I worked on BERF a lot today – a little of this:
And a lot of that – posts are now listed by topic for easy browsing when it’s your turn to go through pregnancy and you want to re-read : )
It’s a dark and stormy night over here and Matt and I headed out for dinner at one of CVille’s newest restaurants
Moto Pho Co. – Cville’s first pho restaurant!
The space is absolutely stunning. Love its simplicity and modern feel! And the row of sriracha is my fav!
I’ve had pho a few times in my life, but not in recent years. Once in England actually! I know it’s pronounced “fuh” but gosh I hate saying it aloud!
The menu at Moto is quite short – just 2 drinks – coffee or salted lemonade. We decided to try out the lemonade, and it tasted like…salt water lemonade. I will say that I liked it more WITH the food though, but not sure I’d get it again. I might have liked it better as a tart lemonade with a salt rim a la margarita?
By far my favorite part of our meal was the veggie rolls with grilled tofu, rice vermicelli, lettuce, mint, carrot, and a hoisin-peanut sauce
The peanut sauce was out-of-this-world good!!!!!!!!!!!! Sweet like a Resee’s cup!
And the tofu rolls were amazing.
Matt and I each got a different pho dish to share: Top Round Beef and Grilled Tofu
The beef was good – loved it with lime juice on top. It reminded us of Christmas a little – perhaps one of the spices they used?
We doctored it up with fish sauce, sriracha and hoisin
But let me take a moment to RAVE about the tofu dish!!!!! The grilled tofu was incredible – it reminded me of a roasted marshmallow, and the broth had SO much more flavor than the beef dish. Go veggies!? Loved the mushrooms. I will definitely get this again next time.
Classic pho condiments on the side – surprisingly neither of us went for the jalapenos, but we did add a good amount of bean sprouts to the dishes.
To end our meal, we gave the black-eyed pea sweet rice pudding a try. Loved the coconut milk “frosting” but could really do without the black-eyed peas. Not a combination I liked together. But I suppose they were good for more protein : )
Overall, we had a great experience. For the price, this place was awesome. Everything we got was under $30 with tip – a lot of healthy food! I’d go back for more veggie rolls and tofu pho soon. And the hot brothy bowls will be even better when the weather gets chilly.
West Main St. is really hoppin’ these days – we discovered another restaurant opening soon! And we are hoping to take our family to Bella’s Italian when they visit after the baby is born.
We’re back at home now with wet feet drying in thick cozy socks. NOW I am going to read!!