Lucky Dragon Pho, a Vietnamese noodle house, located in Frontier Village next door to Albertsons, is a great place for a simple, inexpensive meal. The Pho, a soup of rice noodles with vegetables, and your choice of meat in a unique and flavorful broth, is sure to become a favorite winter comfort food (or hangover cure). Vermicelli noodles, served with tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, cilantro and crispy fried shallot, all topped off with your choice of hot prawns, pork, short ribs, or all three in a sticky, slightly sweet, garlic sauce is a perfect light meal, like a salad and a main dish in one. Both require a bit of preparation on your part (they bring you accompaniments like basil, garlic chili paste, lime, etc.) but it’s kind of fun to play with your food, and the end result is totally worth the effort.

303 91st St. N.E., Ste. A503, Lake Stevens