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Tudo’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Pensacola

While back in the U.S., we focused on Vietnamese food and Mexican food, two cuisines we miss while living in Kuwait. We ate several times at Tudo’s, and there are still many items on the menu we want to try.

Here is my very favorite thing – Vietnamese salad rolls. In France, they are served with a vinegar-y sauce, but in most places in the U.S., they come with this delicious peanut sauce:

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My husband loves Pho, a big bowl of soup with either meat or chicken or tofu, plus tasty vegetables and lemon grass, cilantro, mint leaves, all fresh:

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I like Pho, too, but this time I discovered a shrimp and meat dish served over vermicelli, utterly fresh and delicious:

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Oh, how I would love to be able to eat Vietnamese food in Kuwait! It is all so fresh, so delicious, and (relatively) healthy food.

UPDATE: When I wrote this blog entry, I never dreamed one day we would be living in Pensacola; it wasn’t part of the plan. Plans change :-) Tudos is just one reason we are happy to be here.

Tudos telephone number for take-out: 850-473-8877

Tudo’s is located just north of Creighton on N. Davis, on the right hand side just after Ronnies Car Wash if you are going north on Davis. Coming South, you would have to make a U-turn at the Creighton and Davis light.

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April 16, 2007 - Posted by | Cross Cultural, Customer Service, Diet / Weight Loss, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Florida, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Travel

22 Comments »

  1. Wow this post makes me hungry (even though I just ate my typical falafel sandwich lunch). I really miss Vietnamese food here in Kuwait, especially spring rolls and pho! Real Mexican too, since I came here from Tucson Arizona.

    Thanks for reminding me what I’ve been missing…

    Comment by Susan Cergol | April 16, 2007 | Reply

  2. Oh! Real Mexican! Arizona Mexican, not California Mexican! Oh! It just isn’t here. But so many Kuwaitis go to school in Arizona that I am praying one day, one of them will bring some real Mexicans here, and start up a REAL Mexican restaurant!

    Some Philipina friends told me they also make the salad rolls, with the peanut sauce, and that the rice paper wrappings are available here in Kuwait at the Phillipine food stores, but I have yet to see any salad rolls in a restaurant. Maybe soon, insh’allah!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 16, 2007 | Reply

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  4. My husband, baby and I ….eat at Tudos almost everyday i love the #18 and i love the Spring rolls and i love the #36 i wish they delivered i would order Alot more i hope they never go out of business their food is so delicious

    Comment by Tonya Givens | May 25, 2007 | Reply

  5. Oh Tonya, how I envy you. Their food is so fresh and so good! And I am far away, in Kuwait!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 25, 2007 | Reply

    • I am sorry.. I still enjoy eating there i just looked back i posted that may 25, 2007 thats a long time ago and im still eating there A LOT lol

      Comment by Tonya Givens | August 31, 2011 | Reply

      • LOL, Tanya, and now I am living in Pensacola, and I still think Tudos is probably my favorite restaurant. We go there, and when we are sick, we rely on their Won Ton soup, broth only. :-) I love #32 and #35 and the chicken salad, as well as the salad rolls (I think they call them summer rolls)

        Comment by intlxpatr | September 1, 2011

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  7. My God, I am drooling. Those salad rolls and the pho are driving me crazy just looking at them.

    So hungry now!

    Comment by Ms. Baker | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  8. I think we REALLY REALLY need a Vietnamese restaurant in Kuwait, don’t you? Next door to a really really good Mexican restaurant, with lots of parking for the two restaurants!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 10, 2008 | Reply

  9. Came across your blog via a google search. I am going to TuDo today for lunch. Just thought I would rub it in :-)

    al sends

    Comment by Al | March 25, 2008 | Reply

  10. Yes! Tu-Do! I googled it and your site came up. I love that place so much. They have the best egg rolls I’ve ever tasted.

    Comment by Scott | April 12, 2008 | Reply

  11. Scott, it is one of the best restaurants – IMHO – in Pensacola. There are days in Kuwait when I yearn for TuDo’s. Thanks for your visit and comments!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 12, 2008 | Reply

  12. I’m going there tonight after work…I wish they had a downtown location! They have fabulous food!

    Comment by jamilee | July 21, 2010 | Reply

  13. Good for you, Jamil, I eat there all the time! I love that place! The food is so FRESH. Right now I have some allergies, and their Won Ton Soup is keeping me alive. I never get tired of their food. :-) What will you have for dinner?

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 21, 2010 | Reply

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  15. i would like to think that the best restaurants would serve very delicious and healthy foods

    Comment by Curtain Panels | November 24, 2010 | Reply

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  17. what is the location and telephone no of the resturant? pls give.. thanks

    Comment by deenise786 | February 12, 2012 | Reply

  18. Deenise – I have it on speed dial :-)

    850-473-8877

    Tudo’s is located just north of Creighton on N. Davis, on the right hand side just after Ronnies Car Wash if you are going north on Davis. Coming South, you would have to make a U-turn at the Creighton and Davis light.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 12, 2012 | Reply

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