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Monday, March 7, 2011

King of Pho

I have some very excited news about the King of Pho in Auburn: They have a full new vegetarian menu!! I wrote about The King of Pho a couple of months ago, but in the meantime they've had a complete shift in vegetarian priorities. What fantastic news!

I was temped by many of the items on the vegetarian menu, but decided upon the lemongrass tofu vermicelli bowl, and oh my god, it was a good choice.

Their rendition of this dish (one of my Vietnamese favorites) rivaled any other I've ever eaten. The tofu was freshly fried and coated in a spicy, richly flavored lemongrass chili paste and tossed with stir fried onions. Half the bowl was full of vermicelli noodles, the other half was packed with lettuce, shredded cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and fresh herbs. The whole thing was covered in a generous blanket of dark roasted peanuts, and the small cup of sauce (meant to be poured over the bowl) was savory and unsweet, just how I like it.

I am so excited about this new development and will definitely be stopping here anytime I'm coming through Auburn hungry. Sitting here right now, looking at the picture of the dish, my mouth is watering so much I'd almost be tempted to drive to Auburn just for this meal.

(On a meat note, my meat eating dining companion said that his dish was outstanding.)

How wonderful! South side vegans and vegetarians (and heck, your meat eating friends too) go check it out!

(I posted a picture of the vegetarian menu on urbanspoon... you can find it by clicking below).

King of Pho on Urbanspoon

4 comments:

everydaylifeofahousewife said...

I've been faithfully reading your blog for years now, partly due to being a vegetarian and partly for your location - I grew up in the Auburn area (two blocks south of the Supermall). I live sixteen hours north of there now, but I was just there for two weeks on vacation. So now I'm KICKING myself because I wasn't keeping up on my blog reading while I was away, and I could have eating here!! Humbug. Next time, I guess. :)

everydaylifeofahousewife said...

I've been faithfully reading your blog for years now, partly due to being a vegetarian and partly for your location - I grew up in the Auburn area (two blocks south of the Supermall). I live sixteen hours north of there now, but I was just there for two weeks on holidays. So now I'm KICKING myself because I wasn't keeping up on my blog reading while I was away, and I could have eating here!! Humbug. Next time, I guess. :)

Tofu Hunter said...

Hey Housewife, thanks so much for reading and for the comment! Too bad about your trip, hopefully you'll be able to check this place out next time you're down south. My dish was so tasty, and the new vegetarian menu looked so good that I'm a little bit afraid that it's all too good to be true and won't last. My fingers are crossed!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

OH I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR POSTING THIS!!

I drive by there every day and have been SO curious!! I live in the wastelands of Puyallup... well... Graham actually, and the only thing remotely "Pho" like in these parts is the Top Ramen at Safeway - hahahahahaha... yes, that bad!!
I am SO VERY EXCITED about trying this place... SOON!!!!!!!!!