People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents intra-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with Vietnamese eats: for $10, you get $20 of Vietnamese fare at Bambu on East Battlefield Road.
Bambu serves up a menu of traditional Vietnamese cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. The stocks for all of the soups are made in-house, simmering for hours to ensure a marvelously deep, fantabulously layered flavor. Start off with an appetizer such as goi cuon, a duo of spring rolls with combination of pork and shrimp or vegetarian tofu filling ($4). For first-time Vietnamese dining, try out the house specialty—traditional vietnamese pho, a beef noodle soup served with fresh herbs, lime, bean sprouts, and potent chilis on the side ($7.99). Noodle lovers can feast upon hu tieu mi dac beit, a deluxe seafood soup featuring shrimp, squid, and crab ($8.99), as well as mi hoanh thanh—soup with barbecue pork, wontons, and egg noodles ($7.99). Diners avoiding famously loud and annoying gluten molecules can find respite in the gluten-free menu.
Bambu embraces traditional recipes and dining practices to create an authentic Vietnamese dining experience. Their pho soup packs noodles into a beef or chicken stock made on site and simmered for 12 hours to fully coax out flavors and create a dish named Best Hangover Remedy by the editors of 417 Magazine. The menu showcases rich house specialties, including Bun Bo Hue, a soup from the old imperial capital of Central Vietnam with a spicy broth made from long-simmered beef bones. Most items come with a plate of fiery chilis, fresh herbs, and lime to season dishes instead of boring salt- and peppershakers or somber personal chefs. The courteous wait staff caters to every diner's needs, providing gluten-free menus to those with dietary restrictions and bibs to protect from soup splatters.
1338 E Battlefield St.
Springfield, Missouri 65804Get Directions