Vietnamese

Vietnamese

Featuring Mrs Pho (Bussorah), Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant, Mrs Pho (VivoCity), ComNam Vietnamese Street Eats, Red Sparrow, Moc Quan (UE Square), Wrap & Roll (ION Orchard), Mrs Pho House (Takashimaya), SO PHO (Jem), Pho Street (Westgate)
The  Food Compendium
The Food Compendium

I realise the effort that goes into this dish but the taste is very normal, mildly sweet and sour, rather clean tasting but very forgettable for 10bucks

The pork was tough, but flavour was good. Very difficult to remove from the skewer too. The vermicelli was solid, esp w the spring onions and the fish sauce.

Has the pork been tender it would have been worth a visit, esp at this reasonable price point

The banh mi was crispy but the ratio was very off, so can't really taste the ckn enough

Barely passable overall, get the pho

Delicious. Beef slices were alright, beef shank was not too bad, but beef balls were quite lousy. Not v umami and not v bouncy

The broth is sick tho, it's got depth and a strong fragrance from the star anise. Quite salty tho, but one of the most powerful pho broths I've had, u can tell from the cloudy soup(even if it's not necessarily authentic)

Broth was extremely solid, it's packed w flavour and remains reasonably clean tasting. Sliced beef was decent, beef shank was full of beefiness, meatballs were good too

This is a hidden gem, even amongst similar hidden gems.

The chili oil is ridiculously hot tho, proceed w extreme caution. It's hot on its own alr but it's absolute fire when you dunk it into hot soup

I've been here 5 times. That's more than any other place that isn't near my house. The food really is that good, Vietnamese flavours executed to perfection with great ingredients. However this last visit made me feel that the price is not worth the quality anymore, and I am thus more reluctant to recommend this place from now on. It went from being an amazing place to a place with good food but overpriced. In all honesty I didn't check the price of the items I had years ago, so maybe their mainstays are consistent, but the sliced pork in gravy really was the last straw for my stellar impression of this place all these years.

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Very unique take. The baguette was soft, and had a significant thin crisp(instead of a solid crunch for most good baguette)

The beef was bursting w flavour and juices, good stuff

However it's not very filled w beef, esp the ends. Also it's pretty tiny. Can still get if you've tried their signatures, just don't share

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HELL NO.

so different from the picture, they really slacked on this one. It's supposed to be like Chinese braised pork, and that's how they used to do it, but now it's very thin slices of pork belly dunked in the sauce. The pork belly is not even very tender. The sauce is good though, well balanced sweet and sourness, would have been much better when pork belly was braised in it.

They didn't even bother changing the picture. Massive disappointment

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For 6 small pieces. They were absolutely delicious tho even tho it's not worth it at all

Sous vide to gelatinous perfection, and roasted? To a nice crisp on the outside. Then it's topped w a sauce that's easy to love, yet very rare(I've never had anything like it before). Creamy and sweet and sour

The only complaint is the price for the size. It's not impressive enough to pay 40 for, for sure

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The beef were quite thickly sliced, so not melt in your mouth but reasonably tender. The marinade is quite unique too, althought it was still sweet. The baguette was lousy though and that brings down the whole dish

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Really delicious, the hae bi in the chili hits you immediately and this was pretty spicy, be prepared (the normal spice level is only level 1 apparently, try asking for less heat)

The noodles and toppings were average tho, but the soup carries so still worth a try. Only the beef balls were really good, very different from normal and slightly pink inside, very tender with a bit of bounce and clean tasting

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Fish was meaty but the crust wasn't as flavourful as I expected. This was alright but it lacks a punch esp when it's not served with shrimp paste. Guess it's tamed due to the touristy crowd in the area

Uncle ho's version is much much stronger and thus much more satisfying

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Excellent execution

It's rare to find a freshwater eel dish in Singapore and this is the first time I've seen anything like this. I don't think any other Vietnamese establishment has this dish and it's serendipitous that this, being their signature, is executed well

The generous herbs and spices meld well into the slightly viscous porridge and is so comforting yet satisfying at the same time. Freshwater eel has a bouncy bite akin to pig trotter jelly. My grandmother prepares a version that's more meaty but this texture is certainly enjoyable as well. There's a mild heat at the back of the throat and a unique umami underlying everything.

Absolutely delicious and worth a trip(it's pretty ulu)

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