Review: Hai Sizzling WokAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
Hai Sizzling Wok
4351 Lafayette Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46254
I am not going to claim that I am an expert on Vietnamese Food or even Asian food in general. My bro recommended that we stop by Sizzling Wok for dinner before we hit the Black Crowes Concert, so I said why not?
This menu is huge, so we had a little of this and that. I took very poor notes and am writing it about a month later, so this might my worst review ever.
First up, my bro recommended the Spring Rolls for $2.50. There was not a lot going on here. I didn’t think that they were any better or worse than you can find at any other competitor.
Next up, Beef Salad for $6. I love the cold beef salad that you get at Thai places. I thought this version was good, but I have had better. There was a ton of ginger in it, but the sauce didn’t do anything for me. My brother liked this though, so I think that it was just personal preference. Btw, what is the fried item on the right, I have no clue?
My bro ordered the Lemongrass Chicken for around $8.00. I had a few bites and liked this quite a bit. It was lightly coated with a little oil and came with a little sauce dish that I have no clue what was in it (obviously carrots). There was a good amount of chicken and just a good dish overall.
I ordered the Spicy Beef Pho around $8. It looks really spicy, but it wasn’t as spicy as Flaming Hot Cheetos. Beef, onions, scallions, cilantro and Vermicelli noodles. I have had a lot of pho lately at places like Sandra’s, Saigon, etc. and I have to say that I thought this was probably my favorite. It doesn’t look that appetizing, but it surely was. My only complaint was that the beef was really fatty and I found cartilage in a few bites. However, the by-product of those funky pieces of beef fat made for one tasty broth.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, easily. A few hits and misses, but you almost expect that when the restaurant has a huge menu. I liked the entrees a lot and feel as if there are many items on the menu that I have never had. I am looking forward to becoming more familiar with Vietnamese food.