Being a Vietnamese Canadian, I have the privilege of enjoying some great home-cooked food made by my parents – generally inspired by (of course) Vietnamese cuisine. Many times I have gone out to Vietnamese restaurants and couldn’t find a restaurant that could compare to my parent’s cooking, but perhaps Vietnoms has measured up to the task! Vietnoms was a visit I had the honour of taking when I came by to their Yonge Sheppard location, and I must say that I was in awe by the quality of the food, the service, and the overall experience of what I envisioned Vietnamese cuisine to be like.

This establishment has recently opened in the GTA area (its birthdate being only 3 months old!) and it has been flourishing in the delivery/takeout scene. Vietnoms is currently partnered with some of the leading food delivery services such as Uber Eats and Ritual, and have taken over the food delivery scene. I personally enjoy eating in restaurants, so when I came to Vietnoms, I didn’t expect too much for their decor since it’s styled and branded as a takeout place. However, even inside I could see the beauty in its location. The interior held a very modern look, and was beautifully designed with black table stools and marble counter-top tables for those who were planning on dining in. In addition, their walls were kept fresh with white paint and grey, modern brick. Despite being a takeout establishment, Vietnoms exceeded my expectations in ambiance and design.

I was personally greeted by the owner, Tony, who took our orders promptly with deep eagerness to serve us. Once we placed our order, we took a seat at one of the countertops and were immediately served some water from the fridge, along with Ca Phe Sua Da, which is probably my favourite cold beverage to get in a Vietnamese restaurant (besides of course, Sinh To Bo). This drink was perfectly cold and prepared to perfection, with the perfect proportions of ice, coffee, and condensed milk.

Soon enough, our orders were out and ready for us to indulge in – we had ordered one bowl of Bun Bo Hue along with a bowl of Bun Rieu. Keep in mind that the Bun Rieu is an off menu order – and varies every Thursday, Friday and Saturday based on what Tony’s mother wants to be cooking during that time! I loved the concept of having an off menu option, simply because it introduces patrons to new, exotic items in Vietnamese cuisine. Their most famous off menu items include Bun Rieu and Bun Mam.

My partner’s Bun Bo Hue upon first glance truly captured the essence of what Bun Bo Hue is all about. It was accompanied with its assort vegetables (a side of mints, bean sprouts, etc.) sliced lime, and a special house sauce. Even without the sauce, the first slurp of this beautifully crafted soup was, and I quote from my partner, “the greatest soup he’s had”. The portions of meat and noodles were great, and he claimed that the noodles were the perfect size and texture. On the side as well, because he likes a kick of spiciness, Vietnoms kindly provided some chilli peppers to add to his meal. It was truly a very authentic bowl of Bun Bo!

My Bun Rieu this afternoon visit was truly wonderful. The soup was packed with flavor and had such an amazing taste – probably due to all the bone marrow that was used to cook the broth, according to Tony! This soup as well was served with a side of assorted vegetables, along with Mam Tom, which is a shrimp paste that tastes absolutely delightful, and it is commonly paired with this authentic bowl from Vietnam. The soup was beautifully crafted with green scallions, onions, tofu and fish cake. Personally for me, I thought the bowl was too large for me, but next time I’ll definitely get a smaller size!

Overall, Vietnoms was definitely a treat, and I highly recommend going to them if you’re not only looking for the true taste of Vietnam, but getting all the noms that you want with high quality!

For more information on Vietnoms and what they have to offer, check out their website: https://www.vietnoms.ca/

Ratings

Plating – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ 

Ambiance – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  

Taste – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡   

Service – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡