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Saturday, January 20, 2024


We spotted this Vietnamese Kitchen during our first visit to One Holland Village and set my eyes on it hoping it would find back the taste similar to the defunct Pho Hoa that used to be located in Holland Village as that reason used to give me every reason to be back in Holland Village.


We joined the queue and waited for about half an hour before we were seated.

The Art of Pho

The Lemongrass prawn dish offers a delightful combination of savoury aromatic of typical Vietnamese Cuisine. The marinated prawns in its combination of ingredients were springy and pierced through with a lemongrass stalk. The dish was served with pickled and chilli in fish sauce.

Lemongrass Prawn 香茅虾 - $14.90

The popular and refreshing appetizer or snack, wrapped up by translucent rice wrappers filled with fresh herbs, vermicelli noodles, shrimp and other ingredients makes up the basic of Vietnamese fresh shrimp rolls. Do you like to other this light and appetizing snack too?

Fresh Shrimp Roll with Shrimp (2pcs) 鲜越南虾卷 (两条)- $7.90

Iced Homemade Lemongrass Tea 冰自制香茅茶 & Iced Coco Nut Latte - $4 & $6.90

Here's a delightful Vietnamese dish that combines the sweetness of coconut milk with the savoury taste of prawns. These mini pancakes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them a perfect snack or appetizer. 

Savoury Prawn & Coconut Mini Pancake 迷你虾煎饼 - $14.90

Enjoy the flavourful prawn in the mini pancakes with some spring onions and coconut milk over them.

Do you love them too?

Dip them into the sauce

Here's the bowl of Traditional Pho in Soup. The soup was light and we felt that it still had room for improvement in its broth. 

Sliced Beef, Beef Tendon, Beef Meatball, Honeycomb Beef Tripe
牛肉片,牛筋,牛肉丸,蜂窝牛肚 - $16.90


While Pho is always my "to go" dish in Vietnamese Cuisine, VietSmith had their Pho up another level by giving the option of serving Wagyu Beef. I ordered the Wagyu Beef slices with Beef Meatball.

Wagyu Beef, Beef Meatball  和牛,牛肉丸 - $21.90

Despite the "upgrade" in their beef, we felt that the bowl of Pho was pretty ordinary. Perhaps what we had from the hawkers was better.

Wagyu Beef

I'm still missing a good bowl of Pho. Overall, the food was rather a standard fare. It's time to explore somewhere else.

Rating: 3 / 5

One Holland Village, 7 Holland Village Way, #03-25/26 Singapore 275748

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