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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saigon Noodle

Husband has been raving about Saigon Noodle for a while now. He goes there fairly often for lunch during the week. I rarely go out for lunch, and for some reason we never think of Saigon Noodle when we decide to go out for dinner, so I had never been there.

Today, around 11:30 Husband suggested we go for lunch because he was craving a bowl of Pho Soup.

It was probably close to 1:30 by the time we got there and the place was not busy at all.

The menu was bigger than I expected and had a section of vegetarian dishes. In comparison to the rest of the menu, the vegetarian section seemed small, but when I thought about the vegetarian options available at most of the restaurants in Saint John, I realized it was actually pretty decent.

I decided to order the Curry Tofu Stir-Fry with Pineapple. Husband ordered his Pho.

When my lunch arrived it was huge! I served some up to myself and Husband helped himself to a few bites, but then it hit me that I really should snap a picture or two. Not sure these iPhone photos do it justice, but here it is:

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Not sure how well you can see it – the sun was really bright so it was hard to see what I was photographing – but the stir fry is sitting in a hollowed out pineapple. Before I started dishing it up (and Husband had a few tastes) the plate was heaped full.

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It came with a little plate of rice. Which may not look so little here, but in comparison to the main dish it definitely seemed small.

Husband’s soup was also quite something to see.

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That bowl is packed full of noodles and chicken and beef. Husband gave me a taste of the broth and it was quite nice, I could definitely eat a small bowl of it – couldn’t handle one that big though. This was a size large and your options are medium, large and extra large.

Surprisingly, I ate almost all of my stir fry (Husband helped out with the carrots and also snitched some of the pineapple). I only ate about half the rice though. And it was definitely more than I needed to eat. But it tasted good.  :)

Husband and I stopped for groceries on the way home and I have to say this is one of the best grocery shopping trips we’ve ever had for sticking to the list. I think we were both sleepy from full bellies and just wanted to get home.

We pulled into the garage at home and Husband looked at the clock. “It’s 3:00 and we’re both stuffed.” We’re thinking supper will be pretty light tonight.

2 comments:

candlerun (htabby) said...

Even with the iphone, that dish looks delish! I have never heard of that dish before... Glad you enjoyed it for all of us! :0)

NSGIRL said...

Wow! That looks really! I would have eaten too much too!