Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Featuring Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant, Red Sparrow, Cรด Chung (Boat Quay), Bami Express (Tanjong Pagar Plaza), The Kind Bowl (myVillage), Joo Chiat Caphe, Viet Corner, May Pho Culture
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Crispy baguette stuffed with banana ham, tofu egg, walnut pate, pickles, and mixed herbs. Great mix of flavours and textures with sweet, salty, tangy, and herbaceous all in one bite.

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Comforting broth with silky noodles, soy protein, mushrooms, and fresh herbs. It blows our mind that the absence of meat and replacement with fruits can still produce such a flavourful and complex broth.

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๐๐ก๐จ ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐จ๐ข๐ง (4.5 โญ๏ธ; $13.90) - Enjoyed the fragrant soup with its rich depth of beefy flavour. The thinly cut beef tenderloin was tender.

๐๐ก๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก (3.5 โญ๏ธ; $9.90) - Lighter rendition with distinct chicken aroma and sweeter undertones. Found the meat itself on the tougher side.

Enhance the pho with fresh herbs; one can pluck their choices directly off the stem, true to the Vietnamese style.

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Hidden gem in the West serving affordable and decent Vietnamese fare (think pho and banh mi from $4) in a hawker centre.

The cloudy soup broth was tasty with strong extraction of beef flavours. Would suit those who enjoy richer soups, although personal preference would be for more fresh greens and herbs to balance the sweetness and saltiness. The pho noodles were on the softer side.

Went with the special beef pho which included beef slices, beef flank, and two beef balls. The beef slices were over cooked and tough despite us removing them from the hot soup shortly after being served (would probably opt for the medium rare beef pho next time), but enjoyed the tender beef flank and juicy meatballs.

Not the best but highly worth it at this price point! Will be back โ˜บ๏ธ

๐Ÿ“Viet Corner

Delicious Muslim-friendly Vietnamese sandwiches generously loaded with ingredients. The freshly baked baguette had a lightly flaky exterior and soft interior. Filled with smooth chicken pate, sweet chicken floss, Vietnamese mayo, chilli, crunchy pickled vegetables (did wish for stronger tang), and refreshing coriander.

No 6 ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ค๐ž ($8.50) was generously loaded with all the meats - chicken cold cut, grilled chicken thigh, and lemongrass beef patty. Personally enjoyed the beef the most for the distinct lemongrass fragrance and juicy bite but did find it a tad fibrous. The cold cut chicken was thinly sliced and lighter in flavour. Would recommend this for meat lovers or for sharing.

No 2 ๐‡๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ ๐ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก ($7) had a sweeter profile overall, with juicy and tender meat.

Also love the cosy space of this quaint cafe that transports us back to Vietnam!

๐Ÿ“@joochiatcaphe, 263 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore

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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 (couldnโ€™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 ๐๐ž๐ž๐Ÿ ๐๐ก๐จ (4.5 โญ๏ธ; $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 (3โญ๏ธ; $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) โญ๏ธ 4/5 โญ๏ธ
Ca phe banh ran ($13) โญ๏ธ 3.5/5 โญ๏ธ
๐ŸดBack 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 wasnโ€™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.
๐Ÿ“@redsparrowsg, 01-18, 11 Dempsey Road, Singapore

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Pho Bo Tai ($18)
Bun Oc ($25)
Bun ca ($21)
Ban xeo ($19)
โญ๏ธ 4.5/5 โญ๏ธ
๐ŸดThis 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 couldnโ€™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 couldnโ€™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 Baฬnh 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 weโ€™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!
๐Ÿ“@redsparrowsg, 01-18, 11 Dempsey Road, Singapore

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Pho Bo Tai ($18)
Bun Oc ($25)
Bun ca ($21)
Ban xeo ($19)
โญ๏ธ 4.5/5 โญ๏ธ
๐ŸดThis 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 couldnโ€™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 couldnโ€™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 Baฬnh 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 weโ€™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!
๐Ÿ“@redsparrowsg, 01-18, 11 Dempsey Road, Singapore

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