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Vegan Rice Noodle Soup Round Up

Vietnamese Vegan Pho Noodle Soup

Asian Inspired Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Vegetarian Vermicelli Rice Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Classic Vegan Pho

Red Curry Noodle Soup

Chipotle Rice Noodle Soup with Mushrooms & Spinach

Easy Pho

Tofu Pho

Super Quick & Healing Miso Noodle Soup

Hien Vuong, Kansas City

There’s no such thing as “too much barbecue”, but one afternoon, feeling like something different for lunch, we wandered down to City Market in Kansas City and stumbled across this great little Vietnamese restaurant.

Instead of brisket or ribs, at that lunch our intake of Kansas City beef came in the form of pho…

Hien Vuong’s pho dac biet had beef brisket, top round, beef meatballs and honeycomb tripe, all from local cows…

Their beef broth skewed a little on the sweeter side, like you tend to find up here at Vietnamese shops in NYC actually, but the noodles were wonderful…

We also got a plate of their fried rice with house made Vietnamese char siu and lap cheong sausage…

Rice and noodles at Hien Vuong were just what we needed as a break in our BBQ tour… but still packed with plenty of local protein!


HIEN VOUNG

417 Main St.

Kansas City, MO 64106

816-842-1020

https://www.facebook.com/HienVuongRest

Pho Ha, Philadelphia

Our Easter brunch this year was an unconventional yet outstanding one!

We were visiting Philadelphia with some friends familiar with city and they suggested we go and explore the thriving Vietnamese scene here, which we were all too happy to do. At their suggestion, we ended up at Pho Ha, one of Philly’s finest noodle joints…

Just a few blocks past Philly’s famed Italian Market, Pho Ha is located in a strip mall filled with nothing but Vietnamese shops and eateries. The last shop in the strip, Pho Ha was also the busiest, packed on Sunday afternoon!

Given their name, Pho Ha is known mainly for their beef noodles, obviously, so that’s what we started with…

I went with the bowl on the right, special number 13 on the menu…

Rice noodles in a bold beef broth, topped with beef brisket, flank, fatty flank, tendon and tripe…

As you can see, the meats were all meticulously cut so you got pieces of each protein in every bite! Accompanied by a plate of fresh toppings you add as you like…

We also got cha gio spring rolls, which I thought were fried a tad too long, but was told that dark is how they do them here for extra crispiness…

As it was Easter, I felt a nice piece of meat was needed on the table, and since there was no lamb on Pho Ha’s menu, I went with com suon nuong xa, a beautifully grilled pork chop over rice…

Just what the Easter Bunny ordered!

This Philadelphia pho feast served to showcase the ever-expanding diversity of the food scene here and further strengthened my belief that Philly is one of the best food cities in America!


PHO HA

610 Washington Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19147

215-599-0264