When I first walked by this place (460 Alexandra Road #02-19, 6276-0367), I had no idea that it was Vietnamese. After all, the place was called Sugar N' Spice, and was decorated as if it were selling cakes and pies. It was only out of the corner of my eye when I saw a picture of something that resembled phở
did I stop to look at the menu more closely. Then, it was apparent, with everything from phở
to even bánh mì
Strangely though, these guys hid the Vietnamese names on the menu. Phở
was referred to as "Vietnamese Comfort Broth," while bánh mì
was called 7-inch Heroes. Regardless of the names, I didn't really care much for the food. The gỏi cuốn
was depressingly frail, while the phở
reminded me of Pho Stop
or one of the many other shops around here, featuring a pre-garnished and otherwise unremarkable broth.
Only when I walked up to the register to pay did I realize what was going on. These guys are related to Orange Lantern, a place I had never been too fond of
. But at least the soda chanh
here was done perfectly, just as it was over there. And I liked the grilled fish in my bún
above, as it was a bit reminiscent of Thien Long
back home. Maybe I'll try the bánh mì
next time, but I won't be in any huge rush.