Pho Street: Who's up pho (fuh) some good pho?

Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Well, a bunch of us arrived at Pho Street recently to try out their revamped menu. The eatery seems be well contained in a humble space and setting. We also met Chef Hà Vị Cang Kenny, who brings with him more than a decade of experience in Vietnamese cuisine, aiming to whet appetites with the vibrant flavours of authentic Vietnamese dishes. The quiet chef can also speak some Chinese, but he was too shy to do so! So cute! lol.

Anyway, getting back to business... who is up pho (fuh) some good pho? lol.

 Pho Street is a quick service restaurant which serves authentic Vietnamese street food to people from all walks of life as represented by the street. Knowing that there is a lack of good authentic Vietnamese food in Singapore, Pho Street aims to reignite the Vietnamese food culture in Singapore with an emphasis on the vibrancy of Vietnamese cuisine. 
Details
 Area: 
Bedok (Bedok Mall) / Jurong (WestGate)

Country: 
Singapore

Price: 
$

Good For: 
Small Groups / Friends / Solo / Family

Accessibility: 
Approx. 2 minutes walk from both Bedok and Jurong East MRT Station (for either branches)

Let's Eat!
Both Bedok and Westgate outlets has launched a brand new revamped menu since 2 June 2015, which I will be touching on here.

Lemon Cooler with Peppermint & Basil, Passionfruit & Basil Mojito ($3.50 each)
These thirst quenching, refreshing drinks had set the tone right for our tasting session.

Cheers! Was glad to have met a few foodies, who have become friends along the way. We enjoy food, we talk about food, we blog about food. That's why food becomes such a passion for us, an enjoyment, rather than just sustenance. We need to feed our souls too, alright? :)

So cheers to friendship, and continue to join us on this journey!

Pho Beef Combination ($9.90)
Not being a very pho person, I honestly enjoyed this dish. Its broth is light and flavourful, and contains beef slices, beef balls, shank, tendon and tripe. The ingredients were well cooked as well, and absorbed the lovely flavour of the broth. Remember to squeeze some lime into it for an added zing.

Dry Rice Vermicelli with Roasted Pork Chop & Spring Roll ($8.90)
Another signature noodle dish from Vietnam not often found in Singapore is the Dry Rice Vermicelli. This noodle is served with a crunchy mix of vegetables, pickled carrots and radish as well as an appetising sweet sour sauce. Another dish I enjoyed too, my little gripe is of the slightly harder-to-chew-on pork chop.

Roasted Pork Chop with Fragrant Rice ($7.90)
This wasn't one of my favourites here as the pork chop tasted the same as the one in the dry vermicelli. The sauce cooked with the pork chop was good though, and I ate it with rice, and that's how I pretty much enjoyed it. What to do, I'm such a sucker for rice!

Banh Mi Combination ($6.90)
Enjoy not 1, not 2, but 3 types of meats in this Banh Mi Combination, which is a sandwich stuffed with Pork Belly, Grilled Beef and Chicken Ham. Yes, you can also have either of the meats in a whole sandwich, but why not all three! It is also stuffed with pickled carrot & radish, cucumber, chilli and fresh cilantro,

My favourite was the pork belly one. Oh so sinful, but oh so nice. :)

No time to sit down and eat? Takeaway! Easy for those who are constantly on-the-go.

Vietnamese Snack Platter ($8.90)
This comes with 2 crispy fried pork rolls, roasted chicken skewers and 2 crabcakes. A great starter to your meal! Remember to dip in the sweet chilli sauce provided.

Fresh Summer Rolls with Prawn, Pork Belly, Fresh Herbs ($4.90)
This is an interesting mix - prawn and sliced pork belly! Did I hear a resounding yes? With the prawn and pork belly peeking out at you from the delicate, almost transparent rice paper, we almost could not wait to get started on this. The rice paper (the skin) was directly imported from Vietnam, so here's another cheers to authentic taste! Remember to eat with the sauce that comes with it too!

Crispy Fried Chicken Mid-wings ($4.90)
So crispy and juicy. Who can hate on chicken wings? Seriously. Dip it into its winning caramelised sweet dip and you're ready to fly from all its goodness!

Sesame Rice Crackers with Fragrant Minced Meat and Spices Dip ($6.90)
This is another ingredient which is imported from Vietnam. Sesame rice crackers! This is pretty unique to Pho Street as you'd hardly find another Vietnamese restaurant with this type of cracker. Remember, eat together with the minced meat. The meat is so fragrant and addictive, we almost asked for seconds! You'll not regret it if you order this.

Cream of Mung Bean with Coconut Sauce and Crushed Peanuts ($3.50)
This was a great finale to the entire tasting session. The drink had a lovely sweetness to it, due to the mung bean mixed with coconut. The salty peanuts on top also created a awesome texture to this dessert.
Go on, sip it all in.



Pho Street @ Bedok Mall 
Location: 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B1-40, Singapore 467360
Daily: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Last order: 9:30pm)
Website: www.phostreet.com.sg


Pho Street @ Westgate 
Location: 3 Gateway Drive, #B2-K6/K7, Singapore 608532
Daily: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Last order: 9:30pm)
Website: www.phostreet.com.sg


This was an invited media tasting session.