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.
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.
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.