Since opening in 1993, Chez Thuy in Boulder has garnered a legion of loyal fans who swear by chef-owner Thuy Le’s take on Vietnamese, French, Thai, and Indonesian flavors. A staggering 150 combinations (and counting) grace the encyclopedic menu. But thanks to the smaller six-month-old Federal Boulevard outpost, there’s a simpler way to sample Thuy’s cooking.

With a significantly pared-down list of choices, the six-page menu at Chez Thuy Denver focuses more solidly on traditional Vietnamese flavor combinations. Choose from categories of appetizers, mixed salads, wok-tossed noodles, hot noodle soups, rice dishes, fresh spring rolls, special dinner entrées such as Lau Canh Chua, a Vietnamese traditional hot and sour pot, and desserts such as Chuoi Chien Kem a banana ice cream, or Thuy Café Kem, Thuy’s own coffee float.

Tip: If you can’t find your favorite dish from the Boulder menu at the new location, ask nicely and the kitchen crew will likely create it just for you.

1002 S. Federal Blvd., 720-550-7875 and 2655 28th St., Boulder, 303-442-1700