Soothe your stomach, warm your heart
Famished? Freezing? Pho! It’s the piping-hot, cauldron-sized noodle soup dish from Vietnam that will thaw your winter chill and leave your stomach sloshing — in a good way.
For a great pho menu, head to Le’s (formerly Pho Pasteur), a Vietnamese restaurant with three Boston-area locations — in Allston, Chestnut Hill, and Harvard Square — where for no more than six bucks, you can slurp your way through half a page’s worth of varying pho dishes. Though pho is traditionally a beef dish, Le’s offers options with chicken, pork, shrimp, fish cakes, and tofu. For $1.50 extra, you can add beef balls or veggies, and the meatless alternative includes lightly fried tofu in a delicate but tasty veggie broth. There are two or three bowl sizes, depending on the dish, so for those who might want to continue on, pho can be served as an appetizer (though a mighty generous one). Or it can be paired with an order of summer rolls or fried spring rolls, both available with or without meat.
Available for $4.75 to $5.95 at Le’s Vietnamese Cuisine, 137 Brighton Avenue, Allston | 617.783.2340; 36 Dunster Street, Cambridge | 617.864.4100; and Atrium Mall, 300 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill | 617.928.0900.
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