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Chef Samir Shaltout

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Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue does it?

chef shamir shaltout

But hey, neither does baba ganouj and that doesn’t stop it from being delicious. Speaking of delicious baba ganouj, this place has it, among other nice mezze options.

baba ganouj

Clockwise from top right, baba ganouj, hummus, moussaka and marinated eggplant. We also split an okra and beef tagine, which I thought was only ok. It tasted homemade, but more in a “I probably could have made this at home” way. The rice and salad were really good though and it was a ton of food.

tagine

The inside was surprisingly well decorated to be in a strip mall and the service was great.

interior

While not the best middle eastern restaurant in Greensboro, Chef Samir Shaltout is definitely a good option in the ethnic food wasteland of Wendover.

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I <3 Pho Asian Cuisine

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I ❤ Pho Asian Cuisine – 4715 High Point Rd

No matter where you come from, I think it's safe to say that nothing hits the spot on a cold rainy day like a big bowl of warm soup.

I Love Pho

My first introduction to pho was in Springfield, VA outside of Washington DC. M was working in DC at the time, but I was still in school. I’d come up to visit her Thursday and stay through the weekend, and to pass the time on Friday I would go eat at different ethnic restaurants. Hey, we all have our things.

toppings

Pho is a broth based soup filled with rice noodles and your choice of meat, including some interesting choices like ‘tendon’. The first thing to come out when you order pho is a huge basket filled with fresh basil, cilantro, bean sprouts, lime and jalepeno slices. At this point you realize you probably made a good decision.

Pho

The soup that follows is a mix of familiar and new, with rice vermicelli noodles, meat (in this case brisket and flank), maybe a few onion slices and plenty of rich and heady broth. It’s like your mom bringing you a bowl of chicken noodle soup when you have a cold, if your mom was Vietnamese. Maybe she is, I don’t know!

At this point you can doctor your pho up however you choose with any of the above accouterments, as well as hoison sauce, sriracha, fish sauce and other options. I ❤ Pho also offers a variety of stirfried dishes and other entrees. M ordered the lemongrass chicken noodle bowl, which was killer as well.

lemongrass chicken

If you’re looking for good Vietnamese in Greensboro, especially good pho, you’ve got to try I ❤ Pho.