Hello folks! Finally took another visit out to Spruce Grove to hit up the other Vietnamese restaurant in town, Tasty Vietnamese (Unit 122, 636 King St). Found on the opposite end of King Street opposed to the other Vietnamese restaurant, Thang Long. If I were to compare the Vietnamese restaurants in Spruce just on first impressions, Tasty Vietnamese would take it. The seemingly new restaurant is clean and well decorated while Thang Long looks like an old Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, but that’s not what matters here, how does the food stack up?
As usual, I got the ‘Satay Beef Noodle Soup‘ for $9.50. The reddish brown broth is accompanied with green and white onion slices, lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. There is an incredibly vinegary and familiar smell wafting from the broth. As it turns out, the smell is carried out in the flavour and then it finally comes to mind, Tabasco, the source of the smell and flavour is Tabasco. For those who were wondering my scale of spiciness, I would consider Tabasco as hot but bearable. So for those who think that Tabasco is really spicy, you might not be able to handle some of the other spicy dishes I’ve had previously. Anyways, the main flavour of the broth is just Tabasco, near the bottom of the bowl there’s peanuts to be found which changes things up a bit for the better. There’s an average amount of tender sliced beef and noodles. Overall, a somewhat decent middle of the road effort but nothing spectacular.
Broth: 2.5/5 Portion: 3/5 Overall Taste: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Overall Satisfaction: 2.5/5