[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under

Calling all pho lovers in the west, Chef Minh Vietnamese Pho is bringing the popular and quintessential Vietnamese pho to the heartlands and into our hearts.

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology

Located in Mei De Coffeeshop in the Bukit Batok neighbourhood, it’s the go-to option for most as seen from the super long queue when we visited on a weekend.

Don’t live nearby? If you trust queues as a barometer of tastiness (and our review!), we say this is well worth your journey to the west! Scroll down for bus services and MRT guide.

Chef Minh Vietnamese Pho

Simple and straightforward, there are only six dishes on the menu- five types of pho and one side of Vietnamese Spring roll. To ensure that the ingredients are fresh and healthy, Chef Minh wakes up as early as 5am every morning to prepare those ingredients. Not only that, he avoids MSG and uses flavourful spices instead.

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology
Chef Minh Vietnamese Pho

Beef Pho

Diners get to choose from a selection of freshly imported beef cuts and variations to go with their Pho, from a hearty and flavor-rich bowl of Pho Beef Shank ($6) to the classic Pho Beef Tender Slices ($5.50) that melts in your mouth, and Pho Handmade Beef Balls ($5.50).

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology
Pho Beef Combo ($6.50)

If you want to enjoy the best of all worlds, get Chef Minh’s favorite dish, the Pho Beef Combo ($6.50)! It features an assortment of beef shank, handmade beef ball, tender beef slices, beef tendon, and beef honeycomb tripe in that one bowl of hearty pho.

A delectable depth of flavours surprised us as we took our first sip of the beef broth. The rich fragrance and flavours of the beef broth are the result of slow boiling marrow-rich beef bones in a stockpot for eight hours, enhanced by seven different aromatics and spices.

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology
Pho Beef Combo ($6.50)

The generous piece of beef tendon is very succulent and collagen-rich; the beef meet ball is fresh and springy; the beef honeycomb tripe is scrumptious and savoury.

Chicken Pho

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology
Pho Shredded Chicken ($5.0)

If beef is not your thing, try the Pho Shredded Chicken ($5). It comes with a generous portion of shredded kampung chicken and pho. The chicken broth is unexpectedly rich in flavour yet very light on the palette. Just like the beef broth preparation, the chicken broth is slowly boiled for six hours with a mixture of chicken bones, pork bones and old chicken.

Sides

[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology
Summer Roll 2pcs ($4)

The Summer Roll 2pcs ($4) rightfully deserves all the attention as the one and only side dish option on the menu. Wrapped in thin and translucent Vietnamese rice paper, the roll features an appetising combination of fresh prawns, tender pork belly and thick vermicelli alongside fresh lettuce and cucumber strips.

The rolls are served with a classic dip made of sweet soy sauce, peanut sauce, and Vietnamese chilli sauce. The sauce is the soul of this dish as it maximises the flavours and juiciness of the roll. A must-try!

About Chef Minh

Chef Minh has over 10 years of experience delivering classic Vietnamese cuisine around the region, from Vietnam to Malaysia and Macau. This stall in Bukit Batok is Chef Minh’s first foray as a business owner and head chef. A proud Vietnamese, Chef Minh’s culinary philosophy is shaped by his childhood.

“My grandmother and my mother taught me to make an impact without relying on theatrics. This is exactly what Vietnamese cuisine is all about – being fundamentally unpretentious, using simple ingredients of the best quality to bring out the sophistication of each dish.”

Chef Minh
[Review] New Authentic Vietnamese Pho Stall Opens in Bukit Batok with Items At $6.50 & Under - Alvinology
Left: Chef Minh

Verdict

Whether you’re looking for a hangover cure or just a hearty bowl of noodle soup, Chef Minh doesn’t disappoint. 

Healthy? Check.

Value for money? Check.

Tasty? Check, check, check!

Chef Minh Vietnamese Pho

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm
Address: Blk 279, Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, Singapore 650279
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok
Bus Services: 192, 193, 30, 502, 974, 99
Payment Mode: Cash Only

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