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4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-K19
Tampines Mall
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6789-3887
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Restaurants » Chinese (Traditional)

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  1. Lucardia
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     09 Jul 2009 at 8:34 pm

    It was quite some time ago that i had a go trying out Vientai and the results were less then spectacular.

    The food was lacklustre due to a lack of identity.

    I had the Vietnam hor fun which came with some fried crisps and beef balls in a dark transparent soup base. It wasn't totally bad since the soup itself was rather thick with taste reminiscent of prawn soup. But its the feeling after the noodles were finished that you feel rather disappointed. After all, paying $10 for a bowl of prawn soup hor fun isn't exactly a value for money event.

    The other item we had was something akin to phad thai. Slightly spicy and rank with peanut taste. The prawns were pretty good as is the rice noodles itself. But its still the aftertaste of receiving the bill that really ticks it off.

    In the end, if this was a normal coffee shop set up and price. I would have recommended it to no end. But as it stands now, i'd have to say no thanks.

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    1. nadbe11e
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       10 Mar 2008 at 6:01 pm

      Sakae Sushi/ Billy Bombers or Vientai Kitchen.

      I have this problem of alwez going to places im used to..in short no sense of adventure. So now im making it a point to try out new places to makan. Out of those 3 choices, Vientai Kitchen is the one place i have yet to try. The menu looks inticing especially the calamari so yesterday 8th march, me n the bf(although pressed for time-it was 745 n he had to be home at hougang b4 930) decided to give it a shot. I noticed that Capitaland Card members get discount so thought can use the Vouchers.

      I immediately skipped to the appetizer items and quickly decided to try out the Fish Cakes - $5.70, Viet Prawns - $5.70 and Viet Calamari - $5.70(yup thats a lotta Viets)..

      For main, Bf choze the Pho Bo(beef soup noodles) - $7.70 and i Choze he Viet Style Fried Kway Teow(chicken) - $8.70.

      Drinks were at a ridiculous price of $3.50 but at least we got the whole can.

      Food came quite fast.like 10-15 mins. The kway teow looked really good. Had the chilli powder and ground peanuts at the side. Tried the noodles sans the two but it tasted unspicy. After mixing up the noodles did it taste better. But it tastes like wall kway teow. Can get the same at Sakura only diff kind of noodles. But the ground peanuts made it taste different. Bfs noodle tasted ok. Can taste the herbs(prob lemongrass i tink).

      Think the fish cakes were good too. The herbs were really kicking in after I tasted it. Calamari was nice too. Didnt really like the tangy sauce but I loved that it wasnt too oily, or rubbery. Very nice. The viet Prawns were my favourite. Wrapped in popiah skin n fried. I gobbled up 3 pieces(including the tail). Think the food was abit too spicy for the bf tho.

      Value wise, I think the appetizers were a bit steeply priced, 5 pieces of fish cakes n 5 pieces of Prawns for 5.70 each is like 1.20 per piece. Calamari was worth it though.

      Total Damage done - $40.50. With sc(besides juzt serving the food-what service charge?) and gst $47.67.

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      1. Helmet
        Helmet said:
        The food really taste in between Vietnam and Thai, neither here nor there. I will prefer to go for real Thai prawn cake and vietnam calamari and beef soup for the perfect taste.
        11 Mar 2008 at 12:10 am
      2. Jeslyn Tee
        Jeslyn Tee said:
        but 4 stars is a rather high rating judging from your review...
        10 Jul 2009 at 12:43 am
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