Located near Centro Arndale, Khang's Noodles is a great place to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine, some of which we have not seen served at similar places. Many of their dishes can be ordered in differing portion sizes. For us, the smallest size was sufficient to fulfil our appetites.
Perhaps the most well-known Vietnamese dish, various types of Pho are offered here. The Rare Beef version we chose had tender slices of beef with spice flavoured broth. Accompanying it were bean sprouts, Asian herbs and lemon wedges that can be added to the dish to add an extra element of flavour.
A dish we have not seen at other Vietnamese restaurants, their Bot Chen consists of slices of rice cake fried with eggs and some Asian herbs. This dish reminds us of the Singapore Carrot Cake (Fried Radish Cake) that we like. The rice cakes had the right amount of charred flavour with the crisp exterior contrasting well with the soft interior. The dipping sauce served with the dish could be used to add a salty taste to the rice cakes.
Bot Chen (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the various rice dishes offered here, the Combination Broken Rice had a pork chop which was cooked just right with a bit of a char-grilled flavour. The other things included with the dish were roast pork, shredded pork, a fried egg, tomato, cucumber and pickled cauliflower. The sharp taste of the pickled cauliflower helped to balance out the other ingredients. If you desire a more tangy taste, you can dip the ingredients in the dipping sauce provided.
Combination Broken Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For something a bit spicier, their Spicy Beef and Pork Soup is a good choice. The soup used for the dish was not too spicy and the beef and pork were cooked to perfection. The same accompaniments that came with the Rare Beef Soup were also served with this dish.
Spicy Beef and Pork Soup (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While their Soft Shell Crab Papaya Salad had a generous amount of shredded green papaya, we thought the dressing could use a bit more spice to make eating the dish more enjoyable. The soft shell crab served with the dish was cooked just right however. A variation of the dish in which caramelised beef replaces the crab is also available.
Soft Shell Crab Papaya Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The ambience of the place is similar to that of a café with the tables spaced a decent distance apart from each other. Off-street parking is conveniently located in the carpark in front of the restaurant.