Having been to Vietnam, makes me want to hunt out all the authentic Vietnamese eateries in Singapore. Especially places where I can have the healthy cuisine of Pho and fresh spring rolls. Of course there are the less healthy versions like the fried spring rolls that were so yummy too.
The Pho (pronounced ‘fur’) and glass noodle soup in Vietnam is the best I have ever had. What I had in a restaurant in Holland Village some years ago, just could not compare. They also use a different kind of chilli that’s light green and oh so spicy. It really adds that superb extra something to the soup. The chicken pieces are so fresh and tender as well. We had the best Pho at a chain restaurant that we saw everywhere in District 1. This one was just next to the Sheraton. Because it was Tet we could not get any of the fresh spring rolls but the fried pork ones were so yummy and don’t get me started on how tasty the Pho was. I am drooling just thinking about it and I am not a soup person. The meal had a lovely ending with iced version of traditional Vietnamese coffee.
For dinner we managed to get fresh spring rolls which you dip in a delightful peanut sauce. If this was diet food I could definitely get on board. Just Pho and this lovely fresh spring rolls. This was from a meal at a more expensive restaurant that’s probably a tourist trap as it’s also next to the Sheraton and frequented by tourists.
Because I loved the chicken so much, I was curious when I spotted a KFC. I tried the burgers and the chicken turned out to be so much better than the scrawny version we get in Singapore. The Vietnamese chickens are probably free range and that probably makes the whole difference. Even the lettuce was super fresh.
I really loved the glass noodle soup that was on the menu at the Sheraton Lounge and freshly prepared for us. They also made a fried version, but somehow the soupy version was much tastier. Isn’t the chef preparing the food so pretty? She could be a model.
Anthony Bourdain rightly describes Pho as food porn. I leave you with this video that will make want a bowl of Pho right this minute which is why I love his show. It’s so funny when the Vietnamese guy stares at Bourdain like he’s off his rocker. He must be thinking what’s all this yammering about. And I can’t believe that he left the soup at the end. That’s the best part!