Thanh Da

Good news everyone, another Monday review!

I am running out of places to review, I have reviewed 46 restaurants out of a possible 100 or so Vietnamese restaurants as not every Vietnamese restaurant has Satay Beef Noodle Soup, or they classify themselves as Vietnamese but they’re really Chinese restaurants with one or two Vietnamese items like Spring Rolls or something.  I have one more restaurant in queue that I know for sure has Satay Beef Noodle Soup and pretty much after that, I think I’m done!  Unless my fellow fans know of a place that I don’t, then please comment and tell me where this place is!

This week, I went to Thanh Da Restaurant on 12924 – 97 Street, an area that for some reason has 3 Vietnamese restaurants really close to each other; Pho Song Huong and Pho 97 which are across the street from Thanh Da.  I confirmed that Pho Song Huong doesn’t have Satay Beef Noodle Soup, but I still have to take a peek into Pho 97 if they have any.


Thanh Da is a seemingly authentic Vietnamese restaurant judging by their menu.  There’s a little spiel on the first page of the menu that has tells the story behind their name.  On the menu there’s ‘Hot Spicy Beef Sate Noodle Soup‘ for $9.50.  The meal comes out piping hot in a pretty sizable bowl which is perfect amount of food for the price in my opinion.  The pale brown soup contains tomatoes, cucumbers, red and green onion slices and a scoop of peanuts on top.  There’s a light beefy flavour that’s accompanied with an earthy spice in it, it’s reminiscent of the Satay flavouring used in Chinese restaurants for their fried noodles.  The meal is not spicy at all, for those who are worried about the ‘Hot Spicy’ portion in the name need not worry.  The soup to solids ratio is wholly in favour of the soup, there’s quite a bit of soup to the meal which drowns the noodles, beef and veggies.  Overall, the meal is decent tasting and really filling with lots of soup, it would be perfect for a cold Edmonton winter.


Broth: 3/5   Portion: 3.5/5   Overall Taste: 2.5/5   Value: 3.5/5

Overall Satisfaction: 3/5


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