Place:Bamboozle Cafe, 516 N. Tampa, FL 33602
Dish: Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Grilled Chicken
This pleasant and healthy cafe is located in downtown Tampa and while parking may be difficult to find this fresh restaurant decked out with local art is worth it.
I ordered the Noodle Salad which after my beloved Rice Paper restaurant in Orlando closed down, hit the noodle craving spot. This dish starts with a generous portion of rice vermicelli noodles with cucumbers, been sprouts, shredded carrots, lettuce, piled on top. Then you get to choice your meat and I chose chicken, which was grilled to perfection with a hint of lime and coconut. Once you have the main ingredients to make this dish it’s topped off with fried shallots, peanuts, and fish sauce. I of course added some thai hot sauce to give it some hop.
The reason I love this meal so much is that it is full of healthy fresh ingredients when combined taste so good going down. I also like the mix of textures and temperatures with the vegetables and noodles as well as the hot meat of choice.
I give this place a 4 out of 5 only because I could have used a little more atmosphere to the place but the food was amazing!