Annam Noodle Bar is a Vietnamese food franchise from Singapore opened by the LesAmis group in partnership with Chef Nam Quoc Nguyen. In Singapore and Indonesia, it is known as Namnam Noodle Bar but they changed the name a bit when they opened the first outlet in Eastwood City. The decor is very pretty and has lots of interesting areas that will catch your interest.
We started our meal with spring rolls, Fresh Southern Rolls (P170) and Vegetarian Southern Rolls (P170), both served with peanut sauce. The southern rolls had shrimp, pork herbs while the vegetarian roll has various vegetables both soft and crunchy. Surprisingly I enjoyed the vegetarian much more than the southern roll, it tasted fresher and the flavors worked better together.
We were able to try two more appetizers, the Caramelized Chicken Wings (P210) and Crispy Imperial Rolls (P230). We were not fans of the chicken wings but the imperial rolls were quite enjoyable, nice crisp wrapper with juicy filling.
I bet you guys are like us when people mention Vietnamese food, we immediately think pho. Annam Noodle Bar has 6 different versions and not everyone has the usual basil and beansprouts. Irene had her usual Pho Chicken (P290) which had sliced chicken, gizzard, liver (innards can be removed upon request) and a soft boiled egg. I had the Pho Australian Beef Slices (P340), with beef slices served medium rare. We both enjoyed the tasty soup and our respective toppings. The beef cooks quickly in the hot soup so better take quick photos if you need and eat away.
They had a weekday lunch promo during our visit where you get a plate of springrolls, choice of chicken or beef pho and a drink, all for only P350 (savings of P270).
Last savory thing we had was the Sauteed Lemongrass Pork with Cream Cheese Banh Mi (P250). They have a counter dedicated to assembling their 6 different kinds of banh mi, where you can see each step they do. The bun was crusty outside and very soft inside while still being able to hold all the filling well. The use of the cream cheese might not be traditional but it injects a creamy texture and unique flavor to the banh mi. This is a good option for a quick office lunch for those in the surrounding areas.
For dessert, we tried the Chilled 3 Color Dessert (P180). This is similar to our halo halo but uses coconut milk and has jelly strips and generous amounts of red bean. A nice, chilly and sweet end to our Vietnamese meal.
Annam Noodle Bar is a nice place to satisfy your Vietnamese food cravings, there are the traditional options but they also add unusual ones if you are looking for a change. I suggest you take advantage of their lunch and snack promos.
Annam Noodle BarG/F Unit 1880-4 1880 Bldg.,
Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City
Libis, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact No.: (632) 901-0070
Facebook Page: Annam Noodle Bar
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