18 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower
I had seen Nam Nam and it's various branches around, and as lover of Vietnamese food, I was very excited to try it. I especially was psyched to try the Pho since they claimed not to use MSG, a flavor enhancer used to avoid making pho the right way.
I ordered a pho with steak, and it arrived to me with a mountain of black pepper. I managed to take some off before I took my exploratory spoonful of the broth to determine what I needed to add to flavor it up. The first spoonful was like consuming a whole bag of peppercorns, and I raced to think how to salvage the broth. I added all the usual condiments (Chili sauce, hoison, etc), but nothing could salvage the broth.
Against my better judgement, I asked for my soup to be replaced knowing that I would likely get another bowl of peppery soup. They reluctantly agreed shooting me a dirty look. My second bowl was much of the same, and I choked down the soup just because I was paying for it.
Bright side, their iced vietnamese coffee was passable. Never again.