Nam Nam Noodle Bar, Singapore

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-46/47, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Price: $
Rating: 2/5

I have been noticing long lines at Nam Nam Noodles Bar a couple of times already when I was shopping at Wheelock Place, Orchard Road. Finally I had the opportunity to dine the noodle bar before the line started to form.

I was excited to try out this popular food joint which was a part of Les Amis Group. This casual Vietnamese noodle bar - Nam Nam Noodle Bar was headed by Nam Quoc Ngyuen, chef of Annam Viet Restaurant. This noodle bar served classic Vietnamese street food and dishes. We ordered a Banh Mi (sandwich), noodles and desserts. All in all, we spent a total of $37.00.

To my disappointment, I wondered why there was always a long line for Vietnamese noodles. I wonder.

I ordered the Vietnamese dessert - Vanilla Pudding. I enjoyed the pudding. At first I thought that it was too sweet. As the sugar syrup seeped into the pudding, the dessert became just nice. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

The Chilled 3 Colour Dessert was very similar to a local dessert, Chendol. There were red rubies, jelly, red bean and cendol, the green worm-like jelly. The dessert was very ordinary. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)

The Dry Sauteed Lemongrass Pork Noodle was served with marinated pork, vermicelli, fresh herbs, bean sprouts and peanuts. I was looking forward to eat the same noodles I ate in Queens, New York. However, it turned out to be a disappointment. There was too much noodles. I wondered if there was any condiments as it was rather dry. When I stirred the noodles, I did not notice any peanut bits or peanut gravy. The meat tasted better than the noodles. I thought I tasted lemongrass in the meat. I did not finish the noodles as it was too bland to my taste. (Food Rating: 2/5)

For the vietnamese sandwich (Banh Mi), we had cold cuts, char siu and pork pate (pork liver) topped with vermicelli, carrots, chilli and cucumbers. The six-inch baguette was quite nice. However, the pork pate was rather bitter. Perhaps, I was not used to the authentic classic vietnamese sandwich. It was an interesting sandwich. It was like eating a six-inch Subway sandwich with vermicelli, chilli, carrots and cucumbers. (Food Rating: 2/5)

Dry Stewed Beef Noodle was flat noodles served in gravy and beef. I was disappointed though it was merely okay. I expected fresh beef slices but it was not. The gravy lacked something. It was just normal noodles if you tried it. (Food Rating: 2.5/5)