Celebrating the vibrant and fresh flavours of southern Vietnamese cuisine, Le Garçon Saigon is situated in the charming Star Street precinct and is housed in a bright and welcoming space that evokes the sophistication of a chic Parisian brasserie. The menu focuses on the Saigonese culture of grilling – an underrepresented culinary genre that Chef Bao La is keen to bring to the forefront of gastronomic conversation. The vibrant establishment makes for a smart dining destination or casual local hangout for the Wan Chai neighbourhood.
The menu is arranged as per a typical grillhouse and divided into appetisers, entrées and sides – all designed for sharing. The dishes are complemented by an impressive beverage programme featuring a diverse selection of French wines and cocktails.
Growing up the culinary influences around Chef Theign only brought about a love affair with journalism and a degree from the University of Wisconsin. Inspired after a speech by the late Chef Charlie Trotter, she enrolled in culinary courses at Sydney’s Le Cordon Bleu. With experience at The Woollahra Hotel and The Pelican in Singapore, a chance meeting with Chef Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook, brought Theign to her next adventure: Hong Kong. As Head Chef of Hong Kong’s Saigonese grill house, Le Garçon Saigon, she brings all of her experience to a city that feels like home.