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Nam Nam Noodle Bar (Suntec City Mall)

AsianVietnamese
This casual Vietnamese outlet from the Les Amis Group is headed by Nam Quoc Nguyen, chef of Annam Viet Restaurant. The restaurant serves classic Vietnamese street food and dishes like pho and banh mi.

Daily: 08:00 - 21:30

+65 68845677
$13 based on 8 submissions
Lunch (3 votes)
runningman

Quick, Casual, Modern Hanoi Food

Full Nam Nam Noodle Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/12/nam-nam-noodle-bar.html


Founded in 2011 under the Les Amis Group, Nam Nam Noodle Bar is riding high on the trend of Vietnam cuisine in Singapore. Owner Chef Nam Quoc Nguyen has hit his stride with quick, casual, Vietnamese street food, serving up popular classic dishes at Nam Nam Noodle Bar that retain the spirit of the traditional, while infusing his own unique modern spin.

Ambience at Nam Nam Noodle Bar is designed to resemble the streets of Vietname, with woodern looking furniture, hard flooring, traditional lanterns, and even a street cinema. Despite the dark colour theme of brown against green, the place doesn't look cluttered, and the spacious interior is able to seat many diners, though ambient noise levels can get a bit high.

Service at Nam Nam Noodle Bar is partially self-service, partially table side service. Seating, ordering and payment is self-service, you'll have to pick a seat, decide on your order, indicate it on an order chit, then queue to make payment. Orders will be served to you, and I notice that Nam Nam Noodle Bar is rather efficient at fulfilling orders, typically taking about 5 minutes or so, even during peak periods. Besides this, you'll have very little chance to interact with staff.

Food at Nam Nam Noodle Bar draws its inspiration from the Hanoi region, and I'm glad they use fresh herbs and vegetables like classic Vietnamese cuisine. The menu isn't too extensive, basically consisting of either Vietnamese noodle soup (Pho), or Vietnamese sandwiches (Banh Mi), with a small selection of classic Vietnamese side dishes and desserts. Portions are sufficient for 1 person, and prices are affordable, budget about SGD $15 per person for a meal here.

I felt the Lime Soda (SGD $3.20) was rather diluted, and not worth the money, although I liked the addition of mint leaves, which made it refreshing. The Mekong Fresh Young Coconut (SGD $5.90) is suitably thirst quenching and fresh, but I find the coconut flesh too tough to properly scrape off, making eating it very difficult.

The Pho Beef Combination (SGD $9.90), or Pho Bo / Vietnamese Beef Noodle, is the star dish on the menu here. They serve Hanoi style Pho here, which features a lighter, clearer broth that is more savoury than sweet, along with a wide, flat rice noodle. However, it isn't pure Hanoi / North style Pho, as the garnishings of vegetables and sauces / condiments seem to be derived from Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon / South style Pho. Still, I must say it's pretty good, with the robust soup carrying a lot of flavour.

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Pho Beef Combination
12 Dec 2014 • 326 reviews • 54 followers

Quick, Casual, Modern Hanoi Food

Full Nam Nam Noodle Bar review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/12/nam-nam-noodle-bar.html


Founded in 2011 under the Les Amis Group, Nam Nam Noodle Bar is riding high on the trend of Vietnam cuisine in Singapore. Owner Chef Nam Quoc Nguyen has hit his stride with quick, casual, Vietnamese street food, serving up popular classic dishes at Nam Nam Noodle Bar that retain the spirit of the traditional, while infusing his own unique modern spin.

Ambience at Nam Nam Noodle Bar is designed to resemble the streets of Vietname, with woodern looking furniture, hard flooring, traditional lanterns, and even a street cinema. Despite the dark colour theme of brown against green, the place doesn't look cluttered, and the spacious interior is able to seat many diners, though ambient noise levels can get a bit high.

Service at Nam Nam Noodle Bar is partially self-service, partially table side service. Seating, ordering and payment is self-service, you'll have to pick a seat, decide on your order, indicate it on an order chit, then queue to make payment. Orders will be served to you, and I notice that Nam Nam Noodle Bar is rather efficient at fulfilling orders, typically taking about 5 minutes or so, even during peak periods. Besides this, you'll have very little chance to interact with staff.

Food at Nam Nam Noodle Bar draws its inspiration from the Hanoi region, and I'm glad they use fresh herbs and vegetables like classic Vietnamese cuisine. The menu isn't too extensive, basically consisting of either Vietnamese noodle soup (Pho), or Vietnamese sandwiches (Banh Mi), with a small selection of classic Vietnamese side dishes and desserts. Portions are sufficient for 1 person, and prices are affordable, budget about SGD $15 per person for a meal here.

I felt the Lime Soda (SGD $3.20) was rather diluted, and not worth the money, although I liked the addition of mint leaves, which made it refreshing. The Mekong Fresh Young Coconut (SGD $5.90) is suitably thirst quenching and fresh, but I find the coconut flesh too tough to properly scrape off, making eating it very difficult.

The Pho Beef Combination (SGD $9.90), or Pho Bo / Vietnamese Beef Noodle, is the star dish on the menu here. They serve Hanoi style Pho here, which features a lighter, clearer broth that is more savoury than sweet, along with a wide, flat rice noodle. However, it isn't pure Hanoi / North style Pho, as the garnishings of vegetables and sauces / condiments seem to be derived from Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon / South style Pho. Still, I must say it's pretty good, with the robust soup carrying a lot of flavour.

11 Dec 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great place for catch up!

Meet up my friend for lunch here as she recommended this place. First visit there and it's quite pleasant. A simple huge bowl of noodles and with a variety of sauces. Im quite surprised with the different sauces and tried to use every one of them. Tasty noodles with casual ambience. Good place for lunch with friends meet up!
09 Sep 2014 • 51 reviews • 0 follower

Affordable, fast, yummy Vietnamese food

For a quick, exotic, satisfying and affordable meal Nam Nam is pretty much a good choice to go to.   For less than $10, one can get a yummy bowl of noodles chocked full of ingredients. The dry sautéed lemongrass pork noodle is bursting with multitude of strong flavours due to the generous addition of lemongrass, fried onion bits, mild chilli, pickled vegetables, crackers, fresh, delicious, chewable pork, spring onion and parsley. Absolutely love this one. The chicken Pho is good also due to the smooth rice noodles soaked in the exotic tasting broth. The spring rolls do great as appetizer, crispy and surprisingly light. The characteristic strong flavours are also evident in them.   Ambience is well, clean, though a bit cramped. Service is so-so; the good part is that it is prompt. Great for those on the go.   For my usual indulgence in Vietnamese food, it is Saigon Bistro. But for a satisfying Vietnamese meal which hardly makes a dent in the wallet, it is definitely Nam Nam.

For photos, visit my blog at http://morsels-of-delice.blogspot.sg/2014/06/nam-nam-noodle-bar-affortable-fast.html
24 Aug 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

Nam Nam Noodle Bar

I ordered the basic dish to try, Pho with chicken. Wow, the broth was so aromatic, strong with spices and it wasn’t oily. It tasted good but I don’t know how authentic it is. Satisfied for my first time experience. Worthy to give a try. I also tried the Lotus tea. It was aromatic and nice to drink when it was hot. I did a quick research on lotus tea and it said that lotus tea can help people to feel calm and de-stress. http://liyenz.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/nam-nam-noodle-bar/
20 Aug 2014 • 245 reviews • 1 follower

decent vietnamese chain

hotos and more: http://andmorefood.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/namnam-noodle-bar-suntec-city/

standards have fallen since I came a while back – but it’s still good enough eating to still make a visit.   nam nam is part of the lauded les amis group, which is known for consistently decent food (as with aoki and their flagship restaurant), and that shows in the cooking: the humble pho retains its easy-going nature here, with not-obviously-MSGed broths cradling silky noodles and tender beef.   I particularly like their bouncy meatballs, which have a good mix of proper meat and gristle – just enough of the latter for a little interest and texture.