Following the opening of NamNam Noodle Bar at the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre on 15 October 2012, the casual restaurant spin off from the Les Amis Group's Annam Vietnamese Cuisine opened its 2nd outlet at the basement of Wheelock Place in November 2012. The casual Vietnamese noodle bar features 11 bowls of Vietnamese noodles lifted from the streets of different regions in Vietnam. Apart from noodles, NamNam Noodle Bar serves the French inspired baguettes also known as Banh Mi.
Lime Soda 3.8/5
Upon settling down we ordered our beverages. We had the Lime Soda ($3) which was served in a nostalgic metal mug.
Pho Wagyu Beef Slices 4/5
Since this is a Vietnamese noodle bar, we have to try their Pho. Currently there are 5 different bowls of Pho available in their menu. I odered the Pho Wagyu Beer Slices ($16.90) which is the most expensive in the menu. Came with slices of beautiful Wagyu beef that was cooked by the delicious broth. The intense broth was boiled for at least 24 hours. The rice noodle was also firm and smooth. My girlfriend felt that the soup was a bit sour but I liked the soury from the lime and the fish sauce.
Mouse Tail Noodle Soup 4/5
I was not aware that Vietnamese has mouse tail noodle in their cuisine. The noodle is similar to our chinese Mee Tai Mak and I always thought only the Chinese eats that. The Mouse Tail Noodle Soup ($9.90) apparently Vietnamese breakfast or supper staple. The bowl of mouse tail noodle soup came with fish balls and slices of pig leg meat. The soup was not as intense compared to the Pho soup. It was lighter and has a hint of garlic taste.
Fried Prawn & Pork Roll 4/5
The Fried Prawn & Pork Roll ($4.90) was deep fried to a nice crisp with a nice balanced of flavours in the filling.
Caramelised 5 Spice Pork Belly, Pork Pate Banh Mi 3.8/5
My first Banh Mi was actually in Melbourne and I fell in love with it. I was looking forward to have it in Singapore but none has excited my palate. The Caramelised 5 Spice Pork Belly, Pork Mate Banh Mi ($5.90) at NamNam Noodle Bar came close but the baguette was not as crisp and the proportion of the fluffy part is too much.
Vanilla Pudding, Palm Sugar Caramel 3.5/5
I will call this the Vietnamese creme burlee, the Vanilla Pudding, Palm Sugar Caramel ($3.90). The dessert was extremely sweet and definitely one for the sweet tooth.
Chilled 3 Colour Dessert 4/5
The Chilled 3 Colour Dessert ($3.90) once again resembles another dessert, Red Ruby. A simple but yet flavourfully balanced dessert with chestnut, chendol, mung beans and corns.
The gentle on the the wallet Vietnamese bistro serves affordable Vietnamese street food with no service charge with all prices included GST. NamNam Noodle Bar also has great dining deals on weekdays. The Good Morning Vietnamnam Breakfast Set ($5.90) includes a Banh Mi and a drink while the 3 course Lunch Set ($9.90) includes a choice of chicken/beef Pho, 2 southern rolls and a drink.
NamNam Noodle Bar
501 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)
Daily: 10am - 10pm
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheelock Place via ION. NamNam Noodle Bar is located at the end of the walkway beside the escalator at the basement of Wheelock Place. Journey time about 5 minutes.