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Vegitarian Pho in Chinatown

ScoobieSnack Sep 15, 2008 05:06 AM

Does any one have a rec for a good Veggie Pho in Chinatown ? I would need a place that used a vegetable broth as opposed to Chicken based.

Thanks for the help.

  1. Luther Sep 15, 2008 06:55 AM

    I like Buddha's Delight for vegetarian stuff, and their dishes have a Vietnamese bent to them for sure. They do an excellent vegetarian hu thieu nam vang, but I don't know if they have anything pho-flavored (with anise and such).

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    1. re: Luther
      joebloe Sep 15, 2008 06:05 PM

      Too bad it's shut down two weeks ago for some 30 serious health violations.

    2. Sgt Snackers Sep 15, 2008 01:28 PM

      No idea, but just for clarification, Pho is generally based on **beef stock**, not chicken -- unless you were referring to "Chicken Pho" which some places carry (pho hoac mi ga).

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      1. re: Sgt Snackers
        ScoobieSnack Sep 15, 2008 04:30 PM

        Thanks for the heads up. It is true that Pho is based on a beef broth, but a lot of Pho shops will offer a Pho Chay (vegetable) with chicken based broth.

      2. c
        chowfamily Sep 15, 2008 05:51 PM

        I haven't been in ages, but Pho Pasteur used to have a spicy vegetarian soup with tofu, noodles,and pineapple, of all things. An alternative might be Shabu Zen, where you can select the broth and ingredients.

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