***The restaurant has since closed down.

Com Viet which serves Vietnamese delicacies and cuisine is located in a quiet lane right in the buzzing suburb of Pulau Tikus. It is in the middle of the row of shoplots just behind Kassim Mustapha. I found out about this place from Pixen and decided to try out some of their cuisine.

The restaurant radiates a very pleasant feeling, coupled with strokes of Vietnamese culture.

By playing it safe, the first dish we ordered was the Fresh Spring Roll. We have eaten this appetizer at Mekong on our Melbourne trip. Chicken meat, prawns and vegetables are wrapped in transparent rice paper and eaten by dipping into the sauce. A plate of six rolls cost RM12.

We had the Bun Bo Nam Bo which comes with lots of fresh vegetables and herbs …. beef with laksa noodles, mint, coriander, bean sprout and garnished with crushed peanuts. This huge bowl of noodle (RM12) is very tasty with the special sauce which gives the dish an extra kick.

A fabulous dish of sliced stuffed pork leg (Chan Gio Nhoi) served with fish sauce and lime juice cost RM15. The meat is very well flavoured and delicious.

After the meal, we had a cup of Vietnamese Coffee. It is interesting to watch and wait as the coffee goes through the dripping process in the charming peculator. The hot water in the little teapot is poured into the coffee powder in the metal container. The coffee will then drip into the cup below it. It has a unique flavour and tasted good with added condensed milk. It cost RM6.

The accompanying signature baked apple pie – the crispy texture of the freshly baked pie and the apple slices topped with cinnamon powder complemented each other very well.

Vietnamese food is healthy as it requires very little oil in its cooking. Just head over to this place for excellent Vietnamese food. Its location : 19, Lintang Burma, Pulau Tikus.

*** Updates (January 2009) : This restaurant which was closed for a short period of time is now reopen under the name, Saigon Kitchen Vietnamese Cuisine***

Saigon Kitchen Vietnamese Cuisine
19 Lintang Burma
Pulau Tikus
PENANG

Tel : 04 2267285

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13 comments so far

lingzie
 1 

heehee this place has recently been our family’s favourite place to go to whenever we have guests! i think i’ve visited this place about 5 times in the last 2 months! lol

June 15th, 2008 at 2:18 pm
CK Lam
 2 

You are right…it is the place for a quiet dinner and also the food is reasonably good.

June 15th, 2008 at 3:18 pm
New Kid on the Blog
 3 

unfortunately vietnamese cuisine has lots of beef… and we can’t take beef due to religion matters.

June 15th, 2008 at 6:00 pm
550ml jar of faith
 4 

My first and last visit here was less than memorable. I had the deep fried rice noodles, which made me really ill from all that grease. But from the looks of your post, it’s worth another try!

June 15th, 2008 at 8:51 pm
CK Lam
 5 

550ml jar of faith – its unfortunate that you didn’t enjoy your meal…hopefully your next visit will be a better experience.

June 15th, 2008 at 11:23 pm
Anonymous
 6 

Why on earth do this shop use local Laksa noodle for Bun Bo Nam Bo? Not to mention the Pho Bo taste is also quite spoiled by the use of again local made kuey-teow noodles, instead of finer flat rice noodles? The soup spoon provided is far too heavy and can’t contain enough soup or kuey teow to have a decent mouthful. What a dissappointing visit.

July 20th, 2008 at 9:37 pm
Anonymous
 7 

Why on earth do this shop use local Laksa noodle for Bun Bo Nam Bo? Not to mention the Pho Bo taste is also quite spoiled by the use of again local made kuey-teow noodles, instead of finer flat rice noodles? The soup spoon provided is far too heavy and can’t contain enough soup or kuey teow to have a decent mouthful. What a dissappointing visit.

July 20th, 2008 at 9:38 pm
Lee
 8 

Viet Com is still open. I just went last week. According to the waiter, they are also in the process of updating the menu.

January 9th, 2009 at 10:38 am
Sammy
 9 

Has visited this restaurant 4 times. Quite like it as their food are less greasy and taste ok (of course i don’t compared it to the real vietnamese food overseas). My favorite dishes are fresh shrimp spring roll, Bun Bo Nam Bo (cold noodle with fresh vegetables, crush peanuts and fish sauce), duck soup, fish slices fried in special sauce and apple tart.

January 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
 10 

Anonymous – This restaurant has since been taken over, maybe you could try out the food.

Lee – I have got the news of the place being taken over and has reopen. Thanks for the info.

Sammy – I do like the apple tart too. Do drop over to this place again which is under a new management…

January 19th, 2009 at 3:07 pm
 11 

CK, Thanks for reviewing on Vietnamese food in Penang. My family went last night, alas Saigon Kitchen is no longer there at Lintang Burma. Do you know if they have moved or ceased?

Do you know where else to savor good Vietnamese?

Thank you.

CK Lam Reply:

I have yet to come across a place in Penang serving good Vietnamese food.

March 11th, 2012 at 6:40 am
desperatefellow
 12 

Is this restoraunt still operate? i like vietnamese good very much. but hardly find one at penang

CK Lam Reply:

The restaurant has since closed down.

March 30th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
SF
 13 

is this restaurant still operate? where can find a good vietnamese food in penang?

CK Lam Reply:

From the latest info, the restaurant has closed and sad to say, I have yet to come across one that serves great Vietnamese food.

March 7th, 2013 at 11:56 am

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