Written by Ronnie Jr.
Dining in New York City offers a ton of diverse cultural foodie options. As an avid reader and friend of EatinAsian creator, Kimlai Yingling, I naturally gravitate towards Asian Cuisine. I was preparing for a lunch meeting with friend/writer, Veronica Marin and trying to find a new place to explore at the same time that offered an Asian menu. We made our way to the Saigon Market on University & 12th St. [singlepic id=242 w=220 h=140 float=] [singlepic id=241 w=220 h=140 float=]
Surrounding the cozy NYU environment and fast paced city life, The Saigon Marketplace was the perfect spot for a lunch meeting. The prices where fair, good size portions and the meals where on point.
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In a city that usually crams bathrooms about a foot away from the kitchen, this spacious dinning area gave me a warm feeling. The wait staff was very easy going and extremely patient to answer any and all of my questions. They moved very quickly and the service was pretty fast considering we were there during the lunch rush. As you can see in the pictures, the food looked as good as it tasted. Yummy!! Since the restaurant was near NYU its quite possible that the Saigon Marketplace may have had a more Americanized essence than other locations.
My Order: L12 – Tom Xao Gung
Traditional Vietnamese style prawns sautéed in ginger-honey sauce with tri-color bell pepper and onions
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The spring rolls could have been more substantial but my comparison to an EA Spring Roll Kit always lacks any type of comparison, LOL.
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From Radio to Television Production, and everything in between, multi-media personality Ronnie Jr. is a Southern California local who has been focused on his dreams from the very beginning. While embracing his Blue-Collar upbringing, Ronnie decided to break the mold and travel up the 110 & 405 freeway in pursuit of a successful career in the Entertainment Industry. With internships at Fox Sports Net, & Clear Channel Radio, RJ quickly made Show Business a full time occupation. Becoming a prominent figure in the Radio Industry, Ronnie took on multiple On-Air Opportunities in various markets, such as Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Riverside, Palm Springs. In Los Angeles he was selected as Field Reporter for The Rick Dees “In The Morning Show.”
With the progress and sacrifices made for his career, RJ knew on a personal level things where not as clear. After years of struggling with weight/emotional issues, Ronnie decided to abandon his 315 pound persona and take the steps to embrace a much healthier lifestyle. Never losing his taste and enjoyment for life, he continues to enjoy eating out with great company in both his hometown of Los Angeles and his new home of New York City. Ronnie’s newest quote can be understood on a universal level, “Taste Life!!”
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