There are too many noodle restaurants in Toronto that we really can’t fit every single one, but here are some that the editorial team tried based on the reviews we’ve read online. And we bet you, there must be one that you will fall in love with!
PHO RUA VANG
A famous Vietnamese spot at Ossington, and its name is always up on the list of best places for pho. We recommend their “Spicy Satay Rare Beef Rice Noodle Soup”. There is another pho restaurant nearby on Queen St as well.
EAT BKK Thai Kitchen
A popular Thai restaurant near Sheppard station. Their Pad Thai is delicious, full of chicken, and is definitely worth the price.
Hot Spicy Spicy
Here’s the place to go if you want a good share of spicy Szechuan food! Located at Leslie and Finch, this place is known amongst the local fans as a hidden gem.
Bach Yen Vietnamese Cuisine
Their “Beef Sautéed with Spicy Lemongrass and Spring Roll on Vermicelli” comes with spicy sautéed beef along with a spring roll—as the name suggests. Leaning towards the spicier side of things, this dish is super appetizing with the crunchy peanuts and the sweet sauce that form the perfect combo.
Legend Aroma Food
You probably can’t get a “Signature Rice Noodles and Multi Veggies with Snail Soup” anywhere else in town. While it is light, it also has a robust flavour to it. It strikes a perfect balance with the spices—a possible new favourite!
Star King Viet Thai Cuisine
Their “Thai Curry Laksa” is made with vermicelli, allowing for a smooth texture. Topped with shrimp and chicken. The coconut flavour makes the dish quite irresistible, even until the last bit of the soup.
Wuhan Noodle 1950
Their “Beef Dry Noodle” is definitely worth a try. Along with sesame paste, the noodle comes with cilantro, scallion, sour beans and dried radish. Mix the noodles in the sesame paste, and there you have your perfect indulgent noodle experience.
A Thai restaurant located in Etobicoke, this place has some delicious “Thai Noodle Lemongrass Soup”. The lemongrass soup has an amazing flavour and richness to it, it makes you fall in love with Thai noodles at first bite.
A slightly high-end Thai restaurant located downtown. Their “Phuket Noodle Soup” is a perfect combination between coconut milk-based soup and egg noodles.
Wonton Chai Noodle
Specializing in wonton noodles, this store has some of the lowest prices in town, like their $3.50 plain noodle. This time round, we went for shrimp wonton and beef tendon as toppings. The soy sauce-based soup has a strong beef flavour to it, while the shrimp wonton is remarkable in that it has a full shrimp inside it. If you’re a wonton fan, here’s a dish you must try!
House of Gourmet
A popular spot in Chinatown famous for its wide range of offerings, generous portions and taste. Our recommendation this time is “Chilli Shredded Pork with Noodle in Soup”. The perfect level of spiciness and flavourful soup will definitely keep you captive!
You can customize almost all their menus, from the soup and the noodles to the toppings. Go all out on your favourites at this store!
A popular pho restaurant in Markham. They have another branch in Scarborough and have even made their way to Hong Kong! Their “House Beef Noodle” is definitely worth a try. Toppings include thin slices of beef, scallion and onion, and the soup has a strong flavour despite its light colour. A perfect match with the noodles.
NOT JUST NOODLES
While the soup is light, it does not lack in depth of flavour. The bowl is full of juicy wontons, making it truly satiating.
You can basically make your own dish here at Sweet Lulu. Our recommendation is the “Vegetarian / Laksa Soup / Rice Ribbon” combo. The fragrant lime leaves are a perfect match with the spicy soup.
Their “Taiwanese Braised Beef Noodle Soup” is a combination of super tender meat and noodles. Their soup is based on a stock taken from beef bone. On top are nice thick slices of beef, both tender and full of umami.
Their pho here is remarkable for their distinct kick of lime. The soup, with its herbal aroma and hoisin sauce, is quite delicious.
VIETNAM LOVELY NOODLE
Their “House Special Noodle Soup” comes with fatty beef slices and beef balls. Their sweet beef slices strike a perfect balance with the simply flavoured noodles.
At this well-known Korean joint, you can enjoy “Glass Noodle and Vegetables”, which is japjae with the appetizing smell of garlic and sesame oil. As an added bonus, it’s full of veggies, so you can get your fair share of nutrients there!
Angus Pho House
Try their pho at lunch time—you can choose two toppings from many, including rare-cooked beef slices, beef tendon, fish balls, chicken, and more. If you’re in for an adventure, you can change the soup to a tom yum flavoured one or a spicy one, with just $1 extra.
This well-known Chinese joint has some good shrimp wonton noodles. Nothing too heavy, and it’s something you want to keep coming back for.
Here’s the perfect place to enjoy traditional Korean home food, “Stir Fried Spicy Noodles”. Their noodles come with veggies like onions, scallions and carrots, along with rice cakes, all stir fried in their very own spicy sauce.
Another famous downtown joint, Asian Legend is one of those places where you can’t really go wrong with anything. What we do recommend though, is their “Hot & Sour with Shredded Chicken with Noodle”. The sour and spicy soup, with the distinct flavour of black pepper, goes perfectly with their homemade noodles. It’s one of those tastes you don’t grow tired of.
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