Burpple Beyond: Our Response to the Upcoming Dine-in Restrictions
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Featuring Maru Japanese Restaurant, Mrs Pho (Beach Road), TONKIN Vietnamese Noodle & Coffee, Cô Hai Bánh Mì, GO Noodle House, Food Republic (Shaw Centre), Pho Street (The Centrepoint)
Wei Zhi Chiang
Wei Zhi Chiang

Back again at TONKIN! We’ve made it a point to get something new each time, and this round it was the Spicy Seafood Vermicelli. For the price, we didn’t expect to be served with a variety of prawns, scallops and cuttlefish! Wouldn’t say they were the freshest, but they were very commendable for its price point. The appetising sweet-savoury broth packed a good heat, while the vermicelli has a good bite. Will be getting this again next time!

Can’t say this enough but we’ve always enjoyed this underrated spot, and hope more people try them out. It’s value for money on its original price tag - even more so if you’re on Burpple Beyond as they have their mains for one-for-one.

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For this bowl, we went with the homemade spicy soup as base and picked the mi xian with double bursting fishballs. It comes with vinegar added, but you can request to separate them. While this broth packed quite a heat, I still prefer the superior soup for its depth of flavour. Honestly wasn’t expecting much of these fishballs, but they were generously filled with savoury fishroe. Mi xian was like in our other bowl - good textured and smooth. Just thought it was a teeny bit pricey.

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For this bowl, we went with the homemade spicy soup as base and picked the mi xian with double bursting fishballs. It comes with vinegar added, but you can request to separate them. While this broth packed quite a heat, I still prefer the superior soup for its depth of flavour. Honestly wasn’t expecting much of these fishballs, but they were generously filled with savoury fishroe. Mi xian was like in our other bowl - good textured and smooth. Just thought it was a teeny bit pricey.

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We enjoyed TONKIN’s well-balanced rendition of this Vietnamese dish. Instead of the usual thicker consistency, the broth is lighter yet still flavourful. Most importantly for me, the broth is not overpowered by tomatoes and you get a distinct crab sweetness. There’s lots of toppings to go along - beancurd, tomatoes, chicken ham and blue crab egg cakes. Was a filling bowl!

Also, if you’re dining with a friend, don’t forget the incredibly value for money Burpple Beyond deal here for 1 for 1 mains!

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Back again at TONKIN! Got the same bowl of Pho Ga as the flavourful and comforting bowl left a really good impression the other time. Happy that the broth is as good and unlike the usual shredded chicken pieces that are tougher, we especially liked the tender slices used here. Also discovered that they have an ala-carte buffet option that’s going for just $19.90 - it includes all the food items (excluding desserts) in mini and regular portions! We’ll definitely give that a go the next time we’re back.

On top of the very reasonable prices, you can use your Burpple Beyond here for the mains!

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Fried chicken wings with vermicelli salad. This was served in a generous portion, but we would have liked a punchier accompanying sauce for the noodles. Chicken wings were crispy but a teeny bit dry. Would recommend their Pho Ga ($7.80) over this!

PS. TONKIN is available on Burpple Beyond for their mains and it’s a steal!

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We ordered the Bun Canh Ga ($7.80) and this Pho Ga with Burpple Beyond - sooo worth it! Was super pleasantly surprised by the flavourful and comforting broth in this bowl. Sweetness of the chicken in the broth was distinct and we liked how tender the chicken slices were. Although our orders took a little longer, service was friendly and the space was great to chill in. Will be back to try their other items!

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A little oily and a touch too peppery for our liking, but these crispy spring rolls filled with vermicelli, black fungus and meat were still a pretty decent appetiser to start off the meal!

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Had this a while back. Looks like any other plate of stir fried cockles but these weren’t as bloody as our local version and was fried thoroughly with lots of garlic and pork lard. It’s sinful but fragrant and savoury, and very easy to keep reaching in for more when the flavours are all so well soaked up. I still like our local zi char version but this was a nice change!

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The Bún Riêu broth here is more clear, light and its tomato flavour was a lot more outstanding than the crab’s. We were a little disappointed with that since we were hoping to have a more seafood rich base, but for its price, it was still a pretty generous and comforting bowl. Along with the vermicelli, there were a few big pieces of beancurd, slices of tomatoes, fishcake and a crab cake. Even though the ratio of pork in the crab cake was way higher than the crab meat itself, it was well seasoned and had a nice texture.

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Came back again after the previous pleasant experience! Got the pork Pho again and though it wasn’t as impressively flavourful as the first time, it was still a comforting bowl to slurp down. Pork slices could be more tender.

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Got to say we were pretty impressed by the food we had here! It was one of the stalls with a consistent queue at Food Republic - & that has just got to say something about the food they’re serving. We had the Viet Style Pork Belly Sandwich (Bahn Mi) ($5.90), Chicken Pho ($6.90) and Fresh Spring Rolls ($4.90).

The Banh Mi was filled generously despite the price, and we liked the appetising chili mayo sauce that had drizzled within. Ingredients were fresh but the baguette though was crisp on the outside, was slightly heavy and doughy inside. The Chicken Pho was done comfortingly well with tender chicken chunks, while the Fresh Spring Rolls had slightly thicker skin but the refreshing sour-spicy sauce served with it made up for it.

📍Little Hanoi 越南小吃
Food Republic
Shaw House #B1-05
350 Orchard Road Singapore 238868

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