a subtle umami and contribute to the cuisine’s signature taste and aroma.

Every dish on our menu has its roots in an old family recipe. I’m dedicated to the food I grew up on. It takes a true labour of love to carry on the traditions passed to my family through countless generations. I’m honored to introduce you to real Vietnamese food and invite you to share my passion at Bluffton’s Saigon Cafe.