Boba House is a very pleasant double storefront restaurant in Greensboro. Not all of the food is vegan but all food is marked that can be made vegan. I think most of the items are but just to make sure you discuss with your server they put a "v" next to almost everything. It's a good idea to make sure you don't have eggs or such in your food. Our first waiter was a little less knowledgable than our second waitress, although both were very nice as were all the staff, not that we replaced one with the other but internal staff discussions apparently led to the staff swap so we ended up with our very own vegan waitress.
Since everything I ordered is vegan I'm just going to use the "mock" names. We started out with the shrimp and the fried Spring Rolls.
|A very appetizing plate but the items themselves were a bit less so.|
|Thick dough, crispy on the outside and still cool on the inside.|
Filled with taro, carrots, wood-ear mushrooms, green onions, and cellophane noodles. Served with lettuce, fresh herbs, and our delicious homemade sauce.
Boy was I wrong. These were two of the most delicious entrees I've had. The fish dish was amazingly close to tasting like the sea. It pushed the border of "fishy" but didn't cross it, in a delicious sweet savory spicy brown sauce with garlic and ginger pieces. The asparagus were perfectly cooked and I made the mistake of forgetting to get brown instead of white rice but it was as fluffy and light as white rice ever can be.
Filets of "tuna" coated with dry spices and seared, and then simmered in a medium-spicy sauce.
|The texture of the fish was like a meaty fish and the seaweed "skin" added a taste of the sea saltiness.|
This had a curry, spicy, lemony, earthy flavor and I was glad the "to go" container was relatively waterproof as it only got better in the next 2 days as a leftover meal.
A sweet, aromatic curry served with rice or noodle, and your choice of vegetable, tofu, or "duck" made mild, spicy, or brain damage!
|This certainly looks home made and not mass produced.|
Looks delish! Reminiscent of Franchia? I love vegan asian-fusion! And yeah, I would have thrown it all away for that dessert, too ;)
I haven't been to Franchia in so long. I have about 10 reviews that I need to catch up on. I do seem to be honing my palate memory though.
It becomes a choice between just throwing up a few pics with a sentence or two about each one or actually spending a few hours on each post. Tough choice as I have among others; Sublime, Pepper Tree, John Bozeman's Bistro, Brixx Pizza, Lotus Vegetarian in VA, and NYC's own Soft Serve.
I liked this place but I've had better. I would go again. I had the pepper sauce on "chicken" and the sauce was very yummy. We shared the combo appetizer and I have to say the spring rolls (not fried) were delish along with the satay. The satay reminded me of Green Melody (violins playing for the closed restaurant). I'd definitely go back but I wouldn't take the 1 1/2 ride to just go to eat there. The location is cool being right by the University and the block it is on appears to have a bunch of cool stores. If you're flying there let me know; YOU'RE worth the trip. :)
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