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Respond to Review of Thanh Van Restaurant
by cookiem

Review: This place is awesome. It's snuggled inside the Eden Center, so if you don't know where to go, you may be frustrated and leave. Please do not! This place requires you to go inside a main door right near one of the road entrances and then just walk a little way down, and you're there. They have pho and noodle soups galore, definitely a specialty and a saving grace for those who love the idea of pho but can never get good vegan pho (let alone be sure that is is pho). They also have Vietnamese pancake!!! Love it. The sauces are lovely, and go well with the summer roll or spring roll appetizers. They provide lots of fresh bean sprouts, basil, mint, and lettuce for just about everything you order. They also have delicious vegan beverages like avocado smoothie, tea and coffee drinks. Although not on the menu, they have a small selection of items that are made daily like noodles, tofu, and veggie dishes that you just have to ask about - they sit right in a buffet stand as you walk in this small establishment. Oh, and lotus root salad, yes please - who has this, really? Yum! Very authentic flavors made vegan, love it. They have traditional Vietnamese desserts like cold agar-based vegan custards. It is cash only. The owners are very patient and kind, but there may be a slight language challenge. Go for the pho, and try something new - you won't be disappointed!


Posted by veggynatty on Sunday, January 26, 2014
hi!! i am reading mixed information- is this place 100% vegan, even the vietnamese pancake? i've been there several times but did not try it in case it had eggs, and the language barrier made it hard to ask. thanks!!
Posted by cookiem on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This place is 100% vegetarian, but not 100% vegan. The folks who work there insisted that the pancake is vegan and all the savory food that I had asked about, but not all the desserts. They say they make vegan desserts and non-vegan desserts, so ask for the ones that do not have milk. Now I want to go again!
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