namnam greenbelt restraurant review
Hunger makes me irrational and there's nothing I hate more than ending up paying a very disappointing bill in a restaurant chosen out of desperation.
That is why I like to have a few tried and tested go-to places at every mall for times when I am too hungry to properly decide where to eat. And I'm super pleased to announce that I just found a new restaurant to add to my Greenbelt list and that restaurant is Namnam.
Located along the same strip as Nuvo and Italliani's, Namnam's facade is quite difficult to miss. It's reminisicent of those cool, off the street dining places in New York.
Just like most of the restaurants located in greenbelt, Namnam's interiors are classy and upscale. A perfect marriage of modern and traditional which might make you think that they're food is pricey.
But upon further inspection of their menu, you'll realize that the food in Namnam is indeed very affordable. Not only that, it is the only restaurant in the metro that offers different sized portions which makes dining at Namnam even more reasonable.
|overloaded bangus belly at namnam|
|caramelized patis wings|
|namnam's pancit buko - noodles made with strips of coconut meat|
|university fried rice|
|sinigang na shortribs sa watermelon|
|namnam leche flan with gata and lime|
Every single one of these dishes are sure crowd pleasers but my favorites among them would have to be the ensaldang namnam which has suha and tinapa flakes, the caramelized patis wings which will make you go wow after your first bite (the flavors just burst in your mouth but with no umay even after several pieces of wings), their shortribs sinigang in watermelon which sounded a little off to me at first but ended up becoming a winning combination and might possibly make tamarind obsolete (the beef was super tender too with lots of yummy, is it called collagen?, in between the meat?), and lastly, the leche flan which is infused with gata and lime.
Namnam is most definitely a triple threat, something you must try when in the Makati area. I'm sure they will not disappoint.
ps. they also have drink all you can promos on alcoholic beverages in their al fresco area.
for more info, visit Namnam's Facebook page, or call 0917-5399661; (02) 6250515
They are open from Mon-Sun at 11am-11pm
special thanks to ava and namnam for the invite and ana for providing photos since I was late and the food was almost completely ravaged by the time I got there :)