Sunday, June 12, 2011

Buford Highway: Nam Phuong



I thought that name sounded familiar...I heard about a new Vietnamese restaurant on Buford Highway and realized as I drove up that I had been to the Norcross version last month.  This one is across from Plaza Fiesta Shopping Center in Pho #1's old location.  The room has been spruced up.   The bones of the place are good---it has three glass walls to provide a light-filled environment.


Quite frankly, I'm not sure I know how to order at this place.  I ordered a broken rice dish served with BBQ pork and I somehow expected a somewhat different presentation.  I had a similar problem last month as well.  Not to complain, though.  I used the opportunity to sample their selection of sauces.  The garlic chili was my favorite.  The garlic gives enough of a different spin on the chili to make the sauce more than heat.  Don't get me wrong, it was hot.  I didn't start to cry, so it wasn't extremely hot, but it took about 15 minutes for my mouth to go from the I-can't-feel-my-tongue-against-the-roof-of-my-mouth stage to the pleasant tingling stage.  I crave strong flavors right now, so the garlic chili really hit the spot. I liked it so much that I went across the street to Fiesta Farmers Market and bought a jar.

I must say that the service here is sporadic.  Our group had spotty service in Norcross but we thought it might be because we had a large group.  I got the same service this time---it's just the way they roll.

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2 comments:

  1. They have cleaned up their act. Service is spot on and the food is super fresh and very tasty. A cut above other Vietnamese Restaurants on Buford Highway.

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  2. I've had Vietnamese food now in numerous restaurants in three different cities and have to say that Nam Phuong has some of the best Vietnam cuisine at this place. I went here with my filipino friends and I had their rolls, which are a good portion and the food quality is second to none. Every time I leave here I can barely move. Highly recommend.

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