Green Leaf Vietnamese Bistro is a little family run Vietnamese cafe.
Wow! What a special little place! I swear our dinner was prepared by an angel as all the flavours and seasonings were to absolute perfection. My companion had the hot and sour soup with noodles which was perfectly flavoured and I had the bun with grilled pork and Spring roll. The pork was the best in town, to be sure. And the prices were excellent, the decor is upper-casual and the place is family-run. All in all we had an excellent experience and we will definitely be going back...
The number 44 on the menu is one of the best things I've ever eaten. It's a grilled pork vermicelli bowl. I've had this dish in many Vietnamnese restaurant but this is the most elegant way I've ever seen it served. And the pork... the pork is to die for. It's been crazy marinated and then grilled and it is the most flavourful meat I've probably ever had. And they give you tons of it.
When you eat this dish, don't dump the fish sauce they give you into the bowl. Keep it on the side as a dipping sauce. Dip your bites into the sauce and you will taste the deliciously salt/sweet/sour fish sauce even more distinctly. If you like things spicier (and even more flavouful) add some sriracha (the red sauce) to the bowl. If you want even more salty yumminess add some hoisin (the brown sauce). I like both.
I can't speak to their Pho, which is what most people go to a Vietnamese restaurant for, but this dish is so flavourful and fresh and delicious that it is worth a visit just for it.
So, if you're getting tired of the old stadard fodder (i.e., Pho Vy, Saigon at Night etc..) this is definitely worth your time and money~ Green Leaf Bistro is taking the Vietnamese food scene by storm!
We had a Wonton Noodle with Seafood, a Vermicelli Noodle bowl with Chicken and Prawns and a crispy fried crepe with prawns and shredded pork.
The Wonton broth was by far the best I have ever had. I love my wonton soup and this base was outstanding. the Vermicelli noodle bowl was also very good. The flavors were full and robust for Vietnames food
The Crispy crepe could have been left off. It was good, but there was a sweetness to the crepe that didn't suit it for an appetizer.
The price was a bit high in my opinion. It was standard 5.95 for Fresh Rolls, and $10-12 for a main dish. I guess after travellig in Vietnam and tasting amazing vietnamese food at a fraction of the cost, it seems disproportionate to be paying 4-5x more for the same fare.
All in all, we will definitely be back! However, if they were to lower their prices we would be back more often!!!