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As for SN's crisp rice crepe, you're better off eating it by hand than with chopsticks or even a knife and fork. Folded in half, this "Vietnamese pancake" contains pork medallions, shrimp and bean sprouts, and like the egg rolls comes with lettuce, mint, cilantro and a side of fish sauce. Break off some of the crepe, wrap it in lettuce with a touch of mint, and then dip it in the fish sauce (as ubiquitous in Vietnamese restaurants as soy sauce is in sushi bars) and chow down. Not bad, but here's another time I wish the Sriracha bottle had been closer.
Saigon Nites is far from perfect, but I have reason to suspect that perfection may one day come. The Lam family -- Paulene and husband Phan, and their daughters Emily and Julie -- runs the place, providing doting service to diners. I and my ever-ravenous belly wish them much success.
15111 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Region: North Scottsdale
480-609-1116. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday.