Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pho Green Papaya in West Valley

Right on 3500 South near 215 is Pho Green Papaya, a Vietnamese-owned restaurant serving what I would call "Americanized Vietnamese" and fusion food. It is right in West Valley near the 215, next to all the fabulous Asian markets like Hong Phat, Tay-do, and Kim Long Market. For a quick lunch we had....

Tofu Vegetarian Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce, $3.50.  Light and fresh... I've had better but these were still good since hubby was looking for something Asian and super light. This order came with 4 total pieces (2 spring rolls cut in half). Click here for my Shrimp Spring Rolls recipe.
Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles, starter Lunch Bento Box.  Super small delicious portion leaves you starving for more. It took me 2 big chopstick slurps to finish the entire bowl. Total teaser!
Fried Quail with Chili Sauce, Lime, Sat and Pepper, $4.50.  One of my favorites, done perfectly, not too dry, tasty skin.
Garlic String Beans, $6.95.  Saucy, garlicky and al dente. A perfect comfort food over jasmine rice. A little pricey for what it is.
Bento Box Lunch Special: Vegetarian Eggrolls and Chili Dipping Sauce, Rice, Sprout Salad and Korean Short Ribs, $8.95.  The standard box comes with shrimp-pork, but we requested vegetarian.
Bean Sprout Salad.  Refreshing, colorful, tangy, delicious, crunchy. There's a little of everything: red grapes, mint, cabbage, carrot, red onion, fried shallot, crushed peanuts...
Korean BBQ Short Ribs.  Marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce, cut thin, bone-in and grilled...SO GOOD! Caramelized edges, chewy...yummy.
Food is always delicious, plentiful, dependably consistent here. The prices are sort of reasonable, perhaps even a bit steep for this neck of the woods. Lunch (and sometimes dinner) is always crowded and the service is great! Located right off the Redwood Rd Exit off 215, it is a convenient stop heading to the airport or leaving the airport. Hubby and I actually choose between either Takashi (downtown SLC) or Pho Green Papaya (West Valley) whenever there is a SLC airport stop involved.

Green Papaya Restaurant
(801) 886-1548
Located on 3500 South just East/North of I-215.
2000 West 3500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

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