Friday, November 8, 2019

Kim Phung : Banh Mi at food centre

This Vietnamese sandwich stall opened on 3 June 2019, sharing the stall space with a Fried Kway Teow. The stall is manned by Nguyen Thi Kim Phung, 32 and the stall is named after her. She moved to Singapore in 2006 from Ho Chi Minh City and she used to sell Banh Mi there for a while. She is a permanent resident now.

Banh Mi is bread in Vietnamese, it is usually referring to the baguette with different ingredients that is like a sandwich. The menu consists of Banh Mi ($4.50) and Curry Chicken ($4.50), rice is available for $0.50. I ordered just the baguette and specially requested to have it cut into half with chilli at one of the halves. The handmade baguette was toasted before placing the filling in it, it still has a slight warm when it was handed to me. 

My dining companion took a bite then said, "The one that I had in Hong Kong is nicer." The texture of the bread was nicely crisp and light, not as chewy as some of those. Pork liver pate is used as a spread, it is handmade by steaming it with milk and spices for hours. The main ingredients for the filling consisting of pickled radish, pickled carrot, cucumber, and coriander as well as pork sausage and pork belly enhanced by the spiciness of the chilli. 

Though not quite as elaborate as some of the others but this is a refreshing choice nonetheless. I actually prefer the one by Que, a Vietnamese hawker stall in a coffee shop at Toa Payoh Lorong 1.

Block 14 Haig Road #01-53 Haig Road Food Centre SINGAPORE
Operating Hours: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm (Daily)


  1. Did you try the curry chicken laksa from the stall behind this? The curry is like fish head curry kind