Annam (NamNam) Noodle Bar

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Annam Noodle Bar

Annam Noodle Bar, known as NamNam Noodle Bar in Singapore and in Jakarta, opens in Eastwood City Libis. I tell you, everyone needs to try this restaurant out!!! Why? You haven’t tried AWESOME Vietnamese Pho in the Philippines without having tried this place.

 

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Based on classic recipes and cooking methods, Annam offers a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes inspired from the streets of northern, central, and southern Vietnam.

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My personal fave: Pho Wagyu Beef slices

The selection of Hanoi pho pays tribute to the birthplace of Vietnamese pho with six flavours ranging from Pho Beef Steak Slices, the premium Pho Wagyu Beef Slices, to Pho Oxtail and Beef Balls. Quintessential to Vietnamese cuisine, each bowl of rice flour noodles is simmered with an intense broth boiled for at least 24 hours, then topped with lots of fresh herbs.

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Spicy Hue Beef Noodle

 

The noodle journey continues with more street noodle recipes. Star dishes include the Sautéed Lemongrass Pork Noodle – rice vermicelli with delicious marinated pork and fried spring roll, while the Spicy Hue beef noodle – a time-honoured dish from the city of Hue in central Vietnam packs a spicy broth. The Saigon Fisherman’s Noodle Soup is a hearty bowl of  noodles with seafood and pork in a piquant broth and is always a crowd favorite.

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My personal fave: Sauteed Lemongrass Pork with Cream Cheese

Apart from noodles, French inspired savory baguettes known as banh mi make the perfect breakfast or afternoon bite. Each baguette is baked to light, fluffy and crispy perfection, and topped with chicken pate, mayonnaise, hot chili peppers, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber and fresh cilantro. Best sellers include the Grilled Chicken, Egg Omelette, Chicken Floss; Caramelized 5-spice Pork Belly; and Sauteed Lemongrass Pork with Cream Cheese.

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Pomelo Salad

Enjoy a selection of nine “small plates” dishes complement the meal with the ever-popular Crispy Fried Imperial Rolls; and the traditional Vietnamese Fresh Southern Rolls with Prawn, Fresh Herbs, Peanut Sauce, while the refreshing Pomelo Salad and Tangy Mango Salad make great starters to the meal.

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Chilled 3 Color Dessert

Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the wide variety of cold and hot Viet desserts, from the traditional Chilled 3 Color Dessert and Chilled Dried Longan, to the all-time favorite Crispy Fried Banana with Coconut Sauce – for a sweet ending to the meal!

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Lunch Set

The pocket-friendly restaurant also offers the ultimate dining deals available on weekdays. The weekday Value Lunch Set includes Fresh Southern Rolls, a choice of Chicken or Beef Pho, and a drink. Take an afternoon break with the daily Viet Teatime Set that includes a drink with an option of any banh mi or a dessert.

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Disclaimer: It was a media event. Everything written here is entirely based on my own opinion, my own biases, and my own insights.

Annam Noodle Bar

Unit 1880-4 Ground Floor, 1880 Building, Eastwood Ave., Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Number: (0998) 960 3825

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnnamNoodleBar

Instagram: @AnnamNoodleBar

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Stay hungry,

thehungrychef

Nathaniel Uy

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