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10 Best Places for Vietnamese in Singapore

10 Best Places for Vietnamese in Singapore

There's more to Vietnamese than the usual pho, banh mi and spring rolls. There are spicy beef stew noodle soups, Vietnamese hotpot, broken rice bowls, Vietnamese BBQ and more. Check this list out for more soul-satisfying authentic Vietnamese cuisine!
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Opened till late, Long Phung is a popular go-to place for late post-work dinners, or a different kind of supper grub. Enjoy a classic chicken or beef pho, crispy fried spring rolls, a refreshing bowl of grilled pork with vermicelli, or garlic cockles. If you love spice, don't miss their Spicy Beef Stew Noodle Soup — it's so darn satisfying. It can get crowded, especially during meal times, so expect queues! For a really tasty, affordable Vietnamese fare at under $10, it's well worth the wait.

Mrs Pho is a favourite when it comes to sating those Vietnamese cravings. As most pho bowls cost just $7.90, this is definitely the place to feast without breaking the bank. Go for the Special Beef Combo Noodle Soup ($8.90), which comes with a generous portion of beef brisket, beef rounds and beef balls. Served in delicious steaming broth, beef slices are pink and tender, making for an extremely satisfying bowl of noodles that just screams 'comfort'. On the table also sits a host of condiments like chilli sauce, fish sauce and preserved red chilli, for you to tweak the broth to your liking. Order a side of Fried Pork Spring Roll ($3) and a glass of Mrs Pho Summer Ice Tea ($2) to make the experience complete.

As one of the more popular Vietnamese joints in Singapore, NamNam may not be the most authentic spot, but it certainly satisfies. Their decor and food transport you to the nostalgic streets of Vietnam as they dish out classic favourites from pho to banh mi. Get the Pho Beef Combination ($10) that boasts a full-bodied broth boiled for 24 hours, the Caramelised 5-spice Pork Belly Bánh Mì (Vietnamese baguette), or the super tasty Dry Sautéed Lemongrass Pork Noodle ($10.20). With outlets conveniently located in town, satisfying that Vietnamese craving has never been easier!

The Bánh Mì is a classic Vietnamese street food that is essentially a baguette sandwich — crispy on the outside, light as air on the inside, and packed with pickled vegetables and various meat fillings. It looks deceivingly simple, but one bite and you'll be hooked. At Sandwich Saigon, the crusty baguettes are baked fresh daily, and its fillings made with fresh ingredients and homemade marinades. Get the bestselling Saigon Special ($6.90) that comes with pork belly and ham, or the more unusual Pork Chop Sandwich ($6.90). They also dish out other Vietnamese classics like Beef Noodle Soup ($11.50), Dry Rice Noodle with Pork Chop & Fried Spring Rolls ($9) too. Wash it all down with a Vietnamese Drip Coffee ($5.50)!

Wrap & Roll is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant chain with outlets in Vietnam, Australia and Singapore. The menu here is simple, providing a host of Vietnamese favourites including their signature steamed rice crepe rolls, rice with grilled meat, and noodles. Since they're called Wrap & Roll, you should go for their rolls first, like their ‘Pho’ Beef Steamed Rice Crepe Rolls and Fresh Spring Rolls with Prawns and Pork. Choosing from the 'Roll it Yourself' section of the menu also means you get to get in on the action and start rolling! Their Bánh Xèo Crispy Crepe with Prawns, Pork, Bean Sprouts & Mushrooms is a unique find and is definitely worth a try too.

Whenever you're in the Tanjong Pagar area, it's a must to make a pit stop at Pho Stop for some hearty Vietnamese pho. This place offers the classic pho with either chicken or various kinds of beef, be it sliced beef, beef brisket or beef balls. If you can't decide, just opt for all three options by ordering their Beef Feast Combo ($9.50)! Portions are generous and bound to satisfy. Not in the mood for noodles? Go for their Grilled Pork Chop Rice ($9.40), and enjoy it with some Hot Ginger and Dong Quai Tea ($3.90). End off with a scoop of their Honey Cinnamon or Coconut Ice Cream.

Located in the CBD, it's no surprise that Madam Saigon really packs in the crowd at lunch hour. This place dishes out loads of dishes on top of the usual Vietnamese favourites. Bowls of great pho and bun (from $10.50) are on the menu, with the Special Beef Noodle Soup being their signature, alongside other specialties like Vietnamese BBQ skewers (from $12.90) and Lemongrass Tofu ($7.50). If you have a bit more than an hour, get their Saigon Hot Pot ($15.50 for vegetarian, $20.50 for fish), making for a unique Vietnamese experience. Tip: try ordering something that's NOT on the menu, like leftover beef and soup stock – if you want the good stuff!

Want to venture away from the usual Vietnamese pho? Then head straight for these hearty and flavourful broken rice bowls (cơm tấm). Cơm tấm is a humble dish unique to southern Vietnam that sports a couscous-like texture. It is a cheaper grade of rice traditionally preferred by poorer folks, but has gained popularity over the years due to its ability to soak up flavour. Their specialties include the Sautéed Lemongrass Pork Slices Rice Bowl ($9.90), which comes with BBQ pork ribs, ham and a fried egg, and the Crispy Soft-shell Crab and Crispy Squid Rice Bowl ($13.90). You get to choose between steamed Vietnamese broken rice or kimchi fried rice.

Lang Nuong is the first BBQ restaurant of its kind, offering a Vietnamese BBQ experience that emulates the buzz of bustling Vietnamese streets. Enjoy grilling meat and seafood marinated in delicious homemade sauces above a flaming charcoal fire, and dip them into more sauces imported straight from Vietnam. Get the Premium Mixed Platter ($39.90/$69.90) that includes a combination of pork, chicken, seafood and mushrooms, or the Exclusive Seafood Platter ($79.90) with crayfish, tiger prawns, scallops and mussels. They also offer Vietnamese Hotpot ($15.90/$35.90) perfect for rainy days. Located along Foch Road, Lang Nuong is a great dining option for small groups.

Not many places get pho right, but as Pho 4 All focuses their efforts on perfecting it, you can count on them to get your pho fix. For $10, you get a bowl of flat rice noodles in a light flavourful broth, topped with tender slices of beef (or flank and beef balls if you wish). As usual, it comes with bean sprouts and basil on the side. Also order the cha gio, Vietnamese fried spring rolls stuffed with chicken and vegetables as the perfect sidekick to your pho. Located conveniently at Jalan Pisang, this is a great spot for a simple date night – it’s Halal-certified too!

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