What do you call a fake noodle??? An impasta.
This past Wednesday we traveled to Planet Noodle (www.planetnoodle.com, 222 Post Road, Fairfield) to try some Asian Food. Asian Restaurants (not including Chinese or Japanese) are very scarce in CT and whenever you can get your hands on one, it is very exciting. Planet Noodle specializes in a mix of Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese food.
When we entered Planet Noodle, we noticed the somewhat empty, sad atmosphere and lack of people serving and taking orders. When a waiter finally got to our table we were starving! As a result of this we ordered a lot! To start we ordered, a Summer Roll (tender, fresh shrimp, light vegetables, and sharp basil wrapped in rice paper).
In addition we had, Chicken Wings (crisp chicken wings that were perfectly fried and oozing with warm juices).
Lastly we had the Papaya Salad and the Triangle Tofu. The Papaya salad was very colorful and had numerous crispy, fresh vegetables with some spicy chilies added for an extra kick.
The Triangle Tofu was very crunchy on the outside but mushy and bland on the inside.
The appetizers were fairly good but we were still extremely hungry!
After waiting for about 30 minutes for our entrees to come, we had had enough! We needed food! The wait staff seemed somewhat short handed but that is no excuse for such a slow meal. For our entrees we ordered a Sizzling Pancake (a crunchy battered pancake filled with succulent shrimp, delectable crab meat, moist ground pork, sautéed mushrooms that made juices flow down your face, and toothsome, snappy onions).
In addition to that we had BBQ with Rice Noodles (delicious pork, served on a bed of bright green lettuce, crunchy onions, on top of slippery rice noodles with a silky, smooth brown sauce).
Finally we had two soups (a Spicy Vegetarian Rice Noodle Soup and a Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup). My Mom’s vegetarian soup was very spicy, and very warm.
They both soothed a cold winter throat and also contained an abundance of fresh, sautéed vegetables and my brothers contained succulent chicken.
The atmosphere of Planet Noodle was very plain and bland. The sad, tired faces chomping on their food was not a good sight either. The service was extremely slow and nothing special. The value was really cheap for the huge meals we obtained. *Warning, I would recommend Planet Noodle for the food not the atmosphere/service! Make sure you have a lot of time on your hands if you go!!!! I would give it ZZZ- 3 Z’s- Good.