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250 North Bridge Road
#B1-46/47 Raffles City
Singapore 179103

Tuesday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

Friday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

Monday:
08:00am - 10:00pm

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~$15/pax

Reviews at ComNam Vietnamese Street Eats

Reviews of good food at ComNam Vietnamese Street Eats
This ain't just any street eats, guys!

ComNam has got value-for-money set meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their mouth-watering ala-carte menu are also just as great. 😋

Rainy cold days got me thinking about something warm, soupy & extremely comforting.

The Sài Gòn / Fisherman Pork Noodle Soup ($12) is one comforting yet healthy choice! Instead of using pho, Mee Tai Mak (Rat's Tail) is used instead. This makes it easier for most to have spoonfuls filled with MTM & it's pork-filled clear broth, while preparing for that spicy yet light kick of chili to end off each mouthful.
Another item you should try if you're intending to head down is the Banh Xeo ($12.90) which is an eggy pancake filled with prawns, pork and fresh herbs! You can either have it on it's own, or wrap it with lettuce before popping it in!

Comforting Vietnamese Street Food for the soul!

ComNam has recently gone through and revamp at Raffles City, which has seen a new menu that dishes out a good variety of Vietnamese street food as opposed to what was served previously here. Tried out many items, including the Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Banh Xeo, Mango & Guava Salad, Braised Pork Claypot, Bun Cha, Fisherman Pork Noodle Soup and a selection of desserts amongst other dishes — all of which left us really satisfied and craving for more.

A few of the dishes I loved would be the Banh Xeo — the Vietnamese Egg Pancake that is delightfully crisp and well filled with prawn, pork and sprouts that is supposed to be wrapped in the leafy greens at the side before consumption; particularly enjoyed that chili sauce at the side where it not only carried the savoury flavours of fish sauce, but provided a real spicy kick that a lot of places seem to lack of in their interpretations of this dish. The Bun Cha also left a deep impression; a dish that's the Vietnamese version of Tsukemen where the rice noodles are to be dipped in a umami sauce which was a combination of shrimp sauce and fish sauce that worked well with all the herbs to provide a refreshing flavour that was light yet flavourful.

The use of Mee Tai Mak in the Fisherman Pork Noodle Soup may not be exactly authentic in Vietnamese cuisine, but the chef at ComNam likes to create fusion dishes by using Singaporean elements in Vietnamese food. While the umami flavour hits hard with the Bun Cha, the Fisherman Pork Noodle Soup was uplifting with its homely, warm and comforting flavour — tastes and feels like a Vietnamese counterpart to a good bowl of Udon with clear broth; clean and light-tasting, yet comes with a spicy kick at the back that doesn't really try to numb the senses, but does generate the heat for those who find spiciness something "shiok" that they can never do without in any dish.

ComNam may have steered clear from serving Broken Rice, but their Lemongrass Chili Chicken Viet Fragrant Rice is something that I would go for if I am craving for a simple rice bowl dish — the coconut rice tasting like a crossover of a really light tasting Nasi Lemak and Chicken Rice; the rice gets all laced in creamy, eggs goodness when the sous-vide egg gets mixed into all the elements in the bowl. That being said, the meat-lover in me would probably go straight for the Braised Pork Claypot — a decent portion for a single person that comes with a fried egg and served with the same coconut rice on the side; the pork tender and jiggly while doused in a savoury Braised sauce that comes with a light sweetness which is immensely flavourful and fits heavier tastebuds like mine.

Of the many desserts, the Taro Sticky Rice Pudding was my favourite. Sticky rice takes the form similar to our "Bubur" desserts here, unlike the glutinous rice that we are used in Thai cuisine. The result was a mild tasting dessert that was light and easy to finish; a little earthy from the yam but also tasting a little similar to our local Tau Suan. Chunks of yam have also been included for a little bite as well as to enhance the flavours even further.

Was really surprised with ComNam's new menu — it manages to bring out an authentic taste of Vietnam with dishes out of their street food culture away from those that many people would find familiar with and the execution was done pretty well even for those with a little twist of local fusion. One of the places I would definitely be back and bringing people to if anyone was to be interested in having Vietnamese fare away from the Pho and Banh Mi that's almost everywhere these days. Thanks to the Les Amis Group for organizing the Burpple Tastemaker Eatup tonight and Burpple for the invite!

Com Gà Xào Xa Ot / Lemongrass-Chili Chicken ($9.90)

Here's one for the egg porn - with the luscious yolk flowing into a rice bowl filled with fragrant viet rice & super yummy lemongrass-chili chicken!

The subtle hints of lemongrass helped to lift up the flavors of the chicken, which was juicy, tender & perfectly marinated. For those who are chili lovers, the level of spice may be a little light to you, but feel free to add more into your rice bowl as they have sauces & condiments at every table!

Sai Gon - Fisherman Pork Noodle Soup ($12)

The previous concept of Vietnamese broken rice bowls fell short on popularity, and so ComNAm transformed its menu to street eats instead. It still retains the modern twist on the dishes, by virtue of founder Chef Nam Quoc Nguyen who has French culinary roots. Judging from the boisterous bustle on a weekday night, the revamp seems to be a hit.
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We started the tasting with the Banh Xeo, which became one of the hot favourites. It’s a thin pancake filled with prawns, pork belly slices and sprouts, complemented with greens and herbs at the side. The crispiness doesn’t stay for long after the oil soaks through, but it’s a treat chewing on the grilled pork and crunchy prawn while relishing the tangy and spicy profiles from the dipping sauce.
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The Crispy Netted Seafood Rolls are also pretty good as an starter. Made with minced seafood paste wrapped with rice paper then deep fried, the rolls can be cut into smaller pieces for sharing, and taste best dipped in the nuoc cham, a mixture of fish sauce, lime, garlic and chili padi for that all-round palate provocation.
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The highlight for me was the Fisherman Pork Noodle Soup. We shared a bowl during the tasting so I didn’t get the pork, but the soup alone was pow-wow! It was so rich, almost like downing spoonfuls of concentrated liquid prawn paste, but not overboard that you get sick of it halfway. This is the bowl to have on a rainy day or when you need a hug but your stomach receives it instead - I will be back for this.
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One item that I think needs improvement is the glutinous rice balls. The thick and mushy skins are no match to Hong Kong dessert dumplings that we are used to. If you have a sugar craving, go for the refreshing beverage concoctions like the lychee lime sparkling or the soursop pandan iced tea.
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Thanks @comnamvietstreeteats for feeding us and @burpple for the invite!

Fisherman Pork Noodle ($12)

Gloomy Friday calls for a piping hot bowl of Fisherman Pork Noodles ($12). It's essentially a bowl of Super Gao or rich prawn Mee Soup, that is so aromatic and very hearty. The suspicious looking brown blob of concentrated prawn paste, just give the bowl that added kick in the stomach (I am big of heavy Flavours) Generous seafood portion, slice pork and loaded with the usual greens, on any given day, it would be my favourite order when I am at the Vietnamese eatery.

Bánh Xèo ($12.90)

Bábh Xèo ($12.90), is simply delightful to have and to share. Pork and prawns pieces wrapped in thin, crisp pancake, is like playing peekaboo before a start of a good meal. A tad oily, but I am not complaining. Savoury fish sauce concoction is a classic and must have to dip in. If you need some good crunch of fresh herbs and greens, wrap the pancake and dip right into the sauce, to give it a more balanced taste. Be generous and keep your mouth watering for more.

Phnom Penh Noodle

Love it. Generous ingredients and portion. The soup is tasty and it is very appetizing by adding the sauce. I prefer this better than Nam Nam. Will definitely come again.

Lemongrass Chicken Ricebowl

Fragrant lemongrass chicken topped with perfectly poached egg. Too bad the rice was a little too bland

Lemongrass Chicken Rice

A pretty homely dish that came with a good rice to meat ratio, and a wobbly soft-boiled egg that most just simply can't resist to poke. A little bummed by the fact that they seemed to have changed their grains (it's now full grains instead of broken rice) and that the chicken felt that it could do with a little bit more time during marination to bring out stronger flavours. Still, it wasn't too bad, and it's something I would consider if I am longing for a comfy and soothing rice bowl.

Phnom Penh Style Noodles

A Cambodian specialty that the Vietnamese have embraced and modified, thanks to migration we get to taste a fusion of Southeast Asian flavours. A simple bowl of rice noodles in pork broth, filled with a chock full of ingredients like prawns, squid, Vietnamese ham, all sorts of pork parts, and a delicious wobbly egg. I've tried this in Saigon and the sweet, umami broth blew my mind. Here, it's not as complex but definitely slurp-worthy and very comforting.

Dinner Set Desserts

Sticky rice + ice cream, strawberry ice cream... Doesn't seem like traditional Vietnamese dessert but delicious nonetheless

Vietnamese Phnom Penh Style Pork Noodle Soup ($10.90)

Giving Nam Nam a run for its money - this bowl of pho from Com Nam was chock-full of a wide variety of ingredients and served with an onsen egg. They were super generous with their ingredients - there were prawns, pork slices and some other mystery meat thing. Whatever it was, it was pretty great. And at only $10.90, it was so worth it! The portion and quality was excellent. Plus, it wasn't crowded despite it being dinner time at City Hall. So yummy and satisfying - would definitely be back to try more!

Weekday Value Dinner Set ($15.90)

For just $15.90 nett, I got myself this amazing yet underrated, super value-for-every-penny dinner set at COMNAM.

Starting with the Green Payaya Salad with Tofu and Beef Jerky, the portion blew my mind coz this might probably be the first time of me getting 1/2 full from just having the salad. 😅

The main was Lemongrass Australian Wagyu Beef Banh Mi Bun with Sriracha Slaw and Fries. The wagyu beef had a slight chewiness (which I don't mind) because every time I chewed on it, I enjoyed the savory and flavourful sauce that was deeply marinated in the meat. So tantalizing! 😋 Just so you know, there was a sunny side up that was covered by the slices of beef. I don't have to explain how well eggs go with beef. 😍

There are a few choices for drinks and I picked Iced Viet Coffee with Condensed Milk. Right amount of sourish taste and aroma to keep me up for the night to do some reading. Just before we were about to leave the restaurant while carrying our big tummies, we recalled we still have our desserts - Strawberry Kiss Sundae. Though it tasted rather average, it's always nice to end a satisfying meal with a sweet note. 😊

FYI: COMNAM dinner sets are available on weekdays (except public holidays) from 6pm to 9pm.

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ComNam Street Eats serves Small Plates, Rice Bowl, Banh Mi Buns, Noodles and Desserts. The prices are reasonable and serve is quick, which makes this an excellent option for a quick lunch. Please read my review at www.hungryghost.sg

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