Sunday, March 16, 2008

Noodle World Vietnamese Restaurant - #38

I have been meaning to post this on March 8th for International Woman's day. The number 38 (from the third month eighth day) or San Ba (in Mandarin Chinese) is an indirect way of saying 'mean woman' in Chinese. Now I am sure you are asking what does that have to do with this restaurant? My favorite entry on the menu here is number 38.

This restaurant is surround with lots of Vietnamese restaurants in the Forest Lawn Area. They have ample parking and open till 9 PM. They are larger than most Vietnamese restaurants in Calgary and you will see something that you usually don't see in Calgary. Large groups of Vietnamese family's go here to eat (more than 6...). The dollar to meat ratio is high just like MBA. You get a really good portion and food for you dollar.

Like any real Chinese restaurant the Tea is free. My all time favorites here are as follows:

#38 Noodle World Vermicelli Special $10.50 (Bean Curd Skin with Shrimp Paste, Spring Roll, Charcoaled Pork and Shrimp on Vermicelli). They will add extra pickled carrots and cucumbers at no additional cost. They rock for doing the little changes for free.

#53 Noodle World Broken Rice Special $10.50 (Vietnamese Sausage, Charcoaled Pork Chop, shredded Pork, Bean Curd Skin with Shrimp Paste, and Steamed Egg Pork Cake over broken rice server with sweet Fish Sauce.

#32 Stewed Beef with Noodles $7.50 (The name says it all. It is served with rice or egg noodles). My favorite is to pay a little more get extra beef and some tomatoes with it.

All these dishes have large portions that could feed large families in Vietnam.

The only really sad thing with the restaurant is that their specials for 2 or 4 persons are not really that good. They get a little pricey and just don't have the kick that the other dishes have. If you stick to all the single portion specials this restaurant will not disappoint.

I think I will be adding pictures to my commentary and if anyone has any feed back good or bad please do not hesitate to post it here. For all you newbies here is a good link to get you head around the Vietnamese cuisine...

: ) Egg ratings are:

Atmosphere: 6/10 (like most China Town Restaraunts)
Service: 7/10 ccc
Price: 5/10 ( With higher being more expensive...)
Food Rating: 7/10

#114, 4909 - 17th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 0V5
Tel: 403-248-5778



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1 comment:

Angela Chan said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. I look forward to checking out your blog again. Cheers to good eating in Calgary!