Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: Fish Soup Noodles House (魚湯店)

 Overall Rating: 4/5

[2012-10-09 - Drove by the place on the weekend and noticed that this place has been closed down. :(  ]

Wen and I went to the Fish Soup Noodles House (魚湯店) twice.  We really like their fish soup.

This store had very good fish soup.   I wouldn't considered it to be the best.  The best fish soup noodle I had was from 楓林閣海鮮酒家.   Unfortunately, 楓林閣海鮮酒家 had been closed down for a long time. 

For $7.50, we got to pick the type of soup (i.e. fish soup, tom yum goong soup, etc.) , the type of noodle (i.e. rice noodle, vermicell, etc) and 2 toppings (i.e. beef, fish balls, etc.).  Additional toppings required additional charges. 
The first time we went there, I had tried the fish soup with vermicelli (粉絲), pork neck pieces (豬頸肉), and  fish skin dumpling (魚皮餃).  The fish soup had strong fish taste but no 魚腥味.  The soup was hot, which I liked it very much.  In additional to my two selected toppings, the noodle soup also contained japanese crab meat (蟹柳), mushrooms (冬菇), bean curd skin (腐皮), Loofah (勝瓜), and green onion (蔥).   The pork neck pieces and fish skin dumpling were both very good.

We also had 2 appetizers: pan fried fish cake (煎魚餅) and spicy beef brisket (川味牛腩).  They were both good.  The fish cake had small pieces of squid in it, which make the taste and feeling (口感) better than normal fish cakes.  We had ordered the fish cake again the second time we were there.

Today, we went to the Fish Soup Noodles House for a second time.  There were lots of customers.  I had the fish soup with vermicelli (粉絲), cuttlefish balls (墨魚丸), and squid (魷魚).   Wen had  the fish soup with rice noodle (河粉), cuttlefish balls (墨魚丸), and beef (滑牛肉).

The additional toppings were more or less the same as last time: japanese crab meat (蟹柳), mushrooms (冬菇), bean curd skin (腐皮), white turnip (白蘿蔔), and green onion (蔥).   I didn't like the white turnip.  Since I don't really like white turnip except for pan fried turnip cake (蘿蔔糕), I wasn't the right person to comment on it.  However, Wen also preferred the white turnip to be softer, so it wasn't just me.  The cuttlefish balls were good, but the squids were a bit chewy.  The squids were probably boiled a bit too long.

We also had the pan fried fish cake and the tea taste chicken wings (茶味雞翅) for appetizer. The chicken wings had a smoke taste to them, but I didn't taste any tea taste.  It's good if you don't treat it as tea taste chicken wings.

Fish Soup Noodles House 魚湯店

505 Hwy 7 E
Unit 50-53
Thornhill, ON L3T 7P6

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