On the East Side there are always too many delicious eats to choose from, but when it comes to Vietnamese fare, Far East is our tip choice. This small restaurant is housed in the Shoppes on Fatherland, just around the corner from Her Bookshop and Local Taco. It’s the perfect spot to cozy up to a bowl of pho on a chilly Fall day, or enjoy warmer weather on under the twinkle lights on their patio.
The menu features Vietnamese favorites – pho, banh mi, bun, and broken rice. The pho comes in a heaping bowl of steaming hot broth and noodles. We tried the vegetarian version and were welcomed with a bowl chock full of broccoli leaves, mushrooms, carrots, and scallions. They have several pho variations, so you’re sure to find one for every food preference. The serving was huge, so come hungry or order to share! We haven’t tried the banh mi yet, so it’s next on our list.
The fresh spring rolls are a tasty fresh start to your meal – tofu or shrimp and veggies served with a sweet, tangy peanut sauce. You can also try the fried version with shrimp or pork.The tofu curry is another delicious dish – coconut curry with tofu and potatoes served with jasmine rice. We also recommend ordering the flavorful garlic broccoli leaves to share.
The chef’s specials are full of delicious bites, including fried rice, curry dishes, stir fry dishes, and more. You really can’t go wrong with any choice on the menu – vegetarians, pescetarians, and carnivores will be happy campers.
If you’re looking for a go-to Vietnamese spot across the river, Far East is the place for you! Dine in or order to go for your next Vietnamese food fix.
C & A