Nam Nam Noodle Bar PIK has traveled far to reach where they are now. Chef Nam as a war refugee fled to and began anew in Denmark, where he crafted his culinary skills with the likes of Le Canard Oslo (a one Michelin star restaurant) and Sukhothai Bangkok. In those years of learning, he stayed connected to his Vietnamese roots even though being exposed to many different cuisines.
In 2012, after years of careful planning Chef Nam decided to bring the old world recipe of his hometown, add a modern twist to it, and open the first Nam Nam Noodle Bar in Singapore. Everything after that is history, now they are 7 outlets strong including their first one in Jakarta.
So from Vietnam to Denmark to Singapore to Jakarta, one might question how the food would be? We went, tried it ourselves, and came to the conclusion that Nam Nam Noodle Bar PIK is a strong contender to other Vietnamese restaurants in Jakarta.
We love their Crispy Fried Prawn Rolls and wide selections of Pho. The earlier is a must order and if you’re eating with friends, you better order one for each. Because you don’t simply have one of the juiciest, crispiest, tastiest prawn rolls without wanting a second or a third bite.
As for Pho, it ranges from the cheaper end of the menu, Ayam Kampong Pho until the king of the pho, Wagyu Beef Pho. You can choose between rice noodle, noodle, or bee hoon for the carbs. There are also options for those who prefer the dry version. There’s something for everyone here at Nam Nam. We love how the broth is made without MSG and still tastes as flavorful as we expect it to be. I guess 24-hour of broth preparation makes a whole lot of difference.
To close your meal, you shouldn’t miss out on Nam Nam PIK’s refreshing Sugar Cane Juice With Kaffir Lime Leaves and Ice Coffee, served in a classic cup, as the way it should be.
So much have been said on just one restaurant, but let us say one last thing: Please stay around Nam Nam. We desperately need good food around the hood. Among so many places that sell nothing but ambience and a huge smoking room, we are glad to have you.
To infini-food and beyond,
Nam Nam PIK : Noodle Bar & Vietnamese Food
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D No. 21 & 23
Bukit Golf Mediterania, PIK
(On the same rows of shophouse as Ikkudo)
Everyday 11AM – 10PM
Website: Nam Nam Noodle Bar
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