LotusRapper keeps raving about this place that I just gotta blog about it. I want to try for myself why he likes the Taiwanese Beef Noodle so much. I had been here twice before. Just that I did not blog. It was my pre-iPhone blogging days.
It is such a beautiful day today to be out for lunch. The sun is out in it’s full glory. Blue skies. Have not seen many of those days lately. A bit windy though. So it is a little colder than it looks.
The Green Bamboo is located at the west side outer front of Crystal Mall. It is the side that faces Willingdon. The sign outside the restaurant says Green Bamboo Viet Noodles. But they do … more than just Vietnamese noodles.
They have pictures of their dishes outside. Even inside. That helps whet the appetite. That also makes it hard to decide.
This place is amazing because they do so many types of noodles and dishes. They even have Thai and of course Taiwanese. The object of my lunch today.
For a sign that says Viet Noodles, I could barely find pho on the menu. The first section is dominated by Beef Noodles! About a dozen of them. The small is $6.25’ish. Large is $6.99.
Decided to get a small one. Can’t go wrong when the first item on the menu is bolded and says House Special Beef Rice Noodles and in bracket says rare beef, well-done flank, tripe, tendon and beef balls. The works.
This place is really small. Service is fast. Wordless. Yeah until now the waitress did not say a word to me. She dropped the menu, I told her what I wanted. She nodded and went on her way. Not a problem with me. Just saying.
Saw next table had nice looking deep fried chicken wings. Wanted to order it but no. I won’t be able to finish it. Next time perhaps.
Oh … Wait a minute! I made a boo boo here! Lol!
This is Pho. Not TBN. Apparently both the pho and TBN has the same name: beef rice noodle. The TBN version is No 13 and 14. It has the words at the end that says “in tomato soup”.
I guess the confusion was my wrong assumptions. I was thinking about TBN TBN TBN. I saw several pictures of noodles with dark broth. Don’t laugh. This sort of things does happen to the best and brightest, OK? LOL! So ignore everything I said about the menu up there. Am not gonna edit it to hide my foolishness. Too much work editing it on the iPhone. Just take me and this post as I am … warts and all.
Oh well. Guess I gotta come back again … Sigh.
The pho was decent. Not great if you expect me to say that. Soup is OK.
Am disappointed. Now I cannot sleep thinking of the TBN that slipped away.
Oh more boo boo. Apparently the TBN is NOT the one with the tomato sauce. The waitress told me that it’s a new item and had a sticker pasted over about it. Good thing I asked or else it’s another wasted trip.
I SHALL RETURN!
Hey. Alisan is going to relocate to a bigger space just two doors away. They have a small space on the south side of Crystal Mall now. This will be much bigger. Hopefully their menu is bigger too.
Took the scenic route back to the office. God’s world is beautiful.
Life is good. Can’t complain. No sir. Not at all.