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Vegetarian View: Jenni’s Noodle House (Faux Pho)

Vegetarian View: Jenni’s Noodle House (Faux Pho)
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Molly brings you a restaurant review…through the eye’s of a vegetarian!

Each category is rated 1-5 stars.
Overall Vegetarian Selection: (5) Stars
A few months ago I sent a desperate tweet asking if there was such a thing as vegetarian pho. All my life I have curiously watched my friends eat this intriguing soup concoction and wished I could experience it but without the meat or the meat broth. Luckily Jenni’s Noodle House came to my rescue and tweeted back that their Shepherd location had a vegetarian friendly version of pho.

Although I don’t know Jenni, she must have some affinity for us vegetarian/vegans or in fact be one herself. I say this because on the menu there are many large “V”s next to menu items that are vegetarian/vegan. I instantly saw my future self coming here waaay more often.

Ordered Dish: (4) Stars
So my Faux Pho (I did giggle a little when I ordered it by name) was in one word – delicious. Really. Some of the vegetables included were red onion, carrots, mushrooms, lemons wedges, fresh jalapenos and an abundance of cilantro. The broth was flavorful but I did remove one star because it was pretty salty. But then again what soup broth isn’t? The Faux Pho left me feeling fulfilled that I could experience this typically meat exclusive dish.

One thing to note – only the Shepherd location serves Faux Pho which is fine by me since my work is less than two minutes away.

Healthy Rating: (4) Stars
The Faux Pho was very healthy – except for the darn salty broth. And if am remembering all the ingredients correctly I can also in fact say it was vegan as well. Double win.

Overall Opinion: (4) Stars
I went to Jenni’s at lunch during the week. Service was quick and the restaurant was very clean but no frills. Orders are taken at the register and the food is brought out to your table. The parking lot for the Shepherd location is smaller than small and is also used by other businesses in the same strip center. Even my ultra tiny VW Cabrio had a difficult time maneuvering for a parking spot. But all in all I was pleased with my Jenni’s veggie experience and will definitely be back soon for some more Faux Pho – even on a hot Houston day.