The egg roll: a cylinder of cabbage and meat wrapped up in dough and deep-fried. Sometimes a menu might say, “spring roll,” but they’re all the same at Asian restaurants, and barely passable at best, right? Not so fast – at least not when it comes to a proper Vietnamese spring roll, wrapped in rice paper rather than wonton skin.
You’ll find none better than at Saigon 2 Vietnamese Restaurant in Rio Rancho. The original Saigon (still open on San Mateo) under owner Vicky Truong’s direction was already a contender for the best in the city.
The second location in 2011 means no long drives from anywhere in town for crackling hot spring rolls that will leave you grinning and iced coffee that will get your heart racing.