PHO GRAND – ST. LOUIS, MO

Authentic and delicious Vietnamese food in South Grand area, probably the best Pho in St. Louis. This place is always busy, you have to take some time find street parking too.

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon) and Fried Tofu Cubes – fresh herbs, fresh ingredients, must get Spring Rolls. Tofu were crispy and hot.

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon) Fried Tofu Cubes

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon)
Fried Tofu Cubes

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon)

Vietnamese Spring Roll (Goi Cuon)

Fried Tofu

Fried Tofu

Bun Rieu – first time trying Bun Rieu here, not bad … but not my favorite. I will stick with their Beef Pho next time.

Bun Rieu

Bun Rieu

Pho Dac Biet – Special Combination Beef Noodle, mom’s favorite noodle soup. You can’t go wrong with this. Yum Yum!!

Pho Dac Biet

Pho Dac Biet

My must go place everytime I am back.

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DRUNKEN FISH – ST. LOUIS, MO

Sushi here is really medi-core, but its about the only sushi place that opens late on weekends. So not many choices here.

There was 3 of us, we ordered quite a few items. The rolls were smaller than the other places I’ve tried, fish were not the best.

Drunk Fish Sushi

Drunk Fish Sushi

Assorted Rolls – I don’t remember the names … but the tuna were kind of shine and a bit dry.

Combination Rolls

Combination Rolls

Sashimi Platter – smaller for its price.

Sashimi

Sashimi

Ama Abi – probably the best of tonight.

Ama Abi

Ama Abi

I would probably come back happy hour only.

TAI KE 台客 (TAIWANESE CUISINE) – ST. LOUIS, MO

One of the best Taiwanese restaurant I had in St. Louis. There are not that many Asian restaurants in the area, but this is definitely one of my favorite. Service was good too.

Sticky Rice Cube – make with pork blood and sticky rice … trust me, you can’t really taste the pork blood, the sauce is very savory.

Sticky Rice Cube

Sticky Rice Cube

Sticky Rice Hot Dog – its more like a Chinese sausage with stick rice … it was okay, not the best I had.

Sticky Rice Hot Dog

Sticky Rice Hot Dog

Braised Beef Noodle – very good portion, probably enough for 2 girls. Love the strong and herbal soup base like how traditional Taiwanese noodle soup should be. Beef brisket was tender, noodles was al-dente. Highly recommended!

Braised Beef Noodle Soup

Braised Beef Noodle Soup

Braised Pork Rice – a pretty good portion for $5, you can get fill up just eating this. Fatty pork like the traditional way with special sauce. A little too fatty for me, but once a while is okay.

Braised Pork Rice

Braised Pork Rice

Overall, food was very authentic. I will come back 🙂

JOY YEE NOODLE – CHICAGO, IL

One of the busiest restaurant in Chicago Chinatown. Their popular for their bubble tea and smoothie, you literally see everyone holding one of their drink around Chinatown. The menu is huge, but food is so-so, very slappy.

We ordered couple smoothies. Real Fruits – no bad.

Mixed Fruit Smoothies

Mixed Fruit Smoothies

Tofu Fish Cake – can’t go wrong with fried food. Very hot from fryer.

Tofu Fish Cake

Tofu Fish Cake

Eel and Beef Cube over Tomato Rice – the presentation was impressive, served in a little bucket. Eel serving was a bit small, beef was good. Rice was a bit greasy.

Eel and Beef Cube over Tomato Rice

Eel and Beef Cube over Tomato Rice

Stir fry Fish and Squid – so-so, so much onion!

Fish and Squid Stir Fry

Fish and Squid Stir Fry

Malaysian Spicy A-Choy – so salty and small portion!

Malaysian Spicy A-Choy

Malaysian Spicy A-Choy

Overall, no impression about the food. Go get a drink is okay.

BRASSERIE BY NICHE (BRUNCH) – ST. LOUIS, MO

Here I am again, Every time I am back in St. Louis I had to go for Brunch at Brasserie by Niche! Check out my previous posts June 2016,  Nov 2014 and Jan 2015

Brioche French Toast with Lemon Curd – wonderful brioche, crispy outside, fluffy and soft inside. Loved the lemon curd goes with it, it was tart and creamy, it helps to cut down the oily-ness.

Brioche French Toast with Lemon Curd

Brioche French Toast with Lemon Curd

Egg Benedict with potato – you can’t go wrong with anything here, yummy!

Egg Benedict

Egg Benedict

 

Brassier by Niche - always crowded

Brasserie by Niche – always crowded