This is only available on Wednesday at the Vietnamese Stall in the NUS Business Canteen.
I wanted to try this for some time, but never got to this canteen on a Wednesday. Last Wednesday, colleagues and I made a trip there and got to try it. The reason I wanted to try it is because the Vietnamese students seems to be always ordering it. Why? Why? Curious to find out why they like it so much?
It looks simple isn’t it? It also looks kinda dry. But….
When you lift up the ‘frills’ on top, you see this deliciously grilled pork chop.
Looks normal, but somehow, the whatever marinate they use and makes these few pieces of grilled meat taste so delicious.
When you order they pour a scoop of ‘liquid’ over the dry noodles. This ‘liquid’ or sauce taste very addictive. Its a mix of fish sauce, lime juice and other ingredients that I can’t really decipher at the moment. (Good excuse to eat it again).
The crisp lettuce, strings of carrots and cucumber slices make it very healthy and light. The cold noodles makes it quite appetizing as well. This is it all mixed up. After mixing, it does not taste dry at all.
Yup, the price is only $2.50. I should make a trip there again.
Colleagues and I are beating the inflation by eating cheaper food these few days. NUS Canteens seems like a good place to hunt for food this week. All the students have finished their exams and is staying away. 🙂