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2015-11-18 140 views
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/11/18/nice-vietnamese-pho-cold-beehoon-lunch-saigon-baguette-on-17nov2015/arranged with mei mei to have lunch at saigon baguette at central on 17.11.2015. ^^i was first at saigon baguette at 12pm, but by 1230pm most tables were taken up.a small, cosy, pleasant ambience.they had a lunch set comprising a main, a side & drink at S$14.90. it included mains like the beef combo pho at S$9.90 & the vietnamese grilled pork at S$10.50. the drinks
arranged with mei mei to have lunch at saigon baguette at central on 17.11.2015. ^^
i was first at saigon baguette at 12pm, but by 1230pm most tables were taken up.
a small, cosy, pleasant ambience.
they had a lunch set comprising a main, a side & drink at S$14.90. it included mains like the beef combo pho at S$9.90 & the vietnamese grilled pork at S$10.50. the drinks were like S$2.50 & S$3 etc, so the S$14.90 set was pretty ok.
i ordered a vietnamese drip coffee. they said they do inside & served me a black coffee like at coffeeshop. i asked for sugar on the side. coffee was nicely flavoured not sour so i did not add any & took it black.
the pho (& the garnishes) were good. soup was excellent, a very delicate, light, fragrant sweetness. i thought the serving of ingredients were small for S$9.90 dish. overall quite a light, enjoyable dish. we didn't want too much carbs also.we ordered 1 side for each set.the rice rolls were good, and quite nice with the sauce. skin was thin & smooth, prawn was fresh, competent la.deep-fried chicken wings were a bit dry. just the chicken wings alone, my helper does it much better (& sometimes i do also myself). what was interesting was the caramelised garlic. we usually take with thai sweet chilli at home. the caramelised garlic was no better (in fact i still prefer thai sweet chilli dip) but maybe i will try that a t home - chopped garlic & honey? caramelised.
the mildly sweet fish sauce condiments that came with the dry beehoon was very good. but actually also not better than my own la...the spring rolls & the grilled pork which was basically i guess home-made pork balls like the beef balls were good especially with the chilli on the table.but really my own vietnamese chargrilled pork neck cold beehoon + condiments still better la...
food was good, nothing really special.
comparing the pho, i would prefer the S$9.50 combo pho at mrs pho (it had briskets!).
likewise comparing the vietnamese grilled pork dry cold beehoon also, mrs pho's was better!
the S$14.90 lunch was quite good value.
the ala carte prices were ok for the food.
anyway, great lunch with mei mei.