Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Stef’s Local Restaurant Tips No.48 – The New Saigon Restaurant and Bar, Old Kent Road

... currently not in business but hopefully it will get back on the rails once its former management team are released from jail in nine year's time

Signature dishes include

  • Cashew Chicken and Pineapple
  • Egg Noodle with Roasted Duck
  • Fake passports
  • Cups of your own blood (with or without crunchy peanut garnish)

Per the ever-amusing and informative South London Press

A RESTAURANT boss who ordered a man to drink a glass of his own blood during a horrific torture ordeal has been jailed for nine years.

Vietnamese Linh Le, 41, tied Joe Smith to a chair and jabbed him with a stun gun because he believed he was a police officer.

Mr Smith, 30, an Ivory Coast national who was looking for a false passport, was beaten and pistol-whipped until he was left with a fractured skull and a broken leg and arm.

Le told Mr Smith and his friend Peter Dennis they would be chopped into pieces and dumped in bin bags if a £10,000 ransom was not paid.

When Mr Smith begged for water he was handed a glass of his own blood by Le and two of his laughing heavies and told to take a sip at the New Saigon restaurant in the Old Kent Road.

The really interesting question is if that’s how they treat people they suspect of being police officers you’ve just got to ask yourself what would they have done to someone they didn’t think was a policeman.

For want of a picture of the
New Saigon I’ve plumped for a picture of the nearby and equally salubrious, and amusingly named ('The Handjob of the Beast'), 666 Sauna instead



sticklebec said...

I can confirm that the New Saigon is definitely open as I went there last week. I was impressed by the food/quantity/price but now I have read your post I am slightly worried and not sure whether I would want to revisit!

Stef said...

fantastic news!


\ books table