REVIEW: Pho Hien Vuong – Greensboro
Over the weekend, I went up to Pho Hien Vuong, a Vietnamese/Thai restaurant in Greensboro located on Spring Garden Street, for a late lunch. It was stellar and some of the best Asian food in a while in Greensboro.
While Pho Hien Vuong is located only a few miles from Super G Mart (the big box retailer of international foods with a focus on Asian cuisine) on Market Street, there are seven or eight different Asian restaurants along the four mile stretch of Spring Garden making the competition for customers fierce. Even with the abundance of Asian restaurants on the street, Pho Hien Vuong’s dining room was still buzzing with customers at 2:30 p.m. during my normal lunch hour.
I ordered the Goi Chon and Bun Xao (or fresh spring roll and street noodle stir fry if you’re like me and have no idea how to pronounce what I just ganked off of the menu). The fresh spring roll (pictured above) was full-flavored and had an incredible texture. Filled with rice, cilantro, bamboo shoots, rice vermicelli and large shrimp, a single roll slathered in the sweet peanut dipping sauce came close to filling me up before the main dish came out.
As I took the last bite of the Goi Chon, the waitress set the plate of street noodle stir fry (pictured below) in front of me which had just come out of the wok. The stir-fried rice noodles were covered with bean sprout, egg, scallions, beef and peanuts. You can get the noodles as a vegetarian dish (which is the lunch special every weekday for only $4.95) or you can add get beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, scallops, calamari or a seafood combination. The waitress suggested beef and seemed like a trustworthy person.
The serving size was more than I expected and probably enough for two people which was a good thing because I hadn’t eaten all day and was ready to grub. After dominating the fresh spring roll and the entire dish of street noodles, I walked out smiling and fully content with the great meal that I had just consumed.
I highly recommend that anyone who is in the Greensboro area and looking for some good Asian cuisine should head up to Pho Hien Vuong for friendly, quick service and great food at a fair price.
If you have been to Pho Hien Vuong, let us know what you think in the comment section below. If there is a negative comment, I will be surprised.