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Discover the Delights of Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen: Best Review (2023)

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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen is a Vietnamese culinary concept located at Changi Point in Singapore. It is part of the Arteastiq Group and aims to take diners through Vietnam‘s rich gastronomic history.  We love other restaurants from the Group such as Arteastiq Restaurant at Jewel. But, Paper Rice restaurant offers an experiential journey of exploring Vietnam’s history, culture, and soul through its menu.

I was here today with colleagues and customers. Yep, I didn’t book it, I just consumed it. Thanks for the company Dan, Xavier, and Brian. Quality pig out!!!

Vietnamese food is up there with my favourites of all time in South East Asia. I have written many Vietnamese restaurant reviews (as you will see later), and  Vietnamese recipes of my own including the infamous Pho Bo, and Penang Nua

I featured the recipes in that cookbook I did for charity years ago, and love sitting in-country, dining on local dishes, sipping a cold Hanoi Beer, and watching the hustle of Vietnam pass me by.

The restaurant provides authentic Northern-style Vietnamese cuisine, allowing visitors to indulge in the flavors and tastes of Vietnam. I was dining here this day and turned to the first page of the menu. I needed to look no further, my mind was made up on page two. What do you think?

Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen wagyu waterfall

How could you not want to order this bad boy from the Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen Menu? I literally saw it and immediately fell in love. Check that Wagyu Beef marbling, draped over a Pho Bo. Yes, I am in Vietnamese cuisine HEAVEN.

Wagyu Waterfall Beef Pho

@ $34.90

It was brilliant, despite being given the worst soup spoons on the planet. Food theatre galore. They bring this up and then at the table-side flame the Wagyu until medium-rare, then toss it into the Pho. I love a bit of food theatre. Winner in my books and I’d probably order this every time I visit.

So, prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other as this place introduces you to the authentic flavours and vibrant dishes of Vietnamese cuisine. With a commitment from the artistry of their award-winning Executive Chef, Chef Yip, they are proud to be considered one of the top Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore.

An Experiential Delight of Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

At Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen, they do indeed seem to take immense pride in showcasing the rich and diverse gastronomic history of Vietnam. I was there, and I saw it: they really do combine refreshing and robust flavours to create a memorable dining experience. From fresh aromatic herbs and spices to the delicate balance of sweet, sour, and savoury, every dish is crafted with meticulous attention to detail.

paper rice Vietnamese kitchen interior

Immerse Yourself in the Ambience

As you step into the restaurant (despite it being in a shopping centre), you’ll be greeted by a modern and inviting atmosphere that sets the stage for a really good meal. The warm and contemporary design creates a comfortable and relaxed setting, perfect for both casual lunches and intimate dinners. Whether you’re dining with friends, family, or colleagues/customers (as I was today), Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen provides the ideal backdrop for any occasion.

Unveiling the Menu

Their menu is a MASSIVE treasure trove of Vietnamese culinary delights, carefully curated to offer a wide range of options that cater to different palates. Each dish is bursting with authentic flavours and made with the freshest ingredients. I’ll say it just one more time, it is a HUGE MENU!!!

Pho

The quintessential Vietnamese dish, Pho is a bowl of aromatic broth, rice noodles, and tender slices of beef or chicken. Topped with an array of herbs and spices, it’s a true delight for the senses. Of course, you can now make this a Waterfall version and up the ante. Cracking dish, well done Chef.

Banh Mi

Indulge in the iconic Vietnamese sandwich, Banh Mi, featuring a crusty baguette filled with a medley of marinated meats, pickled vegetables, and homemade sauces. It’s a harmonious blend of textures and flavours. Man, I love a Banh Mi, I might even share my recipe below…

Goi Cuon

Dive into the world of Vietnamese spring rolls, Goi Cuon, where translucent rice paper wraps embrace a filling of fresh herbs, vermicelli, and your choice of succulent prawns, tender chicken, or fragrant tofu. This night we had three varieties, prawn, chicken and pork: all equally as good as each other with sublime dipping sauces to up the experience. 

Bun Cha

Delight in the smoky flavours of Bun Cha, a dish that combines grilled pork, rice noodles, and an assortment of fresh vegetables. The harmony of sweet, savoury, and tangy notes is sure to captivate your taste buds.

Cha Gio

Satisfy your craving for crispy delights with Cha Gio, Vietnamese-style spring rolls deep-fried to perfection. Each bite reveals a tantalizing mix of minced pork, vegetables, and aromatic spices. A cousin of the above Bun Cha, you choose: soft/crispy or my recommendation is just to get both.

Mekong Special BBQ Meat Platter

@ $24.90

Easily enough for four here, but my namesake Brian that was dining with me and Dan, devoured this solo. Great effort mate. NINE assorted BBQ meat skewers. Personally, I think that is an absolute bargain for the price.

paper rice Vietnamese kitchen Mekong platter

Our Conclusions of Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen, Changi Point

When it comes to authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Singapore, Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen stands out as a true culinary destination, and I have been to a few across Red Dot. You just need to turn off the fact that you’re surrounded by outlet stores and even a Jollibee. Get into it.

With a dedication to excellence, a menu literally brimming with flavourful dishes, and a warm and inviting ambiance, I think they have done a sterling job to have you embark on a culinary adventure through Vietnam. Great job!!!

What does Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen at Changi Point have to say about itself?

Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen, a Vietnamese culinary concept by Arteastiq Group, takes you through the country's rich gastronomic history, an experiential delight of refreshing and robust flavours. Arteastiq's award-winning Executive Chef, Chef Yip, went through years of extensive research, collaborating with other revered executive chefs and home cooks from Vietnam, developing an extensive menu that paid homage and retained the integrity of Vietnamese food culture. Expect classic such as the hearty Pho, smoky street-style grill and Vietnamese drip coffee, and other unconventional and exotic Vietnamese delicacies.

Address: #B1 26/27 Changi Point 486038

Telephone: +65 6443 1261

Email: ps@paperrice.com

Q: What is the history of Vietnamese rice paper?

A: Vietnamese rice paper, also known as banh trang, has a long history and is a staple in Vietnamese cuisine. It is believed to have originated in Northern Vietnam and is made from a mixture of rice flour, water, and salt. The batter is spread thinly on a fabric-covered steamer and cooked to create translucent rice paper sheets.

Q: What are Vietnamese rice paper rolls called?

A: Vietnamese rice paper rolls are commonly known as spring rolls or summer rolls. These rolls are made by wrapping various fresh ingredients such as vegetables, herbs, cooked meats, or seafood in softened rice paper sheets. They are often served with dipping sauces and are a popular appetizer or snack in Vietnamese cuisine.

Q: How is Vietnamese rice paper made?

A: Vietnamese rice paper is made by mixing rice flour, water, and salt to create a thin batter. The batter is then poured onto a fabric-covered steamer and spread thinly to form rice paper sheets. The sheets are steamed until cooked and become translucent. They are then carefully removed from the steamer and left to dry, resulting in thin, flexible rice paper sheets. 

Q: How do you eat Vietnamese rice paper?

A: Vietnamese rice paper is commonly used to make spring rolls or summer rolls. To eat them, you can dip the rice paper sheet in warm water for a few seconds to soften it. Then place your desired fillings, such as vegetables, herbs, and cooked meats or seafood, onto the softened rice paper sheet. Roll it up tightly, tucking in the sides, to form a neat roll. You can serve it as is or dip it in a sauce for added flavour.

Just to caveat this is not as easy as it sounds. Imagine something stuck to every finger that you are trying to roll around a salad and a prawn. This is the time when you wish you had an extra finger or two.

Q: Is Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen a good restaurant?

A: Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen has received positive reviews and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on 59 votes on Facebook. It is known for offering an authentic Vietnamese culinary experience and takes diners through Vietnam’s rich gastronomic history. The restaurant’s menu serves as a roadmap to explore the country’s history, culture, and soul through its flavourful dishes.

It’s good folks and well worth a look. We have now been to both branches. Surely, that says something?

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