A fresh, clean, fast stir-fry to set your week aright, alternatively titled: comfort food for the non-chicken soup set. Cubed tofu remarkably stands out in this Pho Sure chef’s special rather than merely filling space for a more flavorful animal protein, a texture somewhere between fried and baked. Long-sliced carrots, sweet red pepper chunks, onion, and cabbage are bathed in a smoky ginger sauce that doesn’t need tinkering with (I reached for the Sriracha only out of habit). A perfect mound of sticky rice provides your faster carbs. Wash it down with Elna’s recommended Thai Tea bubble tea — think malted carrot juice with a splash of caramel.
741 W Ashby