Pho (pronounced "fuh") is the noodle soup from the streets of Vietnam that has everyone slurping. Up to last year, there were merely a handful of restaurants serving pho in Singapore. Today, there are over a dozen establishments, each serving their own style (Hanoi, Saigon, and a bit of their own) of this Vietnamese staple. We've round up the top pho bowls in Singapore for your slurping pleasure.
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CRITIC’S PICK | Long Phung | This Joo Chiat eatery has been a longstanding pho favourite. While the menu is an exhaustive list of Vietnamese eats, we tried (and highly recommend) the pho dac biet 'special' ($7.50): it is a medium-sized bowl of rice noodles, broth, both beef slices and beef balls and a generous amount of Thai basil leaves and beansprouts. On first taste, the broth appears sweet, but the spicy heat gradually kicks in and we couldn't stop slurping. This is a Saigon-style pho and we suspect that the broth has been boiled with chicken, beef, even squid. Each table gets an array of condiments: we like ours with the pounded, fresh chilli stirred in to create a fuller-bodied soup with spice that lingers. Service is fast and friendly at this coffee-shop eatery. It is the busiest Vietnamese on this stretch, and for good reason. Tip: go during lunch. The dinner queues have been known to last hours.