We dropped by Thien An Restaurant at 6A Tu Xuong Street last week during the Saigon Moveable Feast hosted by Josh at The Food Section. I pulled a chair up again recently for a quick Bittet (Beefsteak). I’ve seen two Bittet speciality restaurants in town, but they have odd opening hours and I’ve never been in sync with them, thus far. Bittet is usually served still fizzing on a hot-metal cow shaped plate with a fried egg, some greens and chips. It’s well greasey scoff. Thien An clean the dish up, stick it on a plate, sprig of coriander and a red chilli. It comes with a salt, pepper and lemon juice dip. I could hear the chef pounding the meat in the kitchen and it arrived flash-fried and tender, chunky grains of hand-pummelled peppercorn dotting the surface and crinkle cut chips. This’ll set you back 30,000VD. As I said, this is normally a well-greasey dish. At least in Hanoi it is. I’ll need a bit more research time down south to see if Thien An’s low-fat option is the standard offering or a blip at the Bittet box office. View the business card.