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Vegetarian and Vietnamese in PHX?

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Hey! I don't eat meat and I don't really care for seafood. Does this mean there is basically nothing tasty for me at the numerous Vietnamese restaurants around town? I'm just wondering.. if no, tell me. But I would think that there must be some sort of yummy vegetable dishes at some of these restaurants. Any suggestions?
Thanks, as I'm not familiar with this type of food.

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  1. Meatless Vietnamese is readily available. Vegetarian Vietnamese (no meat broths, no fish sauce, etc.) will be more difficult to find. If you want to be sure there are no meat-derived ingredients, you'll have to ask a lot of questions of the restaurant staff.

    For meatless Vietnamese dishes, I recommend the following:

    Noodles Ranch, SE corner of Thomas & Scottsdale, Scottsdale
    Khai Hoah, south side of Apache Blvd. b/w Dorsey and McClintock, Tempe

    Both have pho rua (noodle soup with vegetables, although probably made with a meat broth), as well as various vegetable spring rolls and stir fries.

    1. There is a great green papaya salad at Cyclo, it comes with shrimp but its just a few and you could ask without it. In fact I'm sure Cyclo would put something together for you if you asked.

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      1. re: tivon

        Another place you may want to try is The Supreme Master Ching Hai Vegetarian House
        http://www.veggiehouse.com

        1. re: ciaogal

          Looks like they offer noodle and asian Veggie dishes

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          Supreme Master Ching Hai Vegetarian House
          3239 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

      2. Cyclo has a *few* vegetarian things. The green beans are on my table almost every time I go in there. There are a couple more substantial items, as well: a stir fry and some wokked veggies. I've not tried them, but they always look good when I see them come out.