Town South Becomes T.S. Noodle House

Posted at March 6, 2012 by 2 Comments

The first time I ate at the tiny restaurant that is now called T.S. Noodle House, it was called  Town South Food & Wine and Pho Beef Noodle Soup Crawfish and Oyster, which is easily the strangest name I’ve ever seen printed on a menu. I wrote about that experience here, an experience that was perhaps highlighted by being able to order a Slush Puppie with my lunch. At the time, Town South wasn’t much more than a lunch counter located inside of a package liquor and live bait shop – except for the fact that it served some of the most authentic, non-dumbed-down Vietnamese food I’ve ever eaten anywhere.

T.S. Noodle House is the new incarnation of that lunch counter. Located at 794 E. Flournoy Lucas Rd. in southern Shreveport, T.S. Noodle House is a tiny hole-in-the-wall located next door to the liquor store and live bait shop. About a half-dozen tables are squeezed into the space (see a photo). If you’re into white tablecloths, it won’t be your scene. If you’re into rip-roaringingly delicious Vietnamese cuisine at stupefyingly affordable prices, it may be your new favorite spot.

During my recent visit, I exuberantly tasted and photographed just about anything that came near the table. A plate of crispy duck breast with steamed buns (pictured above) was my favorite: crispy and spicy skin, succulent and juicy meat, and warm, doughy steamed buns, all lightly drizzled with a sweet, savory sauce. I’ve tried this dish at a Bossier City restaurant that charges $27 for it. T.S. Noodle House charges $10 for the dish, and absolutely blew the $27 place off of the map. Other highlights were this incredible, bone-in Oxtail Beef Pho (small $6, large $10) and the House Spicy Noodle Soup (small $6, large $10).

To top it all off, they’ve still got Slush Puppies on the menu. I recommend the blue raspberry.

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About Chris Jay

Chris Jay

Chris Jay is a lifelong resident of northwest Louisiana, having lived in Springhill, Natchitoches and Shreveport-Bossier. An ‘02 graduate of Centenary College, he blogs about Shreveport-Bossier’s culinary scene and also makes weekly posts about upcoming events. When he’s not working, he’s likely walking his Bassett Hound, Bowser, or catching a movie or a rock show downtown. Chris can be reached at cjay@sbctb.org.

2 Responses to “Town South Becomes T.S. Noodle House”

  1. Kandie says:

    It must smell much better than it did a few months ago because I just stopped in for a coke and the smell of seafood was so bad I just left….

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    • Chris Jay
      Chris Jay says:

      Hey Kandie! A few months ago, the place where food was served would have been on the right side of the shopping center, wouldn’t it? Basically inside of the convenience store? They have a space dedicated to the Noodle House now, it’s no longer sharing the space with a store. It smelled good when I was there. I’d eaten at the old version (basically the lunch counter inside of the convenient store) and yes, that was a very different experience (although I still enjoyed it because the shrimp were pretty awesome…).

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