Phð Lee opened last October in one of the busy shopping areas of Round Rock. Located near the I-35/SH-45 intersection (exit 250), this new Vietnamese establishment is easy to access. Prices are on par with other similar restaurants in the area, beef, chicken and shrimp dishes for under ten bucks. I would order your own plate though, the portions might be too small to share unless you have small children. Order at the counter when you walk in then get some self-serve drinks at the fountain. It’s clean and they didn’t seem to mind my toddler running rampant while we waited for dinner.
I had the Com Thit Nuong (Grilled marinated pork with rice) $7.00. Thin slices of pork on a pile of rice, a basic dish that would please anyone. Heat is your option. Add siracha sauce or not. All it needed was a splash of soy. Not a huge value for the portion of pork on the plate. They must expect everyone to fill up on rice (which was a little under cooked). The plastic plates made the food get cold pretty quickly, although these are good for kids so they won’t burn themselves on hot dishes or shatter them when in the middle of a table-clearing tantrum.
Hubby has his pho as usual. The kids shared Mi Xao Ga (Egg noodles with chicken and vegetables) $7.50.
The noodle dishes come with a spicy sauce on the side. The egg noodles tasted stale. It could have been the sauce, which was garlic infused, that threw me off. There was a nice assortment of different veggies: mushroom, carrot, broccoli, zucchini, and onion. The chicken was very soft, like it had just come out of a sauna. The kids liked slurping the noodles, one at a time, especially Little Sister who squealed “Dada watch!” before each one.
For less than $20 a family of four ate out together. That is a feat in our family.