8405 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Last week I was invited to come to T&D Vietnamese Noodle House to try some of their popular dishes. I don’t usually frequent Vietnamese restaurants in Edmonton, so I don’t have much to compare to other than my own cooking at home, and the food that my mom makes.
It’s located on 118 Avenue and 84th street. There is some street parking and some parking on the adjacent streets. I opted to park in the back of the restaurant where there is a few spots for vehicles since everything else was taken. The interior is nice and clean, and gets a good amount of natural light.
One thing about T&D is that they offer many different Vietnamese dishes that aren’t commonly found at other Vietnamese restaurants such as grilled beef wrapped in guise leaf (Bò lá lốt), and pork and shrimp tapioca dumplings (Bánh bột lọc). These are a couple dishes that I used to eat when I was growing up and it was very nostalgic.
The tapioca dumplings were one of my favourite things. There was a generous amount of filling, and the tapioca had a nice chew to it. Their grilled beef wrapped in guise leaf was also another favourite of mine. It had a nice flavour and quite enjoyable to eat. Both of these are quite labour intensive to make so I appreciate that they’ve put in the effort to include these dishes on the menu.
Note: I found their nuoc mam to be a bit bland and overly sweet, but I just added some of the raw nuoc mam that is readily available on the table and it made a world of difference.
The Vietnamese rare beef salad was presented beautifully. It had a good amount of crispy onions, raw onions, and red pepper which gave it a nice kick, and then topped with their house-made sweet soy sauce. Again, maybe it’s just my preference, but I found it to be a tad too sweet, but overall, the flavours were good.
As for other dishes, they offer a lot of variety, from pho, to rice dishes, to noodle dishes. I seldom order pho when I go out to a Vietnamese restaurant. I ate pho probably 2-3 times weekly when growing up, and it’s just not something that I crave too often. Instead, we opted to get one of their noodle dishes, the seafood stir-fry on deep fried egg noodles. The noodles were light and airy and really good. This was probably my favourite dish of the night. It had a generous amount of seafood, and the flavours were all on point.
Overall, I enjoyed my experience at T&D noodle house. I don’t frequent a ton of Vietnamese restaurants, but I like how this restaurant is locally owned by a family, and has been opened for four years. I like supporting local, and it’s great to see such a variety of authentic dishes served here. Check out Lydia from YEGcraving’s review here if you want to know about their pho and bun bo hue, since I don’t usually get soups.