Viet Noodle Bar has taken over the prominent Chinatown corner space once occupied by Vietnamese restaurant Hung Quan and is already packing in guests.
Created by the younger brother of District One's Khai Vu, with knowledgeable advice from the chef, the casual spot is heating up hotpots, steaming buns and welcoming diners from morning to late night.
Sate your ox-tail pho craving, or dive into spring rolls, fried calamari and "Banh Bao Bo Xao," steamed buns with rib-eye, priced at $7.95. Their "Pho Bo" can be made with a choice of "brisket, flank, fatty flank, tripe, tendon or rare steak." Beef, fish, shrimp and chicken porridges are available, alongside vermicelli dishes and house specialties like "shrimp BBQ or vinegar hotpot," "lotus root salad with shrimp and pork" and Vietnamese crepes.
Viet Noodle Bar is open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.