The veggie pho at Pho Lee is just as good as at Pho 95...any Pho 95

Categories: Veggie Girl

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For vegetarians, the southeast metro area hasn't provided nearly as many options as Federal Boulevard. But now there's a new noodle house in town: Pho Lee, a sibling restaurant to the insanely popular Pho 95 outposts. And the veggie pho at Pho Lee is just as good as it is at any Pho 95 location.

See also:
- Veggie Girl: Pho 95 dishes up steaming hot noodle soup
- Pho Duy warms up Federal with plant-based noodle soup
- Pho 95 in the Streets at SouthGlenn blooms with veggie-based summer dishes

Pho Lee's options for plant-based eaters aren't extensive -- a rice-paper-wrap appetizer here, a noodle bowl there -- but we don't need many options when the pho pictured above is on the menu. The recipe is strikingly similar to that used at Pho 95, but it contains a few Pho Lee-specific flavorings. The broth is slightly spicier than what you'll find at Pho 95 (so give it a taste before pouring in the sriracha for extra heat), and it has everything you need in a good bowl of pho: perfectly cooked vermicelli-style rice noodles, crispy tofu, oodles of veggies (snap peas, carrots, broccoli and other traditional favorites). And it's served with a heaping platter of fixings: bean sprouts, dandelion shoots, Thai basil, jalapenos -- again, beware! -- and lime wedges.

If you live or work in the southern suburbs, this place is a must-stop. But get here early: The tiny eatery fills up fast with lunchers who crave exotic flavor in the middle of their day. And even if you don't live in the area, it's worth a trip -- if only to see how Pho Lee measures up to your favorite bowl of veggie pho in town. (We're willing to bet it will rank in your top three.)

Call 303-790-7107 or visit www.pholeerestaurant.com.



Location Info

Pho Lee

6860 S. Clinton St., Greenwood Village, CO

Category: Restaurant


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