Viet’s Phoody is a Vietnamese food gem in the Fairwood area

The restaurant opened in October 2021.

Our region is blessed with many different options and venues for Vietnamese cuisine, and that certainly includes the Renton community as well.

Recently I visited the Fairwood area to try a place I had only heard about — Viet’s Phoody.

The restaurant serves all of the classic Vietnamese dishes such as Bahn Mi and pho, along with other options worthy of a try, if you had not yet already. The location opened in October 2021.

Upon entering the restaurant at 17620 140th Ave SE, I was greeted sweetly by the employees there. Throughout my meal, they were helpful and attentive.

After looking through the extensive menu, I ordered the chicken wings tossed in a Vietnamese fish sauce. The wings came out on a beautifully garnished plate and I noticed they were breaded in a crispy, crackly crust. The golden glazed sauce was tangy, sweet and umami, and I was particularly impressed at how the breading stayed so crispy even with how saucy the wings were.

It was a tasty treat, and frankly, the wings alone are well-deserving of a trip back.

Then, I ordered a vermicelli noodle bowl. I opted for the short rib and shrimp skewer variety, which included an egg roll.

The vermicelli bowl came in a beautiful arrangement, with lettuce, bean sprouts and aromatic herbs tucked perfectly into it. When trying a new restaurant, I do enjoy when I am overwhelmed by the elements and ingredients in a single dish.

The short ribs were tender and pulled away from the bone in an easy bite. The shrimp were also delicious and succulent.

The bowl arrived with a clear sauce which I wasn’t sure whether it was to dip the egg roll in or to douse my noodles with. I did both; To my surprise, the sweet and tangy element brought the elements of the whole dish together.

It was a fantastic lunch and an absolute gem of an eatery for those in the Fairwood area.