Mr J, Mr Harvest-The-Crops, Ms PR and I went out for lunch. Ms PR had just recovered from a terrible bout of food poisoning and she wanted something light and soupy to slowly ease her still sore tummy back to normal food. We passed by this quaint, hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant opposite Amoy Street Food Centre and it was just perfect. Vietnamese food is very delicate and light. Exactly what Ms PR needed.
Pho 99 is run by Vietnamese so you know the food's bound to be authentic. It's a very tiny restaurant but the turnover's quite fast so you don't really have to wait very long for a table in the cramped little restaurant space.
A Set Meal ($11.90 nett) consists of a noodle dish, 2 pieces of their fried spring rolls (cha gio) and a drink. Mr J and I got the Chicken Pho, clear, subtle and slurpilicious with a generous topping of shredded poached chicken. I love how the slurpy smooth flat noodles went down like silk.
The Cha Gio (Vietnamese fried spring rolls) was good, freshly deep-fried and crisp, but it wasn't as good as Phan Viet Deli's version. The fillings were somehow a bit mushy and less flavourful.
Ms PR got the Beef Balls Noodle, in a more robust but still muted broth. The beef balls were chunky, flavourful but generic. Like those you find frozen at the supermarket.
Mr Harvest-The-Crops got the Beef Pho, with sliced beef and beef balls. The thinly-sliced but generously-portioned beef was very tender and hearty.
Pho 99 Vietnamese Delights
57/58 Amoy Street
Tel: 9768 8735 / 6410 9600
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 9pm
Sundays & Public Holidays from 10am to 8pm