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Greensboro Pakse Cafe


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Greensboro Pakse Cafe

Pizza4Life | Nov 24, 2008 11:12 AM

I enjoyed my first legit Banh Mi in Greensboro for the 1st time last week at the Pakse Cafe on Florida St. (@ Freeman Mill Rd.). I had read a review about Pakse awhile back in, I believe, either the GoTriad or YesWeekly but had forgotten about it until I had the hankering. As that review had illustrated, this establishment is no frills, but it reminded me of the many Vietnamese Cafe/Coffee shops I frequented in East Oakland (CA). They have several types of Banh Mi-s but I opted for the classic roast pork. As with most Banh Mi-s, it's the bread that truly makes it and this one did not disappoint. The roll was crisp and squishy on the inside and the ingredients were good - slight spread of liver pate, a relish of carrots and radishes, ample amount of chiles for the heat and std Chinese/Asian sliced roast pork. The price had risen (from that original review) but it's still a great deal for $3.75. In going with the no-frills theme, there's also an ample Asian store (unlike the wonderland of the Super G Mart on W. Market) where I was able to pick up some essentials.

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