Hello Winnipeg, we are Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant. We’re passionate about food, but not about cooking. After growing tired of everyday chain restaurants, we began our search for the best hidden eateries the city has to offer. Ever wonder if that trendy new place is worth the money; or if that greasy burger joint lives up to all the hype? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant!
Pho Mama’s Noodle House
[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:8112462703[/flickr]Pho Mama’s Noodle House is a small restaurant that primarily serves Vietnamese food, but also offers favorites from Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. This quick and easy restaurant is our go-to place for Pho, and by the looks of the always-packed parking lot, we’re not alone.
Mama’s Noodle house is great for a fast lunch and for late-night eats; they are open till 3 am on the weekends. Their menu begins with your usual appetizers; salad rolls, calamari and spring rolls being some of our favorites. For this visit to Pho Mama’s, we tried their Deep Fried Siopao bun. It was everything you’d expect from a Siopao bun, with the crispiness we all love about deep frying! Many of their appetizer dishes are on the small side, and this is a good way to be able to try one without ordering enough for four people. However, if you are trying to feed a lot of people with one appetizer, be mindful of this.
There are plenty of choices for Noodle Soups on this menu, and the servers are helpful in explaining the difference between each of them. If you like Spicy, the Satay Soup will have your nose running and craving satisfied. If you aren’t too adventurous, the Chicken Pho is a good introduction to these massive meal soups. Their combination plates are single-serve, but large enough to bring some home for later. They feature different meat choices, white or fried rice and some stir-fried vegetables on the side. While you can still find family-sized dishes on this menu, Mama’s Noodle House seems to gear more towards single-serve meals like these combination plates. This is one of the reasons we can recommend this place as somewhere to go for cheap eats.
[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:8112472062[/flickr]We do visit Mama’s Noodle House pretty often, and while we mix it up most times by trying a combination plate, or a Pad Thai; our go-to dish has got to be the Well Done Beef Noodle Soup. The soup earns robust flavors from the beef, and the meat itself is thinly sliced to not compete with the broth itself. A thing to note about this soup is that the beef is often very fatty, if you’re not into that, you may find yourself picking around some of the beef. This soup definitely is comparable to others at similar restaurants, but for us, Mama’s Noodle House is the place we find ourselves going back to the most.
This restaurant is a good option for fast, flavorful and cheap food. They’re always busy, and we can guess that many readers may have tried it. But if you have yet to visit Mama’s Noodle House, check it out.
Pho Mama’s Noodle House
141 McPhillips St.