18 Jun 2015
I chanced upon Nam Nam Noodle Bar once when I was dining out with a friend, and I must say that I've been hooked ever since! They have a lunch set which costs $9.90 for a drink (viet coffee/bottled water/lotus tea), a bowl of pho (chicken or beef soup) and a side/appetizer. The side started out with their freshly wrapped spring rolls, then changed to their salad. The current side is glutinous rice on a pandan leaf, which I'm not that fond of (I prefer their previous sides!) Still, it's extremely worth it for that price! The lunch set is only available from 10.00am-3.00pm, and it can be quite crowded once the lunch crowd sets in!
For the drink, I would really reccomend the Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk (iced). It has a really special taste which is not too thick and you can adjust the degree of bitterness by choosing how much condensed milk you'd like to add. The lotus tea, however, is a definite no. It's rather bland with a taste that reminds you of your regular dishwashing liquid-Mama Lemon.
My favourite pho would be the Pho Beef Combination ($10.00 a la carte), but the Pho Beef Steak Slices ($9.00 a la carte) that comes with the set is rather good as well!
The sides vary from time to time but if you're getting anything a la carte I'd reccomend the Fresh southern rolls ($5.20 a la carte), though they may be a little hard from time to time especially if you leave it there for a while. My favourite thing to add would then be the sweet and sour chilli which you can add into your pho and on the spring rolls-anywhere you'd like! It adds a tinge of sweet & sourness to your pho and is simply amazing-not spicy at all!