Red Sparrow in Dempsey is decorated with brightly coloured lanterns, a trishaw in the corner of the restaurant and a mural of Vietnamese city street life on the back wall. The menu shows off a range of Vietnamese dishes from the staples of fresh rice paper rolls with prawns ($12) to green papaya salad with grilled tiger prawns ($16) and a variety of Banh Xeo dishes ($14-16) – the traditional rice flour crepe with various fillings all crackly edged and begging to be dipped into the accompanying chilli dressing. A section of the menu is dedicated to BBQ dishes from Marinated Berkshire Pork Shoulder ($23) to Salt Pepper Beef Rib ($25) served with homemade sauces, pickles and lettuce to wrap. We will have to go back to try out the Che Chuoi ($11) homemade Vietnamese coffee doughnuts with coffee glaze ($12) to go with our hot of Vietnamese drip coffee.
Red Sparrow, 11 Dempsey Road #01-18, Singapore, 249673
Tel: (+65) 6776 6118