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Pho Dai Loi: Atlanta

posted on February 1, 2006 at 8:58 am

The Bun Tom Thit Nuong

RESTAURANT REVIEW:

My sister has Buford Highway on lock. The Vietnamese places in particular. I have to be quite honest. I don’t eat as much Vietnamese food as I would like to. I have had bad experiences (sanitation issues) at many places on Buford Highway. I always seem to end up at the Vietnamese deli for pork sandwiches or C’om. The deli was closed and C’om is just too much of a production sometimes and a bit more upscale than this quickie lunch joint. I wanted a quick lunch. I had never been to Dai Loi until she took me today. She assured me that the restaurants were very clean and the open kitchen allows you to see what is going on. We walked in and quickly got a table. Some employees were sitting a table covered in basil. They were gently picking the leaves from the bunch. My mouth started to water. My sister explained that she preferred this over any other Pho joint because they had many different sizes of Pho and the flavor is just better. She ordered a small Pho and Cha Gio (fried spring rolls). I ordered a lemonade with soda and the Bun Tom Thit Nuong (vermicelli with marinated pork and shrimp). My dish was stupendous. Tangy, spicy and not too sweet. The marinade was amazing too. I want that recipe. The Cha Gio were good…I would have liked some lettuce, cilantro, etc. to wrap it in but no matter. I enjoyed them. I will be going back. Why not? $6.95 for that massive noodle dish? What a bargain.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION:

Address: 4186 Buford Highway
Phone: (404) 633-2111
Cuisine: Vietnamese
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  • Re: Pho Dai Loi: Atlanta
    posted by: Anonymous · September 14, 2006  12:45 PM

    You should try this beverage they offer. They make the best “Che Thai” = jyeah Thai. Ingredients include jackfruit, waterchestnut, syrup, coconut juice, and palm. Their pho dac biet, bun thit nuon, and com tam bi cha is yummy!

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