Chopped lettuce, green onions, mint and cilantro are layered in soft vermicelli noodles topped with a scant drop of bean sprouts, fried lemongrass tofu, ground roasted peanuts, chopped cucumber and do chua (a traditional Vietnamese carrot & daikon quick pickle). It comes with a tangy, spicy and sweet sauce (make sure to ask for the vegan one).
It's cheap, too! Ours were only $6.75, so we splurged on a drink too. The preserved lemon soda is sweet-salty deliciousness and cuts the spicy noodles well. One caveat: Dazee put sriracha on his bun and was surprised I thought mine was spicy as is. So season with care, and if you eat in and want more spicy, they have a darkly roasted chile sauce that's pretty amazing. Watch out you get the right one, as they keep the fish sauce on the same carousel.
7925 NE Glisan