Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Featuring Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant, Red Sparrow, Cô Chung (Boat Quay), Bami Express
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Super crispy and flaky baguette but resultantly on the drier side. The bread did not have much flavour by itself but did not mind as it allowed the ingredients to shine. The generous loading of meat and pickled vegetables made for a flavourful bite, enhanced by the sweet-sour pickles and bright cilantro.

Bami saigon ($5) comprised pate, pork ham, stew pork, and chicken floss (couldn’t quite distinguish the last element). While tender, the various meats were on the drier side and felt that creamier pate/ more mayo and sauce would have provided better bites.

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The 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐟 𝐏𝐡𝐨 (4.5 ⭐️; $10.50) had an umami laden broth with silky rice noodles and tender beef slices. The highlight was the broth - light but complex, with distinct notes of star anise.

Ultra crisp bread and well-balanced medley of flavours and textures. Would recommend!

Goi cuon, spring rolls (3⭐️; $2/pc) was the most disappointing of the lot. We found the wrapper too tough and thick. The fillings had a tad too much noodles and not enough ingredients and fresh vegetables for our liking. That said, the two sauces - a sour fish sauce and a hoisin-peanut sauce - were good accompaniments for an otherwise pretty bland roll.

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Che chuoi ($14) ⭐️ 4/5 ⭐️
Ca phe banh ran ($13) ⭐️ 3.5/5 ⭐️
🍴Back to Red Sparrow for more of their delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and decided to try some of their desserts on this return visit. Che chuoi was a well-executed deep fried banana served with black glutinous rice (loved the chewy texture), and paired well with the coconut sago cream and vanilla ice cream. We enjoyed the combination and that it wasn’t too sweet. The freshly made donuts were served warm, and had a nice crisp exterior with a soft interior, although could do with slightly more fluffiness. While they supposedly came with a Vietnamese coffee glaze, we found the glaze to taste more like caramel and would have liked for stronger coffee aroma/ slight bitterness. We enjoyed the accompanying chocolate ice cream that was smooth and was a good level of sweetness.
📍@redsparrowsg, 01-18, 11 Dempsey Road, Singapore

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Pho Bo Tai ($18)
Bun Oc ($25)
Bun ca ($21)
Ban xeo ($19)
⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
🍴This was an underrated gem of a place! The beef pho with US chuck roll and beef brisket was brimming with ingredients and noodles, all doused in a complex savoury broth that we couldn’t stop drinking! The Bun Oc, which was rice noodles in a light tomato, pork and escargot broth, had a unique flavour profile that we couldn’t break down, but loved regardless. It was topped with tiger prawns, huge escargot, fried tofu, and a heap of banana blossoms. Bun ca was our overall favourite - the cold rice noodles was topped with grilled minced Berkshire pork balls and grilled pork belly. The smokiness of the meats really came through, and was perfectly complemented by a sweet dipping sauce and fresh vegetables. Last but not least, the Bánh xeo - a savory Vietnamese pancake - was ginormous! Crispy on the outside and bursting with enoki mushrooms, tiger prawns, braised pork, mung beans and beansprouts within. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and thought this was one of the best Vietnamese food we’ve had in Singapore! It is definitely pricey at first look, but the portions are huge and ingredients generous. With burpple and entertainer 1-1 vouchers, this was an absolute steal!
📍@redsparrowsg, 01-18, 11 Dempsey Road, Singapore

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Pho Bo Tai ($18)
Bun Oc ($25)
Bun ca ($21)
Ban xeo ($19)
⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
🍴This was an underrated gem of a place! The beef pho with US chuck roll and beef brisket was brimming with ingredients and noodles, all doused in a complex savoury broth that we couldn’t stop drinking! The Bun Oc, which was rice noodles in a light tomato, pork and escargot broth, had a unique flavour profile that we couldn’t break down, but loved regardless. It was topped with tiger prawns, huge escargot, fried tofu, and a heap of banana blossoms. Bun ca was our overall favourite - the cold rice noodles was topped with grilled minced Berkshire pork balls and grilled pork belly. The smokiness of the meats really came through, and was perfectly complemented by a sweet dipping sauce and fresh vegetables. Last but not least, the Bánh xeo - a savory Vietnamese pancake - was ginormous! Crispy on the outside and bursting with enoki mushrooms, tiger prawns, braised pork, mung beans and beansprouts within. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and thought this was one of the best Vietnamese food we’ve had in Singapore! It is definitely pricey at first look, but the portions are huge and ingredients generous. With burpple and entertainer 1-1 vouchers, this was an absolute steal!
📍@redsparrowsg, 01-18, 11 Dempsey Road, Singapore

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