Best Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore: Saigon Alley, Long Phung, Mrs Pho and more

Best Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore: Saigon Alley, Long Phung, Mrs Pho and more

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Text: Corinne Cheah

When one thinks of Vietnamese food, a few things comes to mind: A comforting bowl of pho, the hearty banh mi or some simple but refreshing rice paper rolls. Forget making a trip to Ho Chi Minh city to experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine — there are plenty of options here on our sunny island. We list these hotspots in Singapore that serve up your favourite Vietnamese food and drinks. 

Làng Nuöng Vietnam 

Rounding up ceramic pots of charcoal and chicken wire grill, this is as authentic as it gets at Làng Nuöng Vietnam. Also, our city's first traditional Vietnamese barbecue in Singapore. The meats are well-marinated, but the real star at the dinner table is the sauces  sweet, savoury and pungent. Try another Vietnamese favourite such as the Cơm tấm, or broken rice — from fractured rice grains, to be eaten together with a barbecued sweet and sticky pork chop. Don't leave without a solid cup of brew — prepared using a drip coffee strainer — just like how it's done on the streets of Vietnam.  Long Nuong

18 Foch Rd, Tel: 9235 3548
Opening hours: (Mon-Thur) 12pm-11pm, (Fri-Sat) 12pm-2am, (Sun) 12pm-11pm

Long Phung 

While they're not as commonly known as pho, spring rolls and banh mis, seafood and beer are some of the most popular things to be found along the streets of Vietnam. You can find this brilliant combination at Long Phung. Prepared in various Vietnamese styles, pair your cockles and clams with beer as you dip them into a condiment made of salt, pepper, chili and lime. Another rice noodle dish apart from Pho, the Bun Thit Nuong Cha Gio is served dry with a dressing of fish sauce. Topped with marinated grilled pork and fried spring roll, this might just be your next favourite rice noodle dish. Long Phung

159 Joo Chiat Rd, Tel: 6440 6959
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 12pm-11pm

Mrs Pho 

Vietnamese cuisine is more than your conventional bowl of Pho. Despite its name, Mrs Pho serves up other various home-cooked Vietnamese dishes. Their signature Mrs Pho Cockles features the shellfish stir-fried, tossed with garlic and pork lard — and enclosed in a claypot for that smoky flavour. For some finger-lickin' goodness, their Wingman will do the trick with its savoury fish sauce coated fried chicken wings topped with ample garlic. If these items are not entirely up your alley, go for the classic special beef combo noodle soup with a delightful sweet broth loaded with fatty brisket, beef round and beef balls. Mrs Pho

349 Beach Rd, Tel: 6292 0018
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 11am-10pm

Saigon Alley

More than your bowl of pho, Saigon Alley brings Vietnamese street food to you with its salads, spring rolls, banh mi and other offerings. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine aside, you'll feel very much in Ho Chi Minh City with almost entirely Vietnamese staff both in the kitchen and on the floor. Contrary to its name, the spicy Australian beef b\noodles isn't very spicy — but made up with a full flavoured broth and generous portions of sliced beef, brisket and vegetables. For something lighter, go for the Northern Vietnamese beef salad with grilled beef on a bed of greens and gussied with a spicy fish sauce dressing.Saigon Alley

273 Thompson Rd, Tel: 6265 7662
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 12pm-11pm