Thursday, November 22, 2012

Long Phung

Joo Chiat has a reputation for so many things- its architecture, its rich history, the unbelievable amount of good food that lines its streets and also increasingly, for its reputation as a red-light district. Located admist the karaoke bars, Hotel 81s and Fragrance Hotels is this place called Long Phung. The eatery was filled at 1 p.m. and there were always queues forming outside. 

Goi Cuon (Prawn Roll) ($6) never really appealed to me. Not sure if it's because of the paper skin or that it tastes a little bland. But that said, the prawns were fresh.

The deep fried Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring Roll) ($6) was so much better- well, everything deep fried is better right? The ingredients also differ from the Prawn Roll. It consists of some ground meat and some shredded vegetables like carrots.

This was a massive plate of Goi Vit (Minced Duck Salad) ($10). It's as though beansprouts are free, and so is the duck! The duck was chewy and was was appetising when drizzled with the sweet and sour accompanying sauce.

The deep fried chicken was boneless (at least the one I ate). What did I say about deep fried food tasting good? It's pretty ordinary though!

The Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup) ($5.50) was delicious! Light and sweet soup with heaps of chicken! I'm not sure if it's just got to do with their cooking culture but it seems that pho is always laden with lots of ingredients. How is it that everytime towards the end of a meal all I'm left with is some meepok without any more ingredients, but for the pho, after i'm done with the noodles there are still so many chicken chunks swimming in the bowl? Mysteries of life.

An eatery selling very affordable and pretty good food. It was quite difficult to communicate with the waitresses/waiters there though. We tried to get a cup of water twice but gave up after we realised they couldn't really understand what we were asking for.

Long Phung 
159 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: 6344 2005 


Totally agree that cha gio is soooo much nicer than the goi cuon. the fresh spring rolls r too bland for my liking!

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