Personal Recommendations for Food Adventures in Our Area
I tend to want to eat global cuisine when I am not cooking so I have listed my finds, they are all worth the drive.
The Pita House Greenville – Greenville, SC. It is the most authentic Middle Eastern food I have ever had in the States and bonus they have an amazing grocery store that you can get everything you need to re-create those dishes at home. I always take plenty of containers of freshly made Baba Ganoush, Tabouleh, Hummus, Zaatar Pita and the most delicious lentils ever home!
Umi Japanese Fine Dining – Hendersonville, NC. Hands down this restaurant is the best Sushi and Japanese cuisine and we are lucky to have it here! The freshness of the fish and quality of every dish plus the ambience this is a must visit.
Red Ginger – Asheville, NC. Chinese Dim Sum and Tapas is a step right into China. Every authentic creation is hand crafted in their open kitchen and delivered on small plates. Since it’s right in Pack Square I take the time to walk the city after a great meal.
Sol Y Luna Cali Mex Grill – Downtown Hendersonville, NC and Laurel Park. This is real Mexican food right down to the home-made chips, tortillas and salsas and they have table side Guacamole. No heavy cheese sauces unless that’s what you like and they will make anything you want if it’s not on the menu.
Koreana Restaurant – Asheville, NC. Found this place by accident but have been back 6 times since September. Having traveled extensively to Korea I know good Korean Food. You must order the Vegetable Pancake and try one of the Stone Bowls, just amazing. The ingredients are so fresh and the service is always good.
Taqueria Munoz – Hendersonville, NC. The food is so authentic that the entire family is in the kitchen cooking! This no frills place features the food set up behind the counter where you place your order. The fresh salsa bar has several different authentic sauces but beware they are Hot! and loads of chopped white onions and fresh cilantro. No Chips! Prices are super cheap and the quantities are huge. For an extra treat go next door to the giant grocery store and pick up hard to find items like dried chilis, they even have a butcher on site.
Stone Soup – Since Suzanne revamped everything from the menu to the layout of the restaurant this is such a great place to eat. The Market has everything you could ever want in a Grab and Go and at great prices. The baked goods are beautiful and extremely tasty. As for the Menu the small plates are anything but small you can can make a meal of the Fish Tacos and the Braised Beef in Wine Sauce is really something to try topped with a light slaw. The Tuna bites are very fresh and have a lovely trio of sauces. Prices are very reasonable especially with the portion size.
The service is good and if something isn’t right they take it back and replace it without a problem, refreshing as service these days in most places is non existent.