Anyone been to Ngon Bistro lately in St. Paul?
If so, what's not to be missed? Thanks in advance for any insight.
We go on a regular basis... probably just about once a week.
I always get the Pork Loin Sandwich (a bahn mi by another name). It's fantastic. The pork is tender and juicy, and the sauce is delicious. The veggies add spice (jalapeno), seasoning (cilantro), and crunch (everything else). I dream about that sandwich.
My wife used to always get the sweet potato ravioli, but now often gets the bun (vermicelli salad) with either ribeye or pork. She loves them both. We sometimes get lettuce rolls to start-- they're great with any of the meats.
And be sure to ask about what beer is on tap and on cask, if you're interested in beer. They always have unique offerings not widely available elsewhere-- and all their beer is from Minnesota.
Also, the Mango Fire Cake is great for dessert. It is a bit spicy, and we always have to fight over the coconut milk sauce it comes with...
I have been twice in the last few months and enjoyed it both times. A few standouts for me on my last visit were:
Crispy Rabbit Dumpling - I especially loved the sweet, but spicy sauce.
Sweet Potato and Shrimp Croquettes
The beer selection - lots of good local choices.
The crispy rabbit dumpling was the only thing that was really memorable last time we went (last month). But it WAS really memorable. Num.
The bun is the best in town in my opinion. It is a lot more fresh tasting than the other places in town. They use a lot more herbs and greens in theirs and it makes it more like a salad. Their pho is also very good.