318 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V8
318 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V8
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We went in to a touch of ginger as out regular place was closed. Ordered a red curry chicken and some fried rice. The fried rice was ok and the red curry tasted decent, though the chicken was tough and stringy. Owner was nice and helpful. Nevertheless, the food did not stand out from any run of the mill vietnamese / thai combination places.
This restaurant is on the top of my list for delicious food, great service and extremely friendly staff. I have never been disappointed.
These are some of the best Vietnamese dishes in Calgary, at the lowest price I've seen. They also have a different lunch special every day. And a very clean environment. I have tried the other Vietnamese places around, this one is the best.
I love and recommend the asparagus crab soup ,comfort food, I've been eating it for many years . Generally other than that it's your standard Vietnamese cuisine , the decor is stale , the service is OK.
In all my years of experiencing authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, this place is undoubtedly the worst. My partner and I had ordered a Tom Yum soup and a bun bo hue after reading the reasonably positive reviews online and we both decided to try out the place. Not only was the small bun bo hue serving the same bowl size as that of what you would feed your 6 year old cereal for breakfast, but the obviously lack of knowledge it comes to making the dish was a true disappointment. They had merely doused the bland chicken broth with some chili oil and scarcely added nothing more than the incorrect thin and broken vermicelli as a substitute. There was literally no meat but two slices of raw beef, not to mention that three quarters of the soup was that disgusting broth. For those who are knowledgeable about what Bun Bo Hue is, this is obviously a sad joke at attempting to make the dish. For the Tom Yum, again, three quarters of broth, lazily doused with some canned pineapple and starved frozen shrimp with broken bean sprouts. For awfully prepared food, the price was ridiculously expensive, as you can spend the exact amount on much better Vietnamese and Thai cuisine in any other Calgarian restaurant. Aside from the less than average service and relatively homey restaurant decor, it is best to avoid burning your money here.
This restaurant is a must-try if you like vegetarian food. I dine at A Touch of Ginger Delight often, especially on days when I crave hot soup and spring rolls. The fried spring rolls have a fresh, noodley texture that I love. The sate tofu soup (V9 on the menu, I think), has fried tofu, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, and the best pho noodles in town--long and silky. The person who appears to own or manage the restaurant is friendly and welcoming, service is also prompt and exact, the dinning area is lovely, and the price is right!
All I can say is that I got a ticket racing to this place for the #49 (shrimp, cashews, chicken, celery, etc.). Get it with the coconut rice, and there's enough for two people, I would say. My wife and I love this place.
I find Vietnamese + Thai places tricky. most of them seem to be very good for a few dishes, and lacking on some other ones, so depending on what you like to eat, this could, or could not, be a very good choice. if you like Bun... the meats and rolls on vermicelli noodles served with fish sauce, then go to touch of ginger delight. hands down, they are the best at that dish.. it's fast, delicious, and a large portion for really cheap. the bbq sauce on their meats is amazing, and the imperial rolls are extremely delicious. I recommend #B25 or #B21 with extra beef in place of the shrimp (their shrimps aren't very good.) I've had better pho at many other places, especially if you like a sate base.. theirs is not super good. regular rare beef pho is decent, and if that's what you like, then it's not a bad choice. they also have a thai sweet and sour soup that's interesting and tasty. decent bubble tea, decent salad rolls, cheap beer. I also get a kick out of the spelling on their menu.. one of their dishes contains "crab flackers." hilarious. I've never felt like the place isn't clean enough, and there's lots of interesting fish to look at too. the atmosphere is NOT going to blow your mind.. if you're looking for a romantic dinner date, this is not the place, but the food is good and fast and cheap and I would highly recommend it.
busy Vietnamese+Thai, large portions
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