Tuesday, 2 September 2014

NamNam Noodle Bar

NamNam Noodle Bar is so prominently based below/beside the escalator in the extension block of Plaza Singapura. Kind of like an open-concept restaurant, unlike most restaurants which are enclosed within walls.

It was an impromptu plan to eat at NamNam Noodle Bar. Have always been passing by Nam Nam Noodle Bar, but never in my thought to try it. Now to think of it, how foolish am I to not have even included them in my "to-eat" list!!

Similar to Tim Ho Wan, which is just a stone throw away, requires all diners to be present before table will be assigned. While in the queue, crew will walk up to you, and ask for your order if you already knew what you wanted. Else, you may also bring along the menu to the table, fill up the order chit, and proceed back to the cashier counter for ordering.

Each table will be placed with bottles of seasonings and sauces. So if you are a sauce/seasoning spammer, guess this will spare any form of embarrassment :P

Simple menu, consisting of baguettes, noodles, side dishes, desserts and drinks of course. They also have breakfast and lunch value set, which is a super great deal when their ala-cartes are already priced so reasonably, targeting the general audience.

Vietnam Coffee with condensed milk ($2.60), and Lotus Tea ($2.60). I had the Vietnam coffee and loved it, as it tasted like drip coffee. Although I would have prefer to perform the "dripping" process myself, but the ready-made coffee served does not lose to the former in terms of taste, and save the hassle of waiting.

Pho Chicken ($7.90), with choice of either rice flour noodles or instant noodles. Right from the start, the choice was supposed to be rice flour noodles, and after much photo-taking, only realized it was instant noodles. Well, I checked the wrong noodle in the order chit. Luckily, they have the option to top up rice flour noodles at $1.50, which portion isn't too stingy.

Strongly recommended to select the rice flour noodle, which looks like our "kway teow", but in white. After tasting both the rice flour and instant noodles, I believe you will begin to nod your head in approval.

Quang Style Egg Noodle ($10.90), which already uses egg noodles with pork rib, prawn, squid ball, fish ball, rice cracker and chopped herbs. Very much like this dry noodle. I interestingly shaked several drops of the Maggi seasoning on my noodles, and realized it added a sweeter twist to it.

Crispy Fried Banana, Sesame Seeds and Smoked Coconut Sauce ($3.90). Exactly like our traditional Malay snack, Pisang Goreng, but Nam Nam Noodle Bar also has warm coconut sauce to go with the banana, which I think is pretty unique and gives a different taste to the usual ones we had.

NamNam Noodle Bar has in total 4 outlets in Singapore, concentrating in town area (Plaza Singapura, Raffles City, Suntec City and Wheelock Place). It could be a strategic tactic, and a wise one, such that as long as you are in town, NamNam Noodle Bar is just somewhere nearby. Furthermore, aligned with their philosophy, the exclusion of service charge does help in making the overall meal to be cost-affordable. In addition, without the use of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and quick serving of food, no doubt it will be a popular dining place during the weekdays in this bustling city, looking for a healthier food option.

NamNam Noodle Bar

68 Orchard Road
#01-55 Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839

Tel: (65) 6837 2234

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 0800 - 2130 hours

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