This morning, I woke up really wanting a good Vietnamese submarine. I didn’t want to go all the way to my favorite place in Chinatown, so I decided to give Tang Toasted Subs & Grill a try.
It wasn’t as I hoped for… as my expectations were really high — however, the sub was flavorful with it’s sauce from the chicken. I had the Satay Chicken, and my husband had the Mega Sub (Sate Chicken and Beef). I think the actual sub bun wasn’t as fresh or something. Usually when you toast bread, it’s got a distinctive taste and smell, which these subs seems to be lacking. The carrots weren’t actually pickled, or it was just really lightly done… or the carrot sticks were too large. You couldn’t taste the “pickled” part of it, which usually adds to the taste of a Vietnamese Sub.
We did see a lot of their customers eating the rice bowls, which really was just vermicelli bowls, and they looked like they were enjoying themselves! I guess if I was in that area, I would go in to give it a try too! 🙂
Regardless, it’s a great place for a quick cure! And, a place I will return to try other selections which I didn’t get to this time.
We were going to get drinks, as both of us love bubble tea — however, they do not use fresh fruits, as you can see the powders they use. Neither of us are fans of powder bubble tea, so we opted out this time. They called these drinks smoothies at Tang.
Tang Restaurant: Toasted Subs & Grill
909 33 Heritage Meadows Way SE
Calgary, AB T2H
Well, we just got home from a short but GREAT holiday, and I wanted noodle soup… so, we went to Chi Lan as it’s close to home, and delicious!
Originally, I wanted something with a more subtle taste, but when I picked up the menu, I soon realized I was craving for spice!
We ordered a Bun Bo Hue and Hot Wings, and both was as mentioned, spicy! The wings were perfectly fried, and then tossed in a hot sauce. The skin was fried to perfection, with a nice crunch. I asked for the Bun Bo Hue with rice noodles, as it’s easier to eat! I do enjoy the round noodles they usually use, but it splashes the soup all over me… and the splatter look wasn’t what I wanted.
After eating the wings, the Bun Bo Hue wasn’t spicy, and I was able to taste the flavor of it, and it’s subtle hint of sweetness. It was really good!
At the end of the night, it was a great dinner! It’s definitely my go to noodle place! 🙂 Chi Lan is close to home, with reasonable prices and never a disappointment! Be sure to visit them yourself!
4307 130 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2Z
I had to opportunity to try authentic Filipino food at 7 Seas in Calgary, and it was a little place – which is really easy to miss, as it’s tucked away in a strip mall. However, the food is excellent, and the prices are really reasonable (with large portions).
We started with one of their soups and I”m not sure what it’s called as it was all ordered by a friend. This soup was pretty tasty and not like any other soup we’ve had.
We had their Lumpia which is their spring roll, and they have an amazing and delicious take on it.
We also go to try their fried fish which was perfectly fried to a nice crispy without being dry.
Staying with the fried theme, we got their fried pork skin which is a very common appetizer or snack in the Asian world.
Pretty much what we ate instaead of a variety of started was rice with a popular dish of stewed okra and tomatoes and rice. This was amazing and I think adults and kids of all ages would enjoy this tangy dish.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and we really enjoyed our time here.
7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant
7521 Macleod Trail South
I’ve been craving Sushi for a very long time. To my excitement, Globefish opened up in Chinook Centre, which is a million times more convenient for me than going to Kensington. It is located outside of Chinook Centre, as there is no entrance from the inside of the shopping mall. I find the easiest way to get there would be walking through Shoppers Drug Mart downstairs, or just drive outside around the mall until I see it.
We were lucky to have visited this location with more than 2 people so we were able to order more than usual! We started with their gyoza and they make a terrific gyozas as the skin was thin, the filling was delicious and they pan fried it to perfection!
We all shared the sushi and sashimi platter which was absolutely delicious.
Then we ordered a Cherry Blossom roll which was delicious. It was a salmon and avocado roll wrapped in red tuna! It was amazing!
Even if you’re not a fan of raw seafood, they do offer great cooked rolls, and udon, and other great dishes which I’m sure will satisfy anyone’s tastebuds!
#0130 6455 Macleod TR SW
One of my favorite sit down breakfast places would be Cora’s, and we got to go to the one in the South on 130th Avenue in Calgary on March 19th, 2011. Food was great, prices was great — with large portions!!
I ordered their Raspberry 4 Lucie and I think it’s very fitting. I used to get called Lucy a lot too… well, oddly I still do. Not sure why! Anyway, this breakfast was a thin crepe filled with raspberries and custard with cream cheese! It was amazing and not too sweet at all!
The other breakfast that we ordered was their Western-Cheddar crêpomelette which was a savoury crepe with ham, onions, red and green peppers, tomatoes, green onions and Cheddar cheese, covered in hollandaise sauce, served with potatoes and toast! Told you this was a big breakfast!
Overall, it was a fantastic time here. Always expect a long wait unless you’re very early!
Cora’s 130th Avenue
4600 130th Avenue S.E.,