Tasty Vietnamese

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

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4 Responses to “Tasty Vietnamese”

  1. 1 Lan Le November 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Thank you for giving us this opportunity of serving you the Satay beef soup, and apologize that the food was not up to your par level. Plus we do want to thank you for your valuable input.
    But we do not use Tasbasco spice in any of our foods!!!

    • 2 WonderPho November 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

      Thank you for the response, I hope I did not offend you with my review. Your restaurant was particularly nice and inviting. The main part of my blog is to review a restaurant’s ‘Satay Beef Noodle Soup’ dish and nothing more. These reviews do not outline other meals that your restaurant offers which is unfortunate since some of the other meals that other customers had looked and smelled delicious.

      As for the Tabasco comment, it is what my friend and I had ascertained when we had our meal. I guess we got it wrong.

      Thank you again for your comment and I look forward to trying your restaurant again for some other things on your menu including more deep fried bananas and deep fried ice cream.

      • 3 Lan Le November 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

        No No…no offense taken 🙂 We value all feedback (good or bad, we always look for ways to improve)
        Thank you again for taking the time to come by our Restaurant and we look forward to serving you again!!

  2. 4 Vivian August 10, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    I so much enjoyed my first visit to your restaurant…i came with “the lovebirds” for lunch! Very clean, smelled exotic and the food did not disappoint! I like that you are “gluten friendly”. I hope you take reservations, as i will be bringing people for dinner in mid-September. I hope your menu is available online.
    You are a really good addition to the dining scene in Spruce Grove!

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