Let me first start out with stating we eat other things than Thai but it just happens there are oddly a lot of Thai options in the South Bend, Indiana area. In Virginia while we did have a fantastic Thai restaurant, it was about 30 minutes from our house so we did not frequently visit for meals. So I guess we are catching up for lost time, or Genki Husband just has a major addiction to Thai curry. I’m guessing it’s the later… but I’m not complaining. Here are the vegan options at Noodle Alley in the South Bend, Indiana area. (actually Mishawaka right over the border)
Crispy Roll 4.50
Fresh greens and silver noodles, deep fried served with sweet and chili sauce.
Sweet chili and peanut sauce
Soy beans, boiled and lightly salted
Noodle Soup with Tofu 7.95 (Big Bowl Soup Entree)
Noodle soup with rice noodles, bean sprouts, topped with cilantro and sliced scallions- Ask for Vegetable broth!
Salads & Soups:
Fresh baby greens, tomato and cucumber in a creamy peanut dressing, served on a bed of lettuce (make sure it’s vegan dressing that day)
Mango Salad (seasonal) 7.95
Shredded fresh mango, shallots, cilantro, served on a bed of lettuce and topped with chili lime dressing and toasted coconut. (You have to order this vegan)
Creamy coconut soup with kefir lime and mushroom, garnished with cilantro and onion.
Miso Soup 2.95
Soy bean soup with tofu and seaweed. (Order vegan- no bonito)
Coconut milk, bamboo shoots, eggplants, bell peppers, broccoli and fresh basil
Red Curry 8.95
Coconut milk, red curry, bamboo shoots, eggplants, bell peppers, broccoli, fresh basil, baby corn and carrots
Yellow Curry 8.95
Sweet onion, yellow curry, potatoes, carrots and pineapple
Coconut milk, panang curry, kefir lime, broccoli, carrots, and potatoes
Coconut milk, mussamun curry, potatoes, onion, peanuts, and carrots.
Fried Rice: (Order Vegan with Tofu, without egg)
Thai Fried Rice 8.95
Jasmin rice stir-fried, tomato, onion, broccoli, bell peppers, peas, carrots and scallions.
A combination of basil sauce stir-fried with jasmine rice, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, peas, carrots, broccoli, and basil leaves.
Pineapple Fried Rice 8.95
Jasmine rice stir-fried with cashew nuts, pineapple, onion, bell peppers, tomato, peas, carrots and broccoli.
Fresh ripe mango stir-fried with jasmine rice, onion, tomato, scallions, and cashew nuts in a light soy sauce with peas, carrots and broccoli
Jasmine rice stir-fried with yellow curry, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, pineapple, peas, carrots and broccoli.
Lemongrass Garlic Fried Rice 8.95
Garlic and herbs stir-fired with jasmine rice, peas, carrots and broccoli.
Stir-fried Dishes: (Order Vegan with tofu and no egg)
Stir-fried garlic sauce and black pepper serve on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.
Stir-fried mushrooms, straw mushrooms, celery, baby corn, scallions, and bell peppers in ginger sauce.
Stir-fried garlic sauce with broccoli
Stir-fried cashew nuts, onions, baby corn, mushrooms and scallions with mild chili peppers.
Stir-fried eggplant, fresh chili, garlic, bell pepper, onion, basil leaves, carrots and broccoli
Stir-fried cashew nuts, onion, baby corn, mushrooms, scallions and mild chili peppers
Stir-fried red curry with bamboo shoots, baby corn, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and bell peppers
Steamed broccoli, carrot, baby corn, shiitake, mushroom stems, and cabbage with a peanut sauce, served on a bed of lettuce
Thai-style sweet and sour with tomato, pineapple, onion, bell pepper, cucumber, and scallions in a tomato-tamarind sauce
Noodles: (Order Vegan, without egg)
Drunken Noodles (pad kee mow) 8.95
Stir-fried noodles in basil sauce with fresh basil leaves, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, and carrots.
Pad See Eew 8.95 (Order without egg!)
Rice noodles stir-fried without egg, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms and tofu
Rice noodles with fresh basil leaves, onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, carrot, bean sprouts, tomato and bamboo shoots sauteed in spicy tomato sauce.
Pad Thai 8.95 (Order without egg!)
Thai favorite rice noodles without egg, bean sprouts, scallions and roasted peanuts in tangy-sweet sauce
Pad Woon Sen 8.95 (Order without egg!)
Stir-fried bean thread noodles without egg, carrot, bamboo shoots, baby corn, mushrooms, green onion, and tomato
Our Experience: Genki Husband and I visited this restaurant on a whim. We ordered everything without egg and animal products. After waiting about an hour it seemed for our food (the place was not busy and no take-out orders), we received our food with egg. This is always something I really dislike to see after ordering everything very carefully. I always feel terrible ordering everything very specific and always apologize for being direct in what we want to eat. So when something comes out with animal products, it is disheartening. Additionally our wait staff was not very helpful in ordering nor did he come back after our food was served. The food itself was Thai but items seems to have come from cans (such as the mushrooms) and nothing seemed fresh. All the food seemed to be lacking in something, maybe it was just us or maybe it was the restaurant. If I were to go out for Thai again, we would go to the other options available. I guess what I am saying is I would not suggest this restaurant to my friends. It breaks my heart to say that about a restaurant but if the staff do not put everything possible into the product I would not recommend it to all of you. Anyone been here? Comment Below