Monday, July 18, 2011
Pho 99 at Amoy Street
My friend Eri suggested a nice place for dinner over the weekend. We both love Vietnamese food, and prefer casual dining places to chitchat in, so Pho 99 hit the mark well. The pho (beef noodle soup with beef slices and meatballs, S$9 nett) is decently comforting. It comes with a small handful of basil and sawtooth coriander, a lime wedge and sliced chili padi. Among the condiments in the bottles on the table is a surprisingly tasty dried ground chili in oil - it adds fiery oomph to the gentle-tasting broth.
We also shared the spring roll platter (S$7 nett) which comes with both goi cuon (shrimp fresh rice paper roll) and cha gio (deep-fried minced pork rolls, I think there's yam in this version). Man, I could eat a bazillion of these. I love spring rolls!
Wash it all down with an ice-cold sour plum drink (S$2.50 nett). There's Trung Nguyen Vietnamese drip coffee here too.
It's a really small and simple place, and the food is pretty home-style. The owners are Vietnamese, and the shop has been around for at least 4-5 years. Look for it opposite the Amoy Street Food Centre. I'll certainly be back to try the other dishes. And yes, prices are nett because there is no GST or service charge!
57-58 Amoy Street
Telok Ayer Conservation Area
Open: 11.30am – 7pm
Tel: +65 9768 8735
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