Authentic Vietnamese Food In The Rochor Area
We discovered Quan Co Ba at the Broadway food court at Sim Lim Square basement some years back when we had to come here on a few occasions to pick up stuffs that we had ordered online. And it has now become my go-to place for good, authentic Vietnamese food whenever I’m in the vicinity. Dining here always brings back fond memories of our Hanoi trip. 🙂
This food stall is managed by a group of Vietnamese ladies. Their menu consists of a good mix of noodle and rice dishes as well as spring rolls and salads.
Check out their menu. All reasonably priced. 😉
I would never fail to order their Vietnamese Spring Rolls ($5.50 for 3 rolls). These rolls were tightly packed with rice vermicelli, prawns, sliced pork and lettuce. There were also mint leaves in them and that really gave a refreshing note with each bite. The accompanying dipping sauce that somewhat tasted like hoisin sauce was simply bombs. So savoury and piquant. Really whetted the appetite. Must try! 😀
The Stewed Beef Noodles ($7.00) came with noodles that resembled thick bee hoon and were still springy despite being soaked in the hot broth for quite some time. That brown looking broth was really flavoursome but not overly salty or laden with MSG. There was a generous amount of ingredients like thick meaty beef and slightly chewy tendons. All in all, it was a very, very comforting bowl of noodles. Yum.
Their highly recommended Mixed Beef Kway Teow ($6.00) was pretty much a beef pho. There were different cuts of beef in it – some were tender, some were slightly chewy. The beef balls were quite springy in texture. Very homely dish but I wouldn’t say it was the best I had. Would still prefer NamNam’s broth that was stronger in flavour.
If you’re craving for something less rich yet still robust in flavour, it’s worth giving Quan Co Ba a try. Won’t even burn a hole in the pocket. 😀