Have visited Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho when they had first opened their doors at Midpoint Orchard. It’s been quite a while since they had moved out of their previous premises and took a hiatus from the F&B scene, but they are now back at a bigger space at basement two of Orchard Gateway just slightly away from the LiHo outlet within the same mall, and also offers a bigger menu that range from Pho, Noodle Salad, Curry Boneless Chicken, Stews to Banh Mi.

The Beef Feast Combo Pho is the “all-stars” combo for those who are looking to having their beef pho here — it features elements such as sliced beef ribeye, sliced beef shin and beef balls all swimming with rice noodles, beansprouts in the usual beef broth that is used for all the Beef Pho here. The broth here is somewhat on the lighter side that seems to focuses more on the herbs; mildly savoury but comes with a fairly clean finish without being too beefy or gamey, though may come across as a little bit bland for some. Otherwise, the beef slices were pretty tender and not particularly gamey, with the beef balls carrying quite a good bite — the rice noodles being slurpy and smooth and the entire bowl was actually quite easy to finish.

That being said, Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho is that sort of place where it’s not just about the food — but the story behind the individuals. Opened by a couple whom have hearing disabilities, it’s amazing how they have the courage to open up an eatery where most of us may not have the bravery to just strike it out on our own to do business — not to mention the everyday challenges of running an eatery where communicating with their patrons is key, and having to understand the customers whom may not be so well-versed in sign languages. It is heartwarming to see how the establishment seems to be patronised by regulars whom have caught wind of their return, with the owners being so jovial and friendly and the customers ever so patient and understanding with them — a warm gesture and a sight so heartwarming especially when COVID-19 has got us socially distanced like never before. That is the reason why Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho is a spot that is worth making the visit — an establishment full of meaning and sincerity and worthy of the support!

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