Pho 9N9 Vietnamese Cuisine
2945 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
It’s no secret now that I’ve been staying in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area for the past several weeks, traveling back and forth between my home in New Jersey on a four month project. The RDU/Triangle area, while not as ethnically diverse as say, San Jose and the Silicon Valley, is of equal importance to our nation’s high tech industry, due to the presence of many large technology companies in the Research Triangle and surrounding areas. And as we all know, you can’t feed computer geeks without having decent Asian food around.
The weather is just starting to turn warm here, so I’ve been in the mood for light cuisine. I was pointed towards Pho 9N9, a small Vietnamese pho shop that is on the outskirts of Durham, by my old friend, fellow foodblogger and native Triangle resident Varmint.
Pho 9N9 is located in a rather non-descript and rather industrial looking strip mall, which houses mostly commercial businesses. That’s just fine with me.
Serious Pho in the Triangle. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.
Nice and sunny inside.
The usual array of Vietnamese condiments. They’ve also got a “Chunky” Sambal Oelek sauce thats got more peppers and garlic in it, in addition to the ubiquitous “Rooster” sauce from Huy Fong.
Apparently the reason why they call the place “9N9” is that it is open from 9am to 9PM. However as I understand they are expanding the hours.
Beef Pho. Nice meaty, beefy flavor, with rare beef. I sucked down the broth and left most of the noodles over. Gotta low carb it, ya know.
This is a saute of squid with vegetables and pineapple in a sweet and sour type of sauce with chili. I liked it, although its probably more sweet than I would like.
This mussel dish with lemongrass is a real winner, I’ve ordered it on each occasion I’ve been here.
This lotus root salad with shrimp and pork is very refreshing, healthy, and its a huge portion. I had to take more than half of it home for a midnight snack,