Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Southwest >
Jul 3, 2007 03:29 PM

Vegetarian and Vietnamese in PHX?

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.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  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.

      2 Replies
      1. re: tivon

        Another place you may want to try is The Supreme Master Ching Hai Vegetarian House

        1. re: ciaogal

          Looks like they offer noodle and asian Veggie dishes

          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.