Where to Eat The Best Pho in Singapore
The Magic of Pho
What’s better than a big, piping hot bowl of pho when you’re feeling under the weather? Not a whole lot as far as we’re concerned. Whether you’re nursing a hangover, going through a breakup or just plain hungry, pho is one of those dishes that make you feel like everything’s going to be okay.
What’s it all about?
Probably the most well-known Vietnamese specialty, pho is a soup that’s different depending on the chef. In Vietnam, families often have their own pho recipes that are passed down through the generations, so you’ll usually never have the same pho twice.
Usually though, you can expect a salty broth that’s been simmered for hours over low heat, with rice noodles and either beef, chicken or vegetables. Using a wide variety of herbs, the chef (or home cook) imparts their own flavours on the broth, giving their creation a flavour that’s all their own. Served with different garnishes like lime and chilli and hot sauce, each bowl offers a unique flavour experience.
Like what you’re hearing? Good news – Singapore has some pretty delicious Vietnamese restaurants. Take a look at some of our favourites below, and we promise, we’ll leave out the pho puns…
1. Moc Quan
81 Clemenceau Ave, 01-23, Singapore 239917
Found inside UE Square close to the river and Fort Canning Park, this Vietnamese restaurant is one of our absolute favs. With a clean and simple decor that’s ideal for slurping down some pho, Moc Quan has just the right formula for success.
Of course, we recommend going for the pho here. We like the pho ga which comes packed with fresh herbs, fresh noodles and shredded chicken. It’s a serious crowd pleaser.
2. Red Sparrow
11 Dempsey Road #01-18 (6,170.69 mi) Singapore 249673
Red Sparrow is another one of our top picks for Vietnamese food. Located down Dempsey Road just steps from Queenstown MRT station, this is one of those inventive restaurants you don’t want to miss. The vibe here is relaxed and friendly, with lanterns hanging from the ceiling that add a touch of fun.
The pho here is just how we like it – it’s herbal, refreshing and so, so tasty. No matter whether you choose beef or chicken, you’re in for a treat.
3. Fat Saigon Boy
51 Telok Ayer Street #01-02, Singapore 048441
If having super traditional Vietnamese food isn’t important to you, make your way to Fat Saigon Boy. The brainchild of chef and Melbourne-native Cang Lai, this Aussie-Vietnamese restaurant is anything but ordinary. Here you’ll find the best of both worlds: Vietnamese flavours inspired by Chef Lai’s heritage and dishes inspired by the diversity of the Australian kitchen.
Like we said, the food here isn’t traditional and neither is the pho (but we’re loving it!). We recommend the Two Duck Pho which comes packed with sliced smoked duck strips and chunky roasted duck.
4. Wrap & Roll
ION Orchard #B3-19, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
The Star Vista #B1-11, 1 Vista Exchange Green 138617
Changi City Point #B1-26/27, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, 486038
Thank goodness that Wrap & Roll has multiple outlets! This family of Vietnamese restaurants never ceases to impress us. Originally founded in Ho Chi Minh in 2006, Wrap & Roll is one of those authentic Vietnamese restaurants you can really depend on for an excellent dining experience.
Wrap & Roll keeps it classic – choose from either chicken or beef pho for a little taste of Vietnam.
5. Saigon Alley
273 Thomson Rd, #01-06 Novena Gardens, Singapore
Highly instagrammable and hip, Saigon Alley provides a feast for the eyes as much as for the belly. You really can’t miss this restaurant on Thomson Road – look for the neon purple sign out front and pass through the restaurant’s clear glass doors where you’ll find a restaurant that’s bold and pulsing with life.
There are four different types of pho to choose from here, but we particularly like the spicy Australian sliced beef. Not a big fan of spicy food? Don’t worry, there’s also regular beef and chicken to choose from, and they’re both damn good.
Find what you were looking for?
We hope you heard something that sounds like your cup of tea (or in this case, broth). Try them all and comment below which you liked best. Happy slurping!