Scott and Binhs, a new restaurant in Phu My Hung serves quality comfort food with a twist. Photos by Chris Mueller.

Set in the quiet confines of a tree-lined street off Bui Bang Doan, one of the main arteries that runs through Phu My Hung, it’s easy to forget you’re in Vietnam when sitting on the patio at Scott & Binh’s. The restaurant was converted from a karaoke bar and chef and owner Scott Marquis is trying to provide customers with something simple and good in a comfortable environment.

This is my second time to Scott and Binhs and after trying the excellent herb crusted Spanish mackerel (VND 185,000), I’m excited to get a chance to have something I consider to be more traditional comfort food. I’m not let down by the gigantic royale with cheese (VND 150,000). This is a true burger, with two thick beef patties, bacon, American cheese and homemade pickles on a sesame seed bun served with a side of potato wedges. Its massive size makes it difficult to fit in your mouth, but the effort is worth it. As something of a burger aficionado, this could possibly be the best I’ve had in Saigon.

Although completely stuffed and nearly comatose after eating the entire burger and all the potatoes, Scott gives me a classic Caesar salad (VND 110,000), and though many may disagree with me, this one is served the proper way with romaine lettuce, croutons, bacon, parmesan cheese, homemade Caesar dressing and no anchovies. Next up he serves the citrus wasabi Spanish mackerel (VND 185,000). As its name suggests, its served with a coconut-citrus wasabi sauce that gives you the flavour of wasabi without the heat.

The first time I came here was in the early evening as the sun was going down, turning everything that pleasant golden colour. There are few places like this in Saigon where you can sit outside on a breezy street, casually sip drinks and enjoy some great food. Although the restaurant is small and has only been open for three months, it’s packed every night.Scott doesn’t want his to be a reservation only restaurant, but suggests customers call ahead to make sure there is enough room.

The first time I came here was in the early evening as the sun was going down, turning everything that pleasant golden colour. There are few places like this in Saigon where you can sit outside on a breezy street, casually sip drinks and enjoy some great food. Although the restaurant is small and has only been open for three months, it’s packed every night.Scott doesn’t want his to be a reservation only restaurant, but suggests customers call ahead to make sure there is enough room.

Take a break from Saigon, or Vietnam for that matter, and head to Scott and Binhs for some excellent food and drinks in a chilled out environment.
15-17 Cao Trieu Phat, Phu My Hung, D7
Ph: 094 890 1465
Tuesday to Sunday 4pm to 11pm