Here’s the next restaurant, Brooklyn Tomato (8205 83rd St).
So…Brooklyn Tomato, what’s your first thought when you hear the name Brooklyn Tomato?
One of the main reasons I decided to go to Brooklyn Tomato was because of the unique name, that and I was craving some baked ziti and/or New York-style cheese pizza slice. Rest assured, this is a Vietnamese restaurant, maybe one day I’ll ask, “Why Brooklyn Tomato?” and do a write up on it.
Brooklyn Tomato offers a ‘Peanut Sate Beef Noodle Soup‘ for $8.95, this meal comes in an incredibly deep bowl that’s deceiving to the eye, at first you think you’re getting the bare minimum serving for the price, but as you eat, the illusion uncovers itself as there is more food than meets the eye.
The broth has a slight tinge of red and is drizzled with chili oil, there’s a scant fishy smell that wafts from the broth, possibly from a little inadvertent mixing from their seafood soup that is also offered in the menu. Thankfully, there is no fishy flavour in the broth, instead, there’s a nice hint of sweetness in the broth with a pleasant amount of spiciness.
Throughout the broth there are slices of cucumber, green onions and cilantro that gives a nice earthy flavour to the soup. There’s also chunks of crushed cashews to be found in the bottom of the bowl (mostly because they sink in the soup). There’s a good amount of beef and as an added bonus, meatballs!
Broth: 3/5 Portion: 3.5/5 Overall Taste: 3.5/5 Value: 4/5
Overall Satisfaction: 3.5/5