Been shying away from ‘worker’s restos’ for a while, but dropped by one again today for lunch. Com binh dan are buffetesque, cheap tankfillers. Tofu, fish, squid, beef, pork and egg dishes are displayed in large tubs and trays alongside buckets of rice, rau muong, cabbage and a deep vat of canh (soup). Same deal, same time, on every street in Saigon. I find Sau Danh at 115 Ly Chinh Thang street in District 3. It’s an al fresco affair. One step sideways and your on the street. Com binh dan are not gastronomic goldmines. They have a job to do and they do it with minimal faffin’. That said, the fried tofu was a bit old and tough, but the ca kho tho (caramelized fish) was enjoyably passable, but no classic wahooo! moments here. More shots from various in Saigon. 13,000VD or as the title says, 50p – 47p for all you nitpickers out there – with a lovely tra da thrown in.