Coming up next, Saigon Flavours (13038 50th Street) in the Clareview area. This is a relatively new restaurant offering quite the selection of food on their menu, inside the small restaurant there’s nothing but booth seats with electronic picture frames at the end with rotating images of scenery from Vietnam. I was proud to say that with majority of the pictures, I’ve been there.
I ordered the ‘Beef in Satay Rice Noodle‘ for $9.95, first impression…puny bowl. For almost $10, this is what they offer? My friends who accompanied me also got noodle soups and this is their standard bowl size, there’s no large/up-sizing options available on the menu. Horribly disappointing right off the get go. Well, portion is one aspect that I’m reviewing…moving on.
The broth is has a yellowish brown colour to it and it is thick, it has the consistency of gravy, I believe it’s seen a healthy dose of corn starch or some sort of thickening agent. The soup contains tomatoes, lettuce and green onions. There’s a peanut-y scent to the meal and the overall flavour of it is the same, but it’s quite a mild flavour; it tastes of salted peanut water. There’s minimal amounts of beef which has a rather chewy consistency and the ratio of noodles to soup is in favour of the noodles.
Broth: 1.5/5 Portion: 0.5/5 Overall Taste: 1/5 Value: 0.5/5
Overall Satisfaction: 1/5