One of the many things you don't think of when you hear the words "South Bay" is awesome vegan food, but maybe you should, because Redondo Beach's Happy Veggie serves a pretty damn good animal-less pho.
Hope Lee Pho at Happy Veggie
Obviously, the best part of the dish is the meal itself. Served with tofu, shallots, roasted ginger, soy chicken (which, by the way, is amazing) and what the menu claims are "10 healthy herbs and spices simmered to perfection," this pho also comes with a side plate comprised of fresh bean sprouts, basil, lime and jalapeno. As with many traditional pho, these accompanying foods are meant to be added to the soup for some sort of food orgy fornicating in a vegetable swinger's lounge. However, the sprouts are fresh and tasty while the other ingredients provide enough of a taste explosion that the pho doesn't suffer without them. So, in reality, it's a soup and salad combo.More »