Food Review: Pho 4A
The name of this restaurant is definitely very unique. PHO 4A – it sounded like a tag to a robotic creature out there. That’s my first reaction to the name. However, PHO 4A is actually a new Halal Vietnamese restaurant which recently opened its doors about the Bugis area – to be more precise, the Arab street area which has always been famous for its eateries, usually Mediterranean kinds. The addition of this Vietnamese restaurant was a nice one for those who are looking for cuisine other than Middle Eastern dishes.
My colleague & I had an opportunity to have lunch here last week. We were greeted by a cozy ambience and friendly staff when we arrived. Being lunch time, the place was not too crowded and that was something we truly enjoyed.
We noticed from the menu that the food was mostly “meaty” – beef noodles, beef balls and we finally decided to take on the “Pho Ga” or in laymen terms – Chicken Noodle. To top up our noodles, we also ordered “Cha Qio” – or simply spring rolls with minced chicken and vegetables.
Our food did not take too long to arrive – barely within 10 minutes and our table is filled with food! As someone who does not eat bean sprouts and what nots, the arrival of this separate platter was most welcomed!
They separated the vegetables from the chicken noodle and I love the set up of this dish! Isn’t it cute?
The chicken noodle was tasty no doubt – and any meat lover will definitely enjoy it very much! Despite it being chicken based, there was also a “meaty” taste to the soup – like some sort of sup tulang flavor to it. I also got to know that the food served here are all sugar-free! The soup and spices are not too spicy so those of you who are afraid of spicy food, no fret – this is the food for you, hehe!
The spring rolls are truly delicious and you must dip it into the sauce provided to enhance the taste further. Personally, I prefer the spring rolls more than the noodles. But that being said, it’s because I am not really a “meat” fan which was why I went for the chicken noodle.
But overall, the food was good, the ambience was comfortable and peaceful and staff was friendly. Perfect place for gatherings and lunches/dinners – but do book first as the place is not very big so might be full if you are coming in a large group!
Overall review: 3.5/5
Type of Food: Vietnamese cuisine
Plus Point: Comfortable seating, friendly counters staff.
Minus Point: The drinks are pretty expensive.
Address: 7, Jalan Pisang (Singapore 199074)
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 21:00
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Suryanie Ismail is a freelance writer who graduated from Bachelor of Arts in Mass communication. As an avid traveler and gourmet food aficionado, she writes articles on food reviews, children and any other topics of interest!