We’ve pretty much established here at triadfoodies that our kidlets are not foodies. But they do love Asian fare and I have former blog posts to prove it. They get it honest as Mr. foodie and I love Asian. Often the craving hits and it simply cannot be ignored (you know what I mean). One of our faves is Pho Hien Vuong in Greensboro. It used to be a tiny little restaurant and has expanded to accommodate a good number of additional patrons. They even expanded their parking lot. And here’s what I’ve noticed…the measure of a really good authentic restaurant is look around. If you see a lot of patrons whose ethnicity falls in line with the ethnicity of the restaurant, you know it tastes authentic.
Without missing a beat, you need to order a fried spring roll. It’s amazing. It comes right out of the kitchen steaming hot and crispy. You will burn your tongue if you are not patient enough to let it cool a little. I know because Pho Hien Vuong’s spring roll is the #1 culprit of burned tongue for me. It comes with the traditional slightly sweet and tangy fish sauce for dipping. Oh, how I need one right this second.
Now if it’s a chilly day, you cannot go wrong with their very popular Pho dishes. They are on many of the tables. Even if it’s not a chilly day, it’s delicious. I have only had the Beef Pho and it’s been a while. It was delicious with fresh sprouts and herbs on top. On our recent chilly day there, both Mr. foodie and I got the Curry. He got chicken. I got beef. It is so good and spicy with a delicate coconut flavor. It will clear out your sinuses but you will be so happy eating it. On this day, my curry was way spicier than Mr.’s. Way spicier than any other time I’ve ordered it. I ate as much as I could and saved the rest. For leftovers, we just added a little milk and it toned down a good bit and was still amazing. Oh, and the rice….we just love the fragrant and perfectly cooked jasmine rice served alongside.
The kidlet got the standard stir-fried chicken and vegetables. It was wonderful as always.
And look at the beautiful plumped up pea? Not shriveled or anything. Just lovely.
See? The kid loves Asian!
And your meal will not be complete without some Thai tea. It comes with milk only if you request it. And you can get sweetened or unsweetened. I’m difficult and get a mixture.
You pretty much can’t go wrong with anything you order. Ginger Chicken, Beef and Broccoli and the Pad Thai all are great. They have a lovely fresh spring roll with shrimp and a peanut sauce for dipping.
Pho Hien Vuong is not as flashy as some of it’s counterparts. All the flash is in the flavor of those great dishes. It’s no wonder it’s a favorite among Vietnamese and Thai food lovers.
Pho Hien Vuong
4109 Spring Garden St, Ste A, Greensboro, NC