Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wendy Vietnamese Cuisine, ION Orchard

Bánh Mì Saigon

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.

4 comments:

Nilcha said...

wow this is doesn't look like Vietnamese food at all...

2Bears said...

Thanks for the find. Tried this today - bread was good but not as tasty as baguette in raffles place or market street though.

Nick said...

I went here on your recommendation shortly after this post and enjoyed the Banh Mi. But I've been back three times recently and each day they tell em they don't have the bread. Don't know if I'm going early or what but I think once was at 11.45am, once about 12.30 and once about 1pm so I doubt they'd have sold out every time.

bma said...

If I remember correctly, they only start selling it in the late afternoon or something.