Happy Monday in the Festival City! I hope everyone is enjoying all the excitement going on in town; Taste of Edmonton, Capital Ex and everything else that’s coming up. Summer in Edmonton is always a blast.
Prior to hitting up the first day of Capital Ex, I decided to make my way to Chinatown and find a Vietnamese place to review, I decided to stop by Pho Ninh Kieu (10708 – 98 Street). A night outdoors in the summer heat, spicy noodle soup may not be a good idea…
Ninh Kieu has a ‘Satay Beef Rice Noodle Soup‘ for $8.95. This light reddish broth is topped with some lettuce, cucumbers and green onions, within the soup are some peanuts, cilantro and loads of chili and lemongrass flakes, the soup looks more like ‘Bun Bo Hue’ than ‘Satay’ but let’s give it a shot anyways. The broth is very flavourful, it has a nice clean chicken broth taste and it’s perfectly salted, there’s a bit of a kick in the soup which sticks to your lips. They give a generous amount of noodles in the meal with a decent amount of delicious rare beef slices. When you get to the bottom of the bowl, the soup starts getting a little chunky and very peanuty. Overall, the broth is clean tasting and flavourful, but it doesn’t try anything new to separate it from the rest of the pack, good nonetheless though.
Broth: 3/5 Portion: 3/5 Overall Taste: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Overall Satisfaction: 3/5