Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho – Comforting & Affordable Vietnamese Fare!
If you’re loitering around Orchard and looking for a place to get an affordable and quick lunch, you might want to consider Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho.
Located in Midpoint Orchard, the shop is run by Anthony and Angela, a deaf couple. Anthony shared that the couple were encouraged by their friends to set up a shop, after they have tried Angela’s cooking. It’s a step in the right direction as Angela whips up tasty Vietnamese dishes, without the use of msg.
The no-frills eatery serves up affordable Vietnamese street food, such as pho and spring rolls.
The portion of the Sliced Beef Ribeye Pho ($6) was very generous. The pho noodles were slightly thicker than the ones that I’m used to, but I enjoyed it as it wasn’t mushy, and had a good bite. My colleague enjoyed the soup very much.
I’m a fan of Vietnamese Spring Rolls and I usually make them at home. It is quite hard to ensure that the wrapped roll is taut and plump. Too much ingredients will cause the skin to tear, and too little ingredients will make the roll look limp.
The version done by Angela scores full points in the looks department. These plump rolls ($5 for 2 rolls), which are made fresh upon order, are filled with prawns, egg, and either pork or chicken. The rolls are served with a peanut sauce. The nutty flavour and savouriness of the sauce worked in tandem with the minty fragrance.
They serve their Vietnamese Black Coffee ($3) in a Vietnamese stainless steel coffee filter, and you can watch as your coffee is ‘brewed on the spot’.
The couple shared that they do face difficulties running a food and beverage business because of their disability. For example, it’s hard for them to order from suppliers as suppliers usually entertain calls instead of messaging, which results in Anthony having to buy the supplies himself from supermarkets or the wet market.
It is heart-warming to know that Anthony and Angela have managed to overcome all the challenges, and started their business. The couple does whip up tasty Vietnamese dishes which are priced really affordably.
Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho
Address: #B1-07 Midpoint Orchard, 220 Orchard Road, Singapore 238852
Phone: 8685 4838
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.