Annam Noodle Bar

1880 Bldg., Eastwood Ave., Eastwood City, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Annam Noodle Bar
3.9
4.0 Stars

17 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 17 Reviews
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Category:
Vietnamese
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6329010070

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
6

Happy birthday to me! An unexpected dinner after my visit at Padre Pio. Annam Noodle Bar comes first in my mind, since I'm near the vicinity of Eastwood. Its my day & this calls for some treat over my Vietnamese dish cravings since last week.

For appetizer, the server recommended the Crispy Imperial Rolls(P200) 3pcs of crispy and crunchy rolls that is a solid appetizer. The meat is superb128522

We had:
127860Bahn Mi
11088️Chili lemongrass chicken egg omelette chicken floss (P230)- crunchy bread and tasty meet, Sriracha is a must for me! Love it spicy

11088️Sauteed lemongrass pork cream cheese (P250) this is the one that my brother had.

Has a hint of buttery taste, with mayonnaise-like spread, crispy veggies and crunchy bread. This sandwich looks ordinary but once you tasted it, it has this addictive taste. Sriracha for me adds spice to the taste!

127860Pho
11088️Pho Australian Beef steak slices (P320)- generous thin beef slices!

11088️Pho Chicken (P290) it has sliced chicken, soft boiled egg, liver & gizzard

Intensely aromatic soup. Rich in taste and generous mixtures with handful of fresh herbs and spring onions. Each bowl can be shared. Plus, if you wish for more soup, you can ask for it for free128522

Ambiance: Bright lights and chic industrial interior is so inviting. Not to mention the Pho aroma as you enter. Condiments are on each communal table. I simply adore this place128522

Pricing: Almost the same price as my favorite vietnamese place. Reasonable price, i should say. Quality food and quick service

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Trina H.
5.0 Stars
8

Have you ever been to a Vietnamese restaurant that looks almost like Vietnam but with a modern vibe? Well this is a perfect description for Annam.

Such a pretty restaurant adorned with a Southeast Asian and industrial feel. Chairs and tables were very comy and the area was really spacious. I love the lighting because it was a combination of lamps and light bulbs covered with steel bars.

They have this projector by the wall that presents tidbits of Vietnamese lifestyle. Music was a bit confusing though (there's Viet and there's English). Ha ha ha!

We ordered soup and rolls. We had the Chicken Pho (PHP290) and the Fresh Southern Rolls (PHP170). The Pho had a light and clean taste. Also you can opt for the innards to be added.

The rolls were as what I expected. Pork, shrimp, an egg roll plus cucumber made it extra delicious and the peanut sauce was perfect.

I ordered the Lychee-Pandan Iced Tea, and boy oh boy..it was so worth it. It wasn't too sweet and the taste was very natural.

This restaurant also sells almost all variants of Viet sauces, tea, wrappers and noodles and coffee filters.

*Photos include their promos during lunch and snack 'merienda' time.

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Apollo A.
4.0 Stars
6

To verify rumors that this is the best pho in town lets try it. We ordered chicken and australian beef pho. Then spicy minced pork noodles and imperial roll. First the crispy imperial roll is really imperial in taste so good and the dip is perfect love this too bad they serve only 3 per order. The chicken pho is good i can tell it that no msg the soup taste great and noodles is perfectly cooked but the beef is better i love the taste of soup the beef is really there i like this hindi masakit sa ulo bcoz no msg. The spicy noodles is tasty but im not into too spicy but still taste good. The dessert is the best saigon sally sundae its perfect to end savory and spicy i like the flavor like double dutch with rocky road by its level up in taste and a lot of nuts. So is this the best pho i should say one of the best.

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Kate L.
3.0 Stars
3

I had their Hanoi Pho Australian Beef Slices, combination of vegetarian and shrimp spring rolls and Viet coffee Lunch Set.

🔸Pho Australian Beef Slices - The beef was really tender and quite good, noodles was chewy the way I like it. The broth was too salty for my taste which was quite a letdown. They claim that they don't put MSG on their food but the whole thing was really heavy that I ended up consuming only half of my bowl. Maybe the broth had a lot of fat in it? I am not sure.

🔸Vegetarian and Shrimp Spring Rolls - I tasted minty green leafy vegetable on both rolls which I really enjoyed but the wrap was just really chewy to the point that it was quite difficult to chew. Took me a while to consume this due to the chewing required.

🔸Vietnamese Iced Coffee - I like my coffee strong that's why I really like this one. I usually drink my coffee without sugar so I had this one without the condense milk, but you can ask for it if you prefer your coffee sweet.

Overall, it was okay and I am a bit curious and may come back to try their other noodles!

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
10

I have been dying to visit Annam since it opened last July 8. I was already planning to go but a terribly bruised leg and very uncooperative tummy made me stay at home. I tried to visit again countless times but each attempt was a failure. It would be either we were too full to enjoy another meal or Mother Nature suddenly wanted to create a scene. And after SEVEN failed attempts to visit, I finally got to visit Annam Noodle Bar on a Sunday for lunch.

Hello, Annam Noodle Bar!

This is newest pho restaurants in Manila and it is a franchise under the Namnam group.

We were charmed by the beautiful interiors of the restaurant with its beautiful bright red lights and eye catching pho and banh mi signs. The restaurant is huge and gave an illusion of an even bigger space with its wide mirrors at the side of the restaurant. Annam also has bar stools for those who like to be isolated from the crowd.

There were not a lot of diners when we went so we were easily assisted to a nearby vacant table.

Thrilled to finally be here, I giddily ordered Pho Australian Beef Combination (PHP350) and Sautéed Lemongrass, Pork and Cream Cheese (PHP250). R's parents went with Pho Australian Beef Steak Slices (PHP320), Caramelized 5-Spice Pork Belly (PHP230) and Vegetarian Southern Rolls (PHP170). For drinks, R went with Lychee Pandan Iced Tea (PHP150) while I ordered Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk (PHP120).

Service was impressive. Our pho bowls were served in less than 5 minutes while the banh mi buns, rolls and drinks were served a few minutes after.

I attacked the roll first as R was still busy slurping down our shared bowl. The spring roll had a faint herb taste and it could easily fall on the bland side if you are the type who loves bold and rich flavors. But if you dip this green roll in the peanut sauce, it'll be one dish you'd want to order twice for it is a great side dish to a piping hot bowl of pho.

My lemongrass banh mi sandwich was the total opposite of the roll. It had very rich taste to the point that it overwhelmed me. The sharp salty and tangy taste of the filling was evident with each bite. I had to pause every time I have to sink my teeth in the crunchy buns again. It was actually good but I'm still a bit biased with milder tasting banh mi. This one could be a bit cloying if enjoyed without anything else.

I was a bit hesitant ordering pho as I have read a bunch of mixed reviews about Annam's pho. Some say that it wasn't spectacular given its price while some say that other pho places offer better broth at better prices. But R's and his parents' happy faces made me excited to slurp down some pho!

My tastebuds did the happy dance as soon as I took a spoonful of broth. It was actually good! I loved the clean taste of the broth and the lovely herb flavor of it. The noodles were also cooked well and each meat was soft and pure joy to eat. I was just a bit bummed that they do not give free beansprouts. You have to pay PHP70 for beansprouts (and some herbs). They also do not serve lemon but provide a handful of calamansi for the desirable tangy kick.

I was not able to try the other pho and bahn mi ordered but R's parents enjoyed both so I'm assuming that both are great!

For the drinks, I wasn't too crazy with R's lychee pandan drink as it was a bit weird for me.

My Vietnamese Iced Coffee was pretty good. It was steep though given that I could easily finish it in three gulps. I had to take tiny sips for my drink to last the whole meal.

While finishing the last bits of noodles and meats, we decided to order desserts and got Vanilla Pudding (PHP150) and Chilled Dried Longan, Lotus Seeds, Water Chestnut and Seaweed Dessert (PHP180).

The Vanilla Pudding with caramel sauce on top was a dream. The silky texture of the pudding and its light taste created a sharp contrast against the rich caramel sauce and (what seemed to be a) taro chip. The end result was a marvelous sweet ending! The serving size was just too small for its price but I'd gladly order another one. It was that good!

I wasn't too crazy with the chilled dried longan with lotus seeds, water chestnuts and seaweed as it made my throat itch. R's parents liked it though given that they are fans of water chestnuts.

Overall, it was one lovely meal. Though some of the dishes are pricey, I'll surely come back here for more pho! That's pho sure!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
2

Annam Noodle Bar, the newest Vietnamese restaurant in Manila, is actually known as NamNam Noodle Bar in Singapore. They have a very simple menu which I liked. They have Pho, Banh Mi, other classic Vietnamese noodle dishes, small plates, and desserts.

I ordered the Pho Australian Beef Steak Slices. It was okay. I wanted to use some hoisin sauce to add some taste but theirs was already spicy. Whyyyy?128547 So in terms of taste, I still prefer the other pho place.

The look of the restaurant was pretty nice. It had bright lighting, it looked spacious, and it looked clean. Well, it's still new but I hope it stays well-maintained.

Service was top-notch when I visited. It was quick and the server handled queries very well.

I'm not sure if I'd go back for the pho but I would definitely want to try their Banh Mi.

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Shelly R.
4.0 Stars
3

We tried their set meal - australian beef pho, fresh spring rolls and vietnamese coffee which only costs P350. There were big servings of soft australian beef. Spring rolls were equally good. Viet coffee was strong. Overall hearty meal. Place has a good ambiance as well. Will definitely go back to try their bahn mi on my next visit!

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Kristine M.
3.0 Stars

Finally got to try this place. I ordered their Beef Combination Pho (requested them not to include the tripe) and iced coffee with condensed milk. I find their pho mild, I've tasted better and cheaper pho which tasted almost the same as those sold in the streets of HCM. As for their coffee, it was too strong and served in a small cup. Perhaps they should serve it in a bigger cup with more ice, it'll be much better.

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Robert B.
3.0 Stars

Tried the place after I saw a full page review in Inquirer. We ordered Lemongrass pork Banh Mi, Australian Beef Combi Pho, Quang Style Egg Noodle, Caramelized Chicken Wings and Crispy Squid. Plus a sugarcane drink. The Banh Mi was good, crisp bread, good amount of filings, wished they da a traditional Banh Mi though. The Pho was ok, not herbaceous enough though. The egg noodle although presented well, was super little in portion. The chicken wings was crispy, cooked well but didn't have enough character to make an impression, much like the crispy squid. Overall it's not a destination, good if your in the mood for Vietnamese and you find yourself in Eastwood and it's not raining so you can cross from the mall. Fair warning: the spicy things in the menu may faze a lot of kids. Best part: P1,450.00 that's cheap for four pax

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
6

Annam is the newest joint to grace the foodie universe, and yes...you guessed right!  This is NamNam's sister from another mother.  I saw a lot of stuff online about this Vietnamese Noodle Bar and this was briefly mentioned on our foodie thread #TheUsualSuspects. 

After work,  I  decided to swing by  Eastwood.  Mother Nature spared me as precipitation was a lil overboard that day.  As soon as i stepped foot inside,  rain happened,  not cats and dogs...leopards and bears kind of rain.

I had to ask for directions (cc Ruth D and the helpful Kuya Guard)  to get to Annam.  I was greeted by a friendly staff upon entry.  The interior has the   coffee shop x deli x bakery kind of vibe.  It is a mixture of everything design wise.  The hanging lamps reminds me of Japanese lanterns,  this is probably the modern interpretation.   The counter is equally photogenic too,  same as the nook where they sell Vietnamese products. 

Oh,  the friendly server ushered me to a vacant table.  Place is not packed during my visit,  i arrived a little over 4pm.  I picked the spot with this best lighting and good line of sight of ze counter. 

I got one of their afternoon specials.  Banh Mi x Vietnamese Coffee (php 200).  There were a lot of options to choose from.  I settled on the spicy variant (i love anything spicy).

| Coffee is served first.  A teeny tiny tin cup filled with Vietnamese Coffee.  Add two ice cubes,  the coffee content is prolly 3/4 of the cup.   Albeit the small cup,  i still like it beacuse of its  strong and vibrant flavor.  I liked the fact that they didn't go overboard with the condensed milk. 

| Chili Sambal Braised Beef  Banh Mi.  Vietnamese baguette filled with generous chunks of beef,  veggies,  chicken pate and mayo.   Visually,  it looks stunning,  good contrast of colors.   It screams "Take a bite"  at first glance.  I took a bite spending x number of minutes taking photos.  The baguette maintained its crunchy state.  The beef is full flavored and tender but it's not spicy enough for me.  I drizzled a boatload of Sriracha, there you go...it is a lil spicy now.  

| Chicken Pho.  I added this after CMA arrived.  I said,  I'll get some noddles.  Didn't say it's  Pho,  he is not fond of Cilantro.  I share the same sentiment with blue cheese.  I wanted him to try Pho and overcome his annoyance with the herb.  The server arrived bearing gifts,  a huge bowl of Pho! 

Man,  the broth is insanely good!   That's him speaking.  My broth comment is not appropriate for minors (nothing negative though).  I taste chicken,  subtle Cilantro flavor,  sweet notes because of the veggies.  The glass noodles are divine,  so is the poached egg.  Oh,  this comes with chicken chunks,  liver and gizzard.  I was surprised that the liver doesn't have the iffy aftertaste (this is the taste when it's not cooked properly).   I found myself enjoying the gizzard too. 

Let us talk about the service,  shall we?  While I was waiting for CMA,  one of the servers approached me and asked about the food.   Conversation was short and sweet as i got nothing but praises about the Banh Mi.   He was concerned that the baguette was a lil "makunat".   I said the texture is okay.  I said that the Sambal aint spicy enough,  he took note of the feedback and politely explained that the spice level is on the safe side.  I said,  the Sriracha can elevate the safe to mildly spicy.  A couple of minutes after,  another one came over to chit chat.  He was explaining the products they sell.  I ain't sure if they are required to do this since they are on the soft opening phase.   Even the chick who served our food is proactive (water refills and she offered if we need another bowl for the Pho).   If the aforementioned statements doesn't equate to good service then i dunno what is.   I hope they keep this level of proactive behaviour after the soft opening phase.

I'll be back.  I got my eye on the squid,  spring rolls and ze desserts.

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Clarissa P.
3.0 Stars
8

NamNam Noodle Bar from SG has landed in Manila! Offering Vietnamese food, specializing in Pho and Banh Mi, Annam Noodle Bar has opened it's doors recently and has been making a loud buzz across social media flat forms.

Got the chance to visit on a Saturday night and even though it was past dinner time, they were packed and we were put on a wait list. Took them about 15 minutes to give us a table but we didn't back out because the kiddos and the hubby badly wanted some great Pho! While Pho Hoa is our got to because of their amazing Pho Bowls, we dared to try Annam.

As soon as you enter the restaurant, signs of Banh Mi and Soup Bowls with colorful lights will greet you. There were also a lot of red and yellow lamps hanging and a display of Vietnamese products - coffee, Sriracha and other condiments. There's also this Banh Mi section where a glass display shows rows of Vietnamese Baguette with all the Banh Mi essentials. The restaurant looks like it has been taken out of a Vietnamese movie and put right smack Eastwood City.

We got an appetizer, fresh spring rolls, Banh Mi and a bowl of Pho.

My Chili Sambal Braised Beef Banh Mi came in first. Cut into half and served in a basket, it looked quite good! The baguette was the usual crunchy outside type, filled with chicken pate, mayo, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumber, fresh cilantro, chili peppers and generous heaping of tasty and tender beef chunks. It was good! Great heat, flavorful and a nice touch of freshness from the cilantro and the other veggies.

Then came the Crispy Squid with Sriracha Mayo. The batter was crispy indeed and it was well seasoned. The squid wasn't rubbery and had a nice bite. Loved the Sriracha mayo though I wished that there was more Sriracha in it.

We also got an order of Vegetarian Southern Rolls and I asked them to remove any red chili, if there's any, from the rolls. Served right after the squid, the two pieces of Spring rolls came in with a peanut sauce. I loved the combination of rice noodles, fresh greens and refreshing herbs! I smothered each bite with lots of peanut sauce by the way.

Aside from our order of Pho Australian Beef Combination, I also ordered for extra glass noodles (60Php) and extra steamed chicken (100Php) for my youngest. They came in small bowls filled with soup and IMO, there was too little of each for the price.

Our orders were served right away but the main event - our Bowl of Pho - came in very late. We needed to make 2 follow-ups and good thing our server Jenny was very pleasant. She even approached us to apologize coz there seemed to be a mix up in their kitchen that's why our Pho was not prepared right away. Then she came back and informed us that they run out of glass noddles and offered us to get something else. Lost my cool a little and told her that we came there for a good bowl of Pho that's why we agreed to wait to get a table in the first place. A Noddle Bar that run out of Glass Noodles?!? I can't believe it. I asked to talk to their manager coz we've been waiting for a while but then she came back and informed us that she fixed it already and our Beef Pho is being prepared. In less than an minute, our Pho was ready. I don't know what happened, trust me, it's very weird.

Their Pho Australian Beef Combination came in with lots of beef steak slices (done medium rare), tasty beef balls, tendon, honeycomb tripe, some cilantro and thick glass noodles. I kinda preferred the medium sized ones that came in with our extra order of noodles. The soup was tasty and had the right saltiness, good beef flavor but I somehow preferred Pho Hoa's version. Maybe because I wanted some more veggies in my Pho? And a little more noodles perhaps.

I also tried their Iced Viet Coffee with condensed milk. It was served in a small tin mug and and there was too little! For 120Php, I can gulp all of it in 1 go.

I'm not saying that food is not good but service needs to improve. Given that they just opened, I'm hoping that they'll be better in the coming weeks or months terms of organizing the orders on queue, making sure they have the proper stocks to run for the entire day and maybe they can brush up the way their kitchen communicates with their server. I hate the inconsistency and confusion.

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April G.
3.0 Stars
4

I'm a Bahn mi lover but I decided to try their Pho first so that I have another reason to be back.

I got the Pho Australian Beef steak slices for P320 and a Viet Coffee with Condensed Milk for P120. Prices include already Vat and Service Charge.

The serving was huge! I had the rice noodle option so I knew it would be heavy on the tummy. It had about 4 slices of beef steak served medium rare.

The broth was ok. It would have had more depth if they had lemon and veggies like bean sprouts included. You pay extra for the veggies. Sad. And they use calamansi. I had to add more nuoc mam/ fish sauce, hoisin, chili sauce, and even nuoc cham to add more dimension to the broth. The hoisin was also lacking in depth of flavor. Too commercialized, probably.

The beef was tender but the cuts were big that it was cumbersome to bite into. I read some reviews that other people got few slices only so I'll accept the huge slices as a blessing.

The viet coffee had a strong flavor, as expected. However, the caffeine kick was missing. But, I enjoyed it nevertheless.

Service was efficient and very attentive. I was there around a little after 11am so the attentiveness level was top notch.

I've had better pho elsewhere but will be back bec I will have to try the Bahn mi.

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Migs C.
4.0 Stars

I had the hanoi pho (australian beef slices) and I enjoyed it. Didn't get to try out my colleagues' dishes but they did seem to enjoy their food as well.

Can't really compare much as I don't get to eat Vietnamese that often (I only know Pho Hoa and it has been ages since I last ate there) but yeah, pasado naman siya by my standards. 128517

Ambience is super nice as well.

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Angel U.
5.0 Stars
7

So passby this place earlier and give it a try, another vietnamesse restaurant and tell you what, the taste really really good...

We ordered,

1. Hanoi Pho - Pho Australian Beef Steak Slice
2. Banh Mi - Lemongrass Tofu, Egg Omelette, Braised Mushroom Sandwich
3. Tangy Mango Salad, Prawn, Pork, Fresh herbs, peanuts
4. Fresh Southern Rolls with Prawn, Pork, Fresh Herbs, Peanut sauce
5. Viet coffee with confensed milk (ice)

Price is good and food all tasty, soup is really really good, sandwich and salad really fresh... The coffee really authentic..

Worth to try!!! 128525 will come back for sure

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Argee E.
5.0 Stars
3

Summary of my pho-tastic din din in the noodle bar. They are really here pho-real, the famous Nam Nam of Singapore finally brought their recipes in the form of Annam (in Manila). This is a Vietnamese type of resto with condiments straight from Indonesia.
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You can never go wrong with their bowls which ranges from 300 to 550, I must say they can be good for two people depending on how hungry are you for noodles. Haha! You can just pick one bowl and share with add ons such as additional rice noodles (which we ordered because we weren't too hungry and I just want to give this a try), plus you can pick some beef or pork as add ons too.
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Their Hanoi pho (because Hanoi is where Pho originally came from) wouldn't disappoint, as I have said aside from servings they captured the taste of not too strong but calm aroma and tasty texture of what a vietnamese noodle soup should be. You may choose between rice noodles or instant noodles (better go with the rice noodles). Best thing is they serve the beef (for the soup with beef toppings)with medium rare doneness. I tried their Australian beef Pho (one of their best sellers).
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Plus, they also have the Banh Mi (stuffes toasted baguettes with different toppings) which I will be trying when I come back. Price ranging from 230 pesos and up. I saw it served fresh and looking good. They offer a long list of various drinks as well, i got the Lemongrass- ginger iced tea (a must try as well) but you may also go for the others, another best seller is the Lychee type of iced tea. Their squid with Sriracha mayo is so-so.
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The place is spacious with high chairs and normal ones and they have couches too. Ambiance is nice and not smelly unlike other noodle restaurants wherein you will end up smelling like the aroma of the soup that you ate. And staff are welcoming and they always check up on you if you still have additional orders and whether you need anything or whatsoever. You must also try their condiments which don't taste like so-so.
PHO-fect for the eating healthy with satisfaction!
#LongestReviewOnMyAccount

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Paul E.
5.0 Stars

Superb! We ordered the Pho Australian beef slices and it did not disappoint! the place just recently open so a visit is a must. The beef is cooked medium rare so expect the juiciness to compliment the noodles.

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars
3

Ate here last night not knowing they just opened the day before. Hehehe my mom has a good eye. She spot this before we parked and decided that she wanted to try it out. It’s a Viet restaurant franchise, but not from Vietnam. Lol

Anyway, the first thing you’ll notice is the very bright and positive atmosphere of the place. Well-lit, spacious, and elaborately decorated. They had so much personnel, too much even, because there wasn’t much people yet to attend to.

They have a wide selection of Banh Mi and Hanoi Pho (noodles)! Hard to decide what to pick, but we went for noodles since it was raining. Our server suggested the Pho Australian Beef Combination. It had so much different kinds of beef meat including beef steak slices, beef balls, tendon, and my fave, the honeycomb tripe! Mmmmm The broth was strong and flavorful, and got kind of spicy towards the end. I opted also for the instant noodles over the rice noodles just for variation, since I always have rice noodles already. The instant was an excellent alternative, and I think not as overwhelmingly filling.

I also wanted to try their Viet Coffee. I had an iced one to compliment the hot soup hehe! I didn’t expect the serving to be super small. P120 for that small cup (see picture) It was iced down. Grrrr but it was good. Not too sweet, but you can taste a hint of condensed milk. 128523

I’ll try a Banh Mi next time! Maybe the Caramelised 5-Spice Pork Belly!!! 128055

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