Monday, May 13, 2013

Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant, Joo Chiat Road

Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant, Joo Chiat Road

Delicious Vietnamese food to be found here (159 Joo Chiat Road, tel : +65 9105 8519).

Long Phung, goi cuon

We had the obligatory goi cuon which was......rustic. The rice paper skin was a little soggy and chewy.

Long Phung, oc nhay

The serving of oc nhay or boiled conch was sweet and fresh tasting. Tasty with and without the accompanying dip of fish sauce, pepper, salt and tamarind with sliced bits of chilli.

Long Phung, mango salad

Following the snails was a perky green mango salad with strips of pork belly and shrimp flavoured with basil. The tangy notes from the shredded mango was appetizing. I liked this.

Long Phung, bo tai chanh

And then a bo tai chanh - described as an underdone beef salad. This was basically beef that was cooked to medium doneness enlivened by lemon and some sugar. A little salt would have upped the flavour game but I'm not sure how these are usually had.

Long Phung, bun thit nuong cha gio

My main bowl of a bun thit nuong cha gio. Rice noodles with grilled pork and a fried spring roll. Doused with the fish sauce and lime with peanuts, the rice noodles ended up a lot lighter and much tastier than it appeared. The only thing I didn't take to were the raw bean sprouts.

Long Phung, rice noodles

I forgot what this was called, but it's rice noodles in a light savoury broth that was loaded with ingredients like sliced pork, pork offal and shrimp. Tasty this was.

Long Phung, milk egg soad

And to finish in the sweltering humidity of our merciless sun, a milk and egg soda.

Food here tasted authentic Vietnamese and importantly, delicious without being expensive. Would like to come back again.

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