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Oct 2, 2006 09:38 PM

vegetarian options at joe's noodle house

Many chowhounds have praised the Sichuan dishes at Joe's Noodle House in Rockville, usually the fish and meat-based entrees (fish in gravy, wontons in red sauce, etc.)

Are there chow-worthy vegetarian options at Joe's? Naturally, the spicy pickled vegetables (A05) and maybe the spicy cold pasta (N12) are choices, but are any others recommended?

Their vegetarian menu is here:

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  1. There are always quite several solely vegetable dishes handwritten and posted as specials behind the counter that aren't on the menu.

    If V21, Tofu and Vegetable in Spicy Szechuan Sauce is actually the same sauce as the legendary H20 (Fish and Veg with SSS), then that would be a MUST order, because that sauce is one of the best things I have ever tasted.

    1. These are all very worthy dishes from the vegetarian menu:
      A01, shredded radish
      A11, pressed bean curd
      A14, seasoned seaweed
      V04, shredded potato
      V11, crispy and salty eggplant

      1. A01 is just a few bites but add it in - it's a must.

        1. V32! Spicy and Tasty Fried Tofu. They'll make it as spicy and as numbing (different sensations -- ask them about it) as you like.

          1. I can't remember any specific recs (you're reminding me it's been too long since I've gone there--I've been quite enchanted with A&J recently), but I've eaten many a chow-worthy meal on veggie options alone. You won't suffer as a veggie at Joe's.