Vietnamese Okay Lah!
Inspired by my surprise discovery of Wendy’s “Pho Bo“ this week I tried another Vietnamese restaurant in Orchard, NamNam Noodle Bar in Wheelock Place.
I also went for their “Pho Bo with Wagyu” which was double the price of the normal Steak version plus a top up of extra steak meat to see if the Wagyu was worth its extra money.
The extra meat arrived before the actual soup which I found slightly odd but when the Pho showed up a bit later it looked delicious. The broth itself was not too impressive but there were a lot of greens in there and I particularly liked the red and green chilis which kicked in once you caught one. Unfortunately the noodles were all stuck together in one lump at the bottom of the bowl and broke into short pieces when trying to fish them out. On top of that the even though tasty meat was sliced up to thick and the soup wasn’t hot enough to cook it through which made it difficult to chew and swallow the bigger bits. The Wagyu was leaner and more delicate than the normal Steak but taste wise it wasn’t such a big difference.
I might come back here to try their “Vietnamese Baguettes” but when I’m again craving for “Pho Bo” I probably go for the cheaper Wendy’s version next door.
P.S.: Sorry for the bad picture.
NamNam Noodle Bar 501 Orchard Place #B2-02 Wheelock Place Singapore 238880