NamNam Noodle Bar, a casual Vietnamese noodle bar, has opened in the basement level of Raffles City Shopping Centre in Singapore.
The first of two planned locations to open this year, the 80‐seat vintage-style noodle shop has Vietnamese newspaper collages on the walls and drinks served in enamel cups.
The menu features 11 bowls of Vietnamese rice noodles, like pho (a noodle soup with beef or chicken), flower crab noodle soup (a flower crab stock served with minced pork, crabmeat, and a deep-fried soft-shell crab), and mouse tail noodles (a Vietnamese breakfast or supper staple of peppery pork bone soup with pork leg, pork ribs, chile, and coriander.
In addition to noodles, NamNam Noodle Bar also serves banh mi (savory baguette sandwiches) like the fish cake and tofu banh mi with pan-fried tofu marinated with lemongrass and chile. All dishes are free of MSG.
Noodle dishes are $7.90 and $13.90, and banh mi are $5.90 each. The Good Morning Vietnam breakfast set includes a banh mi and a drink for $5.90, while the three‐course set lunch is $9.90 and includes a choice of chicken or beef pho, fresh Southern rolls, and a drink.
The second NamNam Noodle Bar is scheduled to open at Singapore's Wheelock Place in November.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.