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Some of the best value dining is found at Asian restaurants. Pho Kim (pronounced Fa), a Vietnamese eatery in the Solana Center west of downtown, has some great bargains. The menu is HUGE. Each dish... Read More
Some of the best value dining is found at Asian restaurants. Pho Kim (pronounced Fa), a Vietnamese eatery in the Solana Center west of downtown, has some great bargains. The menu is HUGE. Each dish has a number and there are over 120 items listed. As their name suggests, they specialize in pho, the traditional Vietnamese hearty beef-based soup. The huge bowls filled with the meat, seafood or chicken and noodles, come accompanied with cilantro, Thai basil, mung bean sprouts and lime wedges. It's a meal in a bowl. You may even have leftovers for later. Other offerings include rice noodles prepared a variety of ways, stir fries, omelets, curries and vegetarian dishes. At under $6, the real bargain is the banh mi. These popular sandwiches, made with beef, pork or chicken and topped with cucumber slices, cilantro, carrots and sliced chiles come on a crusty baguette.
919 W. Alameda St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Best Value: "For more variety split dishes with your dining companions. You can try more of what the menu's over 120 items. Start with an appetizer such as the spring rolls or crispy egg rolls sand then order one of the many rice dishes, an omelet or the bargain banh mis."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: If you want to fill up and not break the bank, the casual, reasonably-priced Pho Kim is a good choice.