Located on the twelfth floor of Orchard Central’s roof garden, NUOC is where to go to get your fill of authentic Vietnamese chow. The serene setting and relaxed ambiance will also put you at ease; it feels like a totally different world up here, away from the hustle and bustle of Orchard down below. Don’t miss signature dishes like fresh-made spring rolls and clams stewed in lemongrass-scented coconut juice. Plus, the view’s wonderful to boot
Located on the twelfth floor of Orchard Central’s roof garden, what struck us first upon entering was the view. The serene setting and relaxed ambience certainly made us feel at ease, perfect for a Sunday lunch. We christened the meal with fresh Vietnamese spring rolls: It was a great appetizer although at $18, the price was way too steep for just four rolls. For mains, we had fried rice with shredded chicken, mushroom and bamboo shoots in a clay pot and the stir fried glass noodles with mixed vegetables and bean curd. The rice came in a huge portion and was absolutely fantastic, fragrant and lightly flavored—it was an instant hit. The stir fried noodles didn’t disappoint either, although the bean curd slices were too dry for our liking. Last but not least, the yam and sticky rice with coconut milk was not too sweet and made for a refreshing way to end our meal.
Have you tried the Stewed Clams? It's one of I-S Magazine's 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2010).
|Address:||NUOC, #12-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd., Singapore, 238896 Singapore|
|Open since:||December, 2009|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6-10pm; Sat-Sun noon-10pm|
|Alfresco, Parking available: at Orchard Central|
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