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phan viet deli, singapore

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phanviet

Like the box? I think it’s pretty snazzy.

There are no less than 3 Phan Viet Deli’s between the office and Baguette. The last time Sarah and I went to Baguette Kevin and Joao came with. The story ends with Joao and Kevin being so immersed in conversation that they never make it to Baguette, lose us completely, and eat at Phan Viet instead. They gave it 2 thumbs up last time so I figured I’d give it a try myself.

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The verdict? Not as good as Baguette but a decent alternative. The bread is soft but not freshly baked or toasted. The veggies are crisp but could have used more cilantro and pickled carrots – a poor supply of those means that the sandwich is teetering dangerously into not-Vietnamese territory. This isn’t a direct comparison since this is beef and the one I have at Baguette is chicken but the filling here is not well flavored. Again, not bad just not great. 

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You know what is great though? Their spring rolls. Fresh veggies and bright shrimp, soft slightly sticky wrapper, and, the best part, not hopped up on mint to within an inch of it’s life. Even the fish sauce is better here. The spill is courtesy of Kitty who tipped the box over to get a peek. 

I’m gonna give the other fillings a try too but I would definitely go again. 

Phan Viet Deli: 112 Robinson Road #01-03 HB Robinson, Singapore

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Written by joann

February 10, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Posted in vietnamese

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  1. uhm, you’re installing Analytics? Might as well come out of lurking. I like your blog, you do a good job. 🙂

    jodi

    February 11, 2009 at 2:23 am

    • hey jodi – thanks a ton! you’re safe from the analytics. it turns out i can’t install it on the blog since wordpress is already using it! hmph.

      joann

      February 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm


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