Soup is like the grandmother of meals: warm, comforting, and enjoyable with or without teeth. Smother hunger in affectionate flavors with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Vietnamese fare at V-House Pho & Grill in La Mesa.
V-House Pho & Grill simmers, fries, and ladles out a menu of traditional Vietnamese fare in a casual dining environment. Spoonfuls of vietnamese pho ($5) swaddle tongues with warm, homemade broth while your choice of beef, chicken, or seafood swims laps alongside rice noodles, bean sprouts, and fresh thai basil. V-House’s chefs craft banh mi sandwiches by lining a 6-inch loaf of french bread high with a choice of char-grilled meat or fried egg for protein, cucumber and sliced onion for crunchy texture, and pickled carrots to use mason jars left over from shuttered moonshine stands ($4). Fill up surplus space in grumbling stomachs with an order of spring rolls, a flaky shell of rice paper bound around a core of shrimp, pork, fresh lettuce, bean sprouts, and vermicelli noodles served alongside a ramekin of peanut sauce for predevouring dippage ($3 for two). The rice noodles with vegetables and tofu appease earthy appetites as rice noodles, fresh tofu, broccoli, and carrots guard over baby bok choy orphaned by its cabbage parents ($5).
9200 Fletcher Pkwy.
La Mesa, California 91942