Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2017-2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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Banh mi sandwiches contain grilled meat, vegetables and cilantro. Bun, a rice vermicelli dish, is served with pork, shrimp and egg rolls. Owner Be Phan is a familar sight to restaurant guests. Pho is a traditional rice noodle soup. 39 Feature BALLANTYNE WINTER 2017-2018 Fresh Vietnamese Flavors Be's Noodles & Banh Mi Located in Ballantyne Corners, Be's Noodles & Banh Mi serves Vietnamese dishes made in-house using fresh and whole foods. Owner Be Phan personally travels to local farmers markets to ensure the highest quality of ingredients. For guests new to Vietnamese cuisine, Phan recommends pho, a traditional rice noodle soup with a rich broth, marinated meat and fresh vegetables. Another option is a banh mi, a tasty sandwich that features grilled meat with cucumber, cilantro, jalapenos and carrots. Vietnamese cuisine revolves around a delicate balance of sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty. Flavors such as lemongrass, basil, mint and chili peppers are common, as each meal has a distinct combination of fragrance, taste and color. Phan's love of cooking began when she was 16 and her mom, a professional chef in Vietnam, taught her how to work with food. Be's Noodles & Banh Mi opened as a labor of love, and Phan is often in the kitchen for hours a day. Her warm disposition and hospitality show she enjoys making others happy through her meals.

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