Charlotte Restaurants

More Than Just Pho at iPho

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m in LOVE with iPho.


This Vietnamese restaurant has been open on Park Road for a little over a year. I’d had pho from a few places before, but when I tried their bowl, I knew I had found the best.

I’ve gotten to know owner Hien Ly and have written a few articles on pho (including my most recent here.) But as much as I love pho, I knew I needed to branch out and try a few other menu items to get the full iPho effect.

Hien and her team recommended the items below. Enjoy:

Grilled Meat Rolls (Goi Cuon Do Nuong): Meatballs, lettuce, vermicelli, pickled carrot and daikon, and mint rolled in rice paper. Perfectly way to start the meal, especially dipped in that sauce.

Chicken Fried Rice (Com Chien Bo hoac Ga): with peas, carrots, and egg. Vietnamese fried rice isn’t drowning in soy sauce, so it’s a surprisingly light dish. And so tasty.

Vermicelli: rice noodles, lettuce, cucumber, carrots, and peanuts with fish sauce on the side. I tried all the toppings (chicken, shrimp, pork, beef and crispy spring roll) and loved them all. The spring roll is especially amazing.

Vietnamese Yellow Pancake (Banh Xeo): yellow pancake stuffed with shrimp, bean sprouts, and mung bean. This is a half portion, and it’s still huge! Very unique dish that is very popular in Vietnam.
I plan to eat my way around iPho’s menu slowly but surely (I usually can’t resist pho when I visit.) If you’re a fan of Vietnamese food, let me know your favorite dish!

Tell Hien I said hi when you check this place out. 🙂


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