Daily: 13:00 - 02:00
Long Phung is located at Joo Chiat Road and serves Vietnamese Food. The restaurant's specialty is the Pho - a piping hot bowl of rice noodles with beef slices, garnised herbs and drowned in a rich clear broth.
There's a good reason why, for lunch or dinner, there's always a line at this place. The food is very good, and close to what one would find in cheap eateries in southern Việt Nam. Even the service and atmosphere are like that in places outside Saigon - efficient but charmless, communistic even.
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Brusque service aside, Long Phung serves up the best pho in Singapore, and short of flying to Hanoi every other week to get my pho-fix, the little spot will have to do as a viable alternative.
Service at the cash-only establishment was typically Vietnamese; you accommodate them rather than the other way round. Despite my repeated instructions to hold off all parsley/coriander leaves/spring onions/cilantro on everything, only 1 dish was parsley/coriander leaf/spring onion/cilantro-free; my chicken pho arrived laced with spring onions. When informed to the waitress, she tersely informed that there was no instruction to hold off the said herbs in "all of the dishes", and because she, like many Vietnamese women, was scary and fierce, I picked out every last speck of spring onion on my own instead of sending it back for a redo.
Oh well, as I see it, Long Phung provides a most authentic experience of Vietnam. And it's not like they charge for service anyway, so there's that.
1) Cha Gio ($7) with 3 parts minced vegetables, 1 part minced pork, exactly the way it's done in Vietnam: Juicy and flavourful, this had a beautifully crisp rice paper skin.
2) Ga Vien Chien ($10): succulent morsels of Vietnamese-styled popcorn chicken
3) Bun Bo Hue ($7.50): a Hue-specialty of beef brisket hunks, pork leg sausage slices, in a heady deceptively fiery broth that balances the spicy with the salty and sweet, enlivened by a hint of lemongrass
4) Pho Ga ($7): pure wholesome goodness, with generous lashings of shredded chicken, and a deliciously delicate chicken stock. So good even if marred by spring onions.
5) Bun Thit Nuong ($7.50): dry-styled noodles topped with the most lusciously grilled pork ever, redolent of lemongrass, and served with a fish sauce-based dip.
6) Com Trang Bo Kho ($7): sumptuous French-influenced beef stew, with fork-tender brisket swimming in a mildly spicy gravy
heard alot about this Vietnamese Resturant. So we decided to try them out today!
as expected, there was Q. But not too long. We got our table in less than 5min.
The service crews wasnt that friendly. So dont expect much from them.
We order Beef Pho, fried mee fen, fried spring rolls and 2 glasses of coffee
Beef pho: the beef is hard and it taste wierd. Soup was very salty too.
Fried mee fen: this is worse! Taste was all right but the verceilli was sticked together!!!! Thats made it very difficult to eat!!
Fried spring roll: not too bad. The skin of the spring rolls was crispy but the taste of the filling was kind of tasteless.
Ice coffee: was the only thing im satisfied. the taste of the coffee was good. Not too sweet.
Verdict: dont think i will visit them any sooner. Guess the previous one that i went In Golden mile satisfied me the most.