I have to confess that after visiting Melbourne and even Sydney on several work trips, I seldom have Vietnamese food in Singapore. I find the Vietnamese food standard is better than Singapore. The standard of Vietnamese cuisine in Singapore is below par and I find it hard to find one that can proudly declare authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Hence I was not prepared to visit Mrs Pho at Beach Road even though there was raving reviews of the place when it is opened back in 2014. It is not until recently due to an unsuccessful dinner appointment, that I decided to make a detour to the restaurant.
Fried Pork Spring Roll 4/5
I am not fan of the fresh spring roll as I find them rather bland. Hence I had the Fried Pork Spring Roll ($3) instead. The crispy wrap stuffed with minced meat inside, encompass the whole enjoyment of flavour and texture.
Egg Drop Soup 3/5
I was rather taken part when a complimentary bowl of Egg Drop Soup is served. I find it kind of weird to be served this in a Vietnamese restaurant. I always associate egg drop soup with Chinese cuisine.
Special Beef Combo Noodle Soup 4/5
To get a bit of everything, I had the Special Beef Combo Noodle Soup ($8.90) or Pho Bo Dac Biet. The light but yet hefty of flavour broth comes with silky smooth rice noodles, bean sprouts, beef slices, beef flanks and beef meatballs. The additional of onions and mints further accentuated the flavours. For those that prefers a more fiery kick, you can add some chilli padi.
Overall, I find Mrs Pho serves a delicious bowl of Pho. The flavoursome broth coupled with the silky rice noodles and fresh beef slices made it one of the better pho I have eaten. However do note that Mrs Pho is a small and cramp place. Hence be prepared to share tables with other diners as well as rubbing shoulders with one another.
349 Beach Road
Tel: +65 62920018
Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway (CC Line) , Bugis (DT Line, EW Line)
Daily: 11am - 10pm
1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge, walk to the end of the bridge. Walk to the traffic junction of Beach Road and Jalan Sultan. Cross the road. Continue walking down Beach Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk to the traffic junction of Beach Road and Rochor Road. Cross the road. Continue walking down Beach Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 18 minutes. [Map]