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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Lunch at Nam Nam Noodles Bar @ Wheelock Place

501 Orchard Road #B2-02 Wheelock Place, Singapore 
Tel: 6736 1488

Here's another place that spiked my interest but I never could bring myself to join the long queue to try - Nam Nam Noodle Bar. The fad has died down, and there are more outlets now, so I happily decided to lunch there during a shopping trip with The Beau.

Decor of Nam Nam Noodle Bar is simple but rich in Viet culture. Menu comprises of different types of Pho (Vietnamese noodles), baguette-wich and an assortment of sides such as Vietnamese vermicelli rolls. A rather straightforward menu, no-fuss or fanciful description required.

We started with a Coconut Orange Drink - sweet and refreshing, a lovely tropical delight.  

The Beau had a Sauteed Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi (SGD$6.90) aka toasted baguette stuffed with chicken pate, hot chilli peppers, mayonnaise, pickled carrot, daikon, fresh cilantro and cucumber. The baguette was utterly crispy and flakey to our surprise, it was almost like eating a freshly-baked croissant. The moistened, succulent pork was bursting with flavours from the exotic lemongrass, pickled carrot and chilli - it made for an utterly tasty meal.

I went for the Pho Chicken (SGD$9.00) - bowl of Vietnamese rice flour noodles  in broth boiled intensely for 24 hours and garnished with freshly-chopped herbs.  Broth was scrumptious and flavourful, and rice noodles were smooth; chicken strips were tender and meal was enjoyabl. We couldnt get enough of the piping hot broth for sure.

Overall we were pleased with dining experience at Nam Nam's, and I would look forward to being back for another bite of the crispy baguette as well as maybe try the beef pho.

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