Food - 9/10
Service - 9/10
Ambiance - 7.5/10
Watercress Express' food definitely lives up to it's slogan "Viet-Modern Cuisine at its Best". While they offer the standard pho (beef noodle soups), they have done a fantastic job offering up other creative options that are tasty and unique. Located on the busy 17th Ave, Watercress Express is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat to-go or in our case, a sit down family meal with Baby S. Although seating is limited, many patrons were ordering food to-go so we didn't have any difficulty getting our table of choice. The menu is clearly visible above the ordering counter, with descriptions of each dish. We were tempted by many dishes and ordered a variety of appetizers and mains, forgoing our usual bowls of pho. The dishes were unique and flavourful and demonstrated a great balance of flavours and careful presentation. The attention to detail was evident and we were impressed by our experience.
The following pictures shows the deliciousness that ensued:
|Crispy Char Siu Wontons|
The wontons were perfectly crisp with the ultra tender sous vide char siu pork shoulder. The addition of tart green apple slices on ginger scallion sauce was a winning combination.
These chicken wings were absolutely delicious. Crispy with a light glaze of caramelized chill lime sauce and sprinkling of sesame seeds and fried shallots.
|Pineapple Nuoc Cham Pork Wrap|
The wraps were beautifully presented, pre-cut to look like sushi and easy to eat in one bite. The sweet pineapple in this pork wrap was a tasty addition.
|Tamarind Beef Wrap|
The refreshing cucumber and tangy tamarind beef was delicious and satisfying. My question is, how do they cut/wrap each slice so perfectly?
|Grilled Pork & Spring Rolls Vermicelli|
|Kimchi Fried Rice|
|Nuoc Cham Braised Pork Cheek Bao|
|Woking Shrimp Stir Fry on Crispy Egg Noodle|
The crispy egg noodles were topped with fresh shrimp and vegetables.
Watercress Express is definitely a place to check out if you're looking for a fresh take on Vietnamese cuisine with fast, friendly service and quality food.