Vietnamese eatery run by deaf couple in Somerset struggles to stay open in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)

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Karen Lui | May 22, 2021, 07:34 PM

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Many F&B establishments are struggling due to the no dine-in restriction imposed from May 16 to June 13.

Vietnamese eatery Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho located in Orchard Gateway is no exception.

Operated by a couple who are deaf, the eatery specialises in Vietnamese food such as pho, spring rolls, and bahn mi.

Not on delivery platforms

One Simon Ng shared a plea on Facebook for others to come down and support the eatery by ordering takeaway.

Due to the no dining in restriction and their absence on delivery platforms, they are struggling to stay open, Ng said.

Ng encouraged drivers who are willing to offer delivery services to contact the couple.

He also beseeched others to organise group buys and those who are passing by the Orchard area to support them.

Pho

Their Vietnamese noodle soup, also known as pho, come in four main types -- beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian.

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Prices for the pho range from S$7 to S$10.

Sliced Beef Ribeye Pho (S$8). Photo by Simon Ng.

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Bahn mi

If you're looking for a snack, check out the bahn mi, a Vietnamese baguette sandwich.

Stir-fried beef bahn mi (S$7). Photo by Simon Ng.

Stir-fried beef bahn mi (S$7). Photo by Simon Ng.

For S$6, you can choose your preferred filling of ham, char siu pork, or lemongrass turmeric chicken filling.

The stir-fried beef bahn mi costs S$7.

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Spring rolls

Another alternative snack to check out is the Fresh Spring Rolls (S$6 for two rolls) that comes in two varieties - Pork with Prawn and Chicken with Prawn.

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Fresh Spring Rolls, Prawn and Pork (S$6). Photo by Simon Ng.

Fresh Spring Rolls, Prawn and Pork (S$6). Photo by Simon Ng.

Takeaway ordering via WhatsApp

Here's the full menu.

Image by Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho.

Takeaway orders can be made via WhatsApp at 86854838.

For more information about the origins of the eatery, check out the interview below that was shot in 2017 at the previous outlet at Midpoint Orchard, which closed in November 2019.

You may pick up some simple sign language while waiting to collect your takeaway order.

Photo by Simon Ng.

Signs A Taste of Vietnam Pho

Photo by Simon Ng.

Address: Orchard Gateway, #B2-15, Singapore 238858.

Opening hours:

11am to 8:30pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and public holidays

11am to 3pm, Sundays

Top images by @wils0n0ng on Instagram and Simon Ng.