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Saigon Sisters Opens In Northwestern Memorial Hospital

By Anthony Todd in Food on Sep 11, 2013 4:40PM

The interior of Saigon Sisters.
Saigon Sisters is one of our go-to spots for Bahn Mi, and when they opened in the Chicago French Market, the potential size of our spicy sandwich satisfaction zone increased markedly. Things have now gotten even better, as Saigon Sisters opened a location in Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Monday.

"Monday, we had 500 people. I couldn't believe it," said Mary Aregoni, the founder and owner of Saigon Sisters. "We kept running out of everything; rice, tofu." When we stopped in yesterday, things were slightly less crazy, but definitely still very, very popular.

The entire signature Saigon Sisters Bahn Mi menu is available at the new location, with sandwiches costing between $7 and $9. These include The Classic bahn mi, made with pate and ham, the Meatball, with basil, scallions, ginger and sriracha and the Hen House, with caramelized chicken, lemongrass, ginger, lime and crushed peanuts.

The exciting part for neighborhood residents: this location of Saigon Sisters serves breakfast. In addition to 99-cent La Colombe coffee, they have an egg bahn mi with chinese sausage, congee (rice porridge) with pork, ginger, egg and scallions and a breakfast bao. When winter comes, we'll be lining up for bowls of roast beef pho. Here's the whole menu.

The entire second floor food area Galter Pavillion of Northwestern Hospital has become something of a local counter-service paradise. There's a Protein Bar, a Greek Kitchen and several other eateries, all of which boast food far better than the average hospital cafeteria. Better yet, it's close enough to the Mag Mile to stop in for a quick lunch if you need a break during the day.

Saigon Sisters is at 251 E. Huron St. on the second floor.