Annam Noodle Bar opened their 2nd branch at Resort’s World Manila. It’s smaller than their first branch in Eastwood but it still retains the bright and colorful charm. To coincide with the opening, they’ve added a bunch of new items on the menu.
Start off with the Pomelo Salad (P280). Pomelo pieces with prawns, shredded chicken, and assorted crackers. Juicy and bits and pieces of satisfying crunch with sweet, sour and salty flavors. A good appetizer to whet the appetites that’s still light.
Bahn Bao Buns (P250). Two buns filled with caramelized pork belly, egg, cucumber and scallions. The most important part of a bun is of course the bun and this one is soft and chewy and is able to hold all the fillings well. The flavors of this dish is very familiar especially for those that grew up on Chinese dishes.
They have a wide range of new drinks like the Passion Fruit Sourpsop Sparkling Drink (P160) and the Champagne Grape Iced Tea (P150). I enjoyed the grape ice tea the most because I love everything grape, not a flavor usually found in the Philippines. The passion fruit one was also good but a little too sour for my tastes.
Chili Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi (P250). Crusty bread filled with fried egg, veggies, chicken floss and a fillet of crunchy chicken. A meal on it’s own with the generous filling. There’s a hint of spiciness but it’s balanced out by the fresh vegetables and the crusty bread.
Rice dishes make an appearance so it’s not all noodles at Annam. This is the Crispy Fried Pork Chop (P340) with steamed egg meatloaf, fried egg and coconut rice. Crisp, well fried and not oily pork chop goes really well with the tasty coconut rice. Mix in the fried egg to give the rice a creamy sheen but don’t forget the yum egg meatlof (something like a fritata).
Pho Pork Balls (P270). For the non beef eater like Irene, this is perfect. Generous number of qq pork balls that have that bouncy bite in their signature pork soup.
Hot weather got your down so you are avoiding soupy noodles then the Bun Cha Hanoi (P360) will be perfect. Vermicelli with julienned vegetables, prawn roll, grilled pork and pork meatballs on the side.
For dessert we had the Trio of Crispy Netted Rolls (P200). The outside is similar to what they use in their imperials but these contain jackfruit, sweet potato and cassava and are served with a creamy coconut sauce. Of the three, the only one I liked was the jackfruit.
You can pair your dessert with Vietnamese Coffee (P120/ hot or iced). These pack a strong punch and is sweetened with condensed milk for a more creamy mouthfeel.
The Pandan Red Bean Iced Milk Tea (P150) is listed under drinks but I feel it works better as a dessert.
Annam Noodle Bar2F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila,
Newport City, Pasay City
Contact No.: (0906) 098-2078