Wendy Vietnamese Cuisine, ION Orchard
No, this wasn't meant to be a streak of Vietnamese food. We noticed some decent looking baguettes at this place a few days ago (stall number 5 in ION Orchard's Food Opera down on basement 4) and finally got over there today in the hope that they could turn it into some some decent bánh mì.
It was better than we thought it would be, with light and airy - if toasted - bread surrounding a good combination of pickles and chili peppers. Despite how disturbing it was to find iceberg lettuce inside, overall it worked well enough for us to want to come back again, especially given the mixed results we've had in trying to find a decent rendition thus far.
And yes, the phở here was do-able too. But I'll probably pass on the gỏi cuốn next time as one of the green herbs inside didn't sit well with me. I wonder what the rest of the stuff on the menu is like.