New Soup Noodle Station at Saba, Dublin
The Vietnamese New Year, “Tet” begins on Monday, 23 January and marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. To celebrate, Saba is introducing a delicious lunchtime Noodle Soup Station, at which your dish will be prepared and cooked in minutes in front of you in the restaurant.
Tết is celebrated on the same day as Chinese New Year, though exceptions arise due to the one-hour time difference between Hanoi and Beijing resulting in the alternate calculation of the new moon. It takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar (around late January or early February) until at least the third day. Many Vietnamese prepare for Tết by cooking special holiday foods and cleaning the house. There are a lot of customs practiced during Tết, such as visiting a person’s house on the first day of the new year (xông nhà), ancestral worshipping, wishing New Year’s greetings, giving lucky money to children and elderly people, and opening a shop.
Drawing inspiration from regional Vietnam, this soup menu has something to suit all tastes. From Pho Bo (Beef noodle soup accompanied with dried chilli, hot chilli sauce, bean sprouts and sweet basil) to the very hot Spicy Minced Pork *** (Spicy vermicelli noodle soup with minced pork, crushed peanuts, crispy garlic, spring onion and coriander). Other dishes on offer include the Yentafo (Egg noodle soup with squid, prawns and red sour sauce, pak choi, morning glory and crispy wontons); Duck Five Spice (Rice noodle soup with duck stew and 5 spices, pak choi, bean sprouts and preserved cabbage); and Roasted Honey Pork (Vermicelli noodle soup with roasted honey pork, pak choi and bean sprouts).
A range of condiments will be served with the soups so whether you prefer hot, salty, sweet or sour; dishes can be seasoned to taste.
The Soup Noodle Station will be open from 12.30 to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and runs from Monday, 23 January until Friday, 10 February. There is also a takeaway option, perfect for a quick and wholesome alternative lunch at your desk.
You can check out SabaDublin.com for more on the restaurant and a peek at their menus.