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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2008, 23:04 »
as expected, the vietnamese meimeis were far more distracting than the pho.  ;D

but our good fren give them a scare  ;D

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« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2008, 23:16 »
Good food is great, fellowship with friends, well thats priceless.

First the bad news, there are no Viet XMM. One Philo, one local but SYT nonetheless, albeit not up to Quest's standards I reckon...

As for the food, soft rice noodles, soaked in a rich broth with tender beef parts accompanied by bean sprouts and mint leaves. Memories of a meal back in Oz spring back...

They also serve wings and a pretty decent lime juice. Sure, compared to the best I had in Sydney, it isn't the same, but I reckon that for something so near my home, its a place I will visit again.
And with friends again. I enjoyed the food and the friendship... Lets do another, this time at Purvis street!

PS: kudos to Quest, who left his better half at home to come along...

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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2008, 23:19 »
Quest standard is kinda different....notice every chick that walk pass us the score he gave was low  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2008, 23:31 »
my hand! i'm famous!  ;D
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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2008, 23:36 »
imho pete shldnt use this pic cuz it look like there is no beef in it...hahaha...he take a pic of his own EXTRA large bowl  ;)

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« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2008, 23:38 »
imho pete shldnt use this pic cuz it look like there is no beef in it...hahaha...he take a pic of his own EXTRA large bowl  ;)

cannot la. his bowl had so many different parts mixed in, it'll probably be fairer and more accurate to take a picture of

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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2008, 23:41 »
ok ...tis pic change my appetite  :P

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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2008, 14:43 »
Quest standard is kinda different....notice every chick that walk pass us the score he gave was low  ;)
not true leh.. got some that pass!

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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2008, 15:15 »
not true leh.. got some that pass!

don't think that bro speedsun was mentioning about the basic pass/fail criteria, but low scores even though pass.  ;D
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Re: Pho 24
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2008, 15:27 »
PS: kudos to Quest, who left his better half at home to come along...
And I don't have a better half!

Anyway the noodles were ok. I think the chilli supplied were tasteless.
Broth is decent but I prefer something with abit stronger taste. Price was good. $6.90 for a basic bowl.
Pete got conned by the SYT and got a $15 bowl (that comes with dessert and drink).

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« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2008, 15:32 »
Pete got conned by the SYT and got a $15 bowl (that comes with dessert and drink).

refer to reply #37 above with the cow.  ;D
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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2008, 17:33 »
Been to Pho 24 a couple of times since it opened and tried a few types. As Quest said, the soup isn't that strong so the best is the mixed "combo" one for about $12 which has a LOT of interesting textures as you eat. I usually get an extra helping of beansprouts. Compared to the one next to Market Street Car Park "Viet Deli", I prefer Pho 24 because its more "refined". I would venture to suggest that Pete's bowl was more tasty than Quest's el cheapo $6.90 one because I've had both and the combo one with tripe and stuff is far far better.

BTW opposite "Viet Deli" is a Viet sandwich shop called "Baguette", which makes the best sandwiches by a mile in Singapore. Try the "Saigon Baguette". I take out from there regularly, and I don't even like sandwiches generally. The noodle dishes (they use the Pho noodels) are also pretty good, but I would stay away from the curry.

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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2008, 17:39 »
Would have thought broth is the main reason for tasty pho. :) I might not mind giving the bigger bowl a try then.

BTW opposite "Viet Deli" is a Viet sandwich shop called "Baguette", which makes the best sandwiches by a mile in Singapore. Try the "Saigon Baguette". I take out from there regularly, and I don't even like sandwiches generally. The noodle dishes (they use the Pho noodels) are also pretty good, but I would stay away from the curry.
My favourite bread shop was 'Simply Bread' which is quite near to this place, at the street between market st and ocbc building.
Never tried Viet Deli, but I think the Viet Cafe at stanchart is not too bad.
Raffles place has some of the best food for lunch.. miss the place.

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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2008, 19:32 »
Raffles place has some of the best food for lunch.. miss the place.

unless i'm mistaken, it also has some of the craziest crowds for lunch.  ;D we're barely able to cope with the spillover coming to tanjong pagar..
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Re: Vietnamese Pho in SG?
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2008, 23:01 »
unless i'm mistaken, it also has some of the craziest crowds for lunch.  ;D we're barely able to cope with the spillover coming to tanjong pagar..
there are quiet places, but usually more expensive.
also you can get places that take reservations.
nice food still only costs like $15 per pax for a 3 course.. so why not. dim sum slightly more.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2008, 07:25 by Quest »