Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures and food, and Vietnamese cuisine is one that I don’t get tired of. It’s not difficult to find Vietnamese food on this island. However, finding good ones is a different story. You’ll find this small shop along the stretch of East Coast Road opposite 112 Katong.
It’s not a huge restaurant so take note if you intend to come here with a big group of people. Seats are out at the front, and you place your orders using a menu sheet before paying at the back.
I chose the Pho Dac Biet (Beef Pho Special), which had sliced sirloin, brisket, and beef balls. On the other hand, my friend chose their Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup). Both pho dishes came with beansprouts (you can ask for more), basil, and lime. They are generous with their ingredients so if you want more vegetables you can request for more at no charge. Broth was light but flavourful! It was quite reminiscent of the bowls of pho I had when I was in Vietnam for two weeks for an overseas community service project. The slices of beef were allowed to poach ever so gently in their hot broth so that it cooks perfectly.
I would suggest trying the broth without adding anything so that you can taste the actual flavour. They serve Sriracha Chilli at their tables so add as much or as little as you wish and be informed that it is much spicier than the Srirachas that you normally get at supermarkets.
Also, how could anyone resist the spring rolls? We ordered the prawn spring rolls – containing prawn (of course), thick rice noodles, shallots, mint, and basil leaves – accompanied by a sweet sauce that goes well with the roll.
So if you’re walking along East Coast Road or somewhere in Katong, check this place out! And, if you’re craving for dessert after dinner, head over to Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique!
93 East Coast Rd,
Dakota MRT Station (CC8)
Take bus 10/32 and stop opposite Roxy Square.
Mondays – Sundays: 11:30AM – 3:30PM, 5:30PM – 11:00PM