I think most cultures have at least one noodle dish. Many we are familiar with such as spaghetti from Italy or chow mein from China. Vancouver Foodster has been offering to us for a few years to try noodle dishes from around the world through his Noodle Mania event. This year’s event let us try noodles from 6 different restaurants/venues. Below are the pictures I took from each location and a brief description. Enjoy with your eyes, and if you like, go to visit them and try these dishes in person.
If you want to feel healthy drop by Commodity Juicery. The zucchini noodle dish was very light and not too filling. Leaves room for other dishes along the way.
Spicy is the operative word here. I did enjoy this dish. The squid was soft and not chewy.
A new restaurant for me. I do like Thai food. We had two different types of noodles. I think they made the food so that it was not too spicy for most people. There was chilies that you could add to your dish. I really liked the smokiness of the Chicken Pad See-ew noodle dish. I will come again to try their food at my spice level.
Really nice quality food here. Spaghetti alle Vongole is one of my go-to pasta dishes. This one was done very well. The chilies added a little bite without being overpowering. I also liked the Garganelli with tomato sauce. I enjoyed the creaminess in the tomato sauce from melted butter. Not diet food.
When I visit a new Vietnamese restaurant, the first thing that I order is a bowl of Pho, which is what I did at Basil Garden. The pho is done well, and you can add Sriracha sauce for extra flavour and spice. The rare beef was well-done by the time it reached me, but it could be because of how many people were there for the Noodle Mania. A place to try again.
Kids Can Cook Gourmet at Organic Acres
I am happy to see youth cooking. Skylar & Chloe were presenting their locally made tomato pasta sauce, served with fettuccine noodles. Keep supporting our children and show them good food.