Trang was my first introduction to Vietnamese food (and imitation chicken/beef when I used to eat that stuff) when I moved to Tampa. I immediately fell in love with the simplistic combination of ingredients and fresh flavors. The inside of Trang’s decor may be somewhat understated, but the food and service is not. At first glance, their menu may appear daunting with pages of meal combos but don’t fret…there is a special vegan section with Vietnamese specialties galore!
In the very back of the menu, they have a very student-friendly lunch special with entree options plus soup & appetizer for $7 +change, not bad. I’m a sucker for getting the same thing everytime I’m there; the Veggie Rolls over Rice Noodles include a simple combination of fresh herbs and crunchy vegetables.
Vietnamese Style Barbecue Tofu with Eggplant
Imitation Curry Chicken
Vegan Lemongrass Noodles
Vegan Crab Meat and Ground Shrimp Soup
Papaya Salad (when in season)
Veg Fresh Roll & Soup
Veggie Spring Roll over Rice Noodles
Trang Viet Cuisine is located at 1524 East Fowler Ave. Tampa, FL 33612.