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Ena Recommends Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar! :)

So on the same night that my friend and I went down for the Sephora Beauty Night out, we had a late dinner after the event at Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre!

Here’s a quick review of our dinner!

Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre
This is the view of the store from where we were seated. I tried my bestest to capture the Nam Nam sign board but the light box made it impossible for my IPhone camera, hahaha.
Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre
I like how quaint the entire decor and vibe of the noodle bar was. Although right smack in the CBD area of Raffles City Shopping mall, one still feels as though she could be right next to the vietnamese road side. And of course, here’s the old school tiny cup that came with the coke can!
Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre
This was my dinner of the night, beef pho and typing this at midnight is making me saliva very badly. I LOVE IT. I am not quite sure if it’s because I was hungry or it was delicious, I believe it is more the later. What I loved about it was definitely the delicious fish sauce flavour and the lime in the soup. The meat was tender and the noodles were cooked perfectly.

I did not manage to take a shot of my friend’s dish which was a stir fry beehoon and I tried a bite and it was DELICIOUS. I did not expect it to be so delicious. So I am going to go back to eat that dish the next time.

Now time for my review!

Taste: 5/5 

As I mentioned, I loved my pho as well as my friend’s stir fry beehoon. The ingredients like meat and noodles were cooked just right and I love the authentic flavours in the dishes!

Price: 3/5

I think at SGD$9/10 per dish it is definitely on the pricey side, for a basement venue at that. But for the taste, I think it is still worth it. For young working adults like myself, we probably will head there once in a while.

Service: 3/5

 I think the service was fast, considering it was 9pm and still packed. But they could do better with more friendly staff as some of them seemed quite shy and not articulate in english. I think language barrier is not that big an issue but rather the friendliness was lacking. Maybe they are worn out from the day.

Decor & Ambience: 3/5 

I love the decor, but the ambience was not great because of the tiny space, guests are seating right next to each other so we could hear the conversations on our side and vice versa. Definitely not the place for meetings or catch ups but if you want to grab a good quick dinner with old friends, yes.

Overall verdict: 3.5 /5

Yes, if you’re a fan of Vietnamese food like me, go for it! But don’t expect the world. Though the taste is great, I would think it’s on the pricey side and expect service and ambience to be like that of the roadside stalls but interestingly situated in a mall basement. 😉

If you want to visit them, here are  the details:

NamNam Noodle Bar
Website: http://namnamnoodlebar.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/namnamnoodlebar?fref=ts

Raffles City
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-46/47, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Contact: +65 63360550
Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm (last order)

Wheelock Place
Address: 501 Orchard Road #B2-02, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Contact: +65 67351488
Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm (last order)



Foodie Galore & La Pétanque!

Salut Les Amies! Hello my friends!

Thankfully I had a very enjoyable week and I hope you had too!
This will be a very image heavy post as I will basically just post a lot of pictures from last week! ^^

First up, I am going share photos from some of the meals I’ve had last week! As I am now interning at a company located at Liat Towers, next to Wheelock, I’ve had the good fortune of having my friendly colleagues bringing me around some of the good food places around town to eat! Don’t blame me if these photos make you hungry! 😛

First up, pepper beef rice lunch at Wisma’s Food Republic! It’s from the store that sells beef noodles. Very yummy, at $6.30 per set. 🙂

As I have French classes every Tues and Thurs, I’ve taken to eating sandwiches for dinner due to the convenience. I highly recommend this ham and lettuce sandwich from Sun Moulin bakery at Shaw House’s Isetan. Priced at $3!

As my parents were away for the week, my sister and I decided to meet up for dinner and we had delicious Japanese food at a shop at Raffles City basement. I forgot to take note what is the store name. Lol. This tofu side dish is not very tasty…

But this Soft shell crab Okos is highly recommended especially if you like soft shell crab! 🙂

This sandwich is from Taka’s Deck bakery… which has very tough bread but very yummy mayonnaise! I won’t buy it again cause the bread is too hard, but if you like hard bread then you can give this a try! It’s $3. 🙂 

My sister took pics of us on the train home and made this image compilation including my second sister! 🙂

This are the stuff I bought from Watson’s member’s sale! Hahaha. Pads, LoveMore facial masks and Majorlica eyeliner all on like 50% offer! ^^ The LoveMore facial masks come in very pretty packaging like an airmail envelope, I will take a picture and upload soon. 🙂

On Saturday, I went to Siloso beach to check out the La Petanque event organized by my colleagues at FCCS. ^^

It was a super beautiful and sunny day!

A pic with the lovely Cat.

Constance hard at work in the morning keeping scores!

With the event head, Valerie, dressed in the colours of France! 🙂

I wanted to explain the Petanque rules here but I am quite lazy and wiki-pedia explains it quite clearly so I would just recommend you to read it here. As an introduction, Pétanque (French pronunciation: [petɑ̃k]) is a form of boules where the goal is, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground, to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack. It is also sometimes called a bouchon (literally “cork”) or le petit (“the small one”). The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass, sand or other surfaces.

Met my French class classmate, Yu Xin at the event and she was jumping in joy when she scored a point. 🙂

Isabella a very humorous french lady looking good while throwing the petanque ball. 😉

I did have a chance to represent FCCS and play the game but I don’t have photos to show! 😛 It’s pretty easy and fun to play! 

Lunch was at Rasa Sentosa’s Barnacles restaurant, French buffet style and it was oh-so-good! There was a wide variety of food available and unfortunately when I reach, the first round was gone and snatched up by hungry french men so I missed out a bit but still what i had, mini burgers, fish, cheese, and desserts like cream cuff and strawberry shortcake was awesome!

Met a really cute french boy, Augustine! He has really big eyes but when he smiles they become like slits, haha cute!

Next up, a vlog post followed by another post with photos from my classmate, Ser Li’s sexy 21st birthday party! ^^


<3 Scrapbooking for Family and Friends <3

I have always liked scrapbooks and I started with doing decorated mini name boards for friends and family as farewell gifts about a year back.

Recently my primary school friends Jonathan went abroad to UK, London to study so I made him this:

I bought the materials from a paper craft store at Simei, East Point Mall on the second level but very unfortunately the last time I went back this week, they either closed or moved! :'( But it is also ok… because I can buy materials at another place which I will tell you in a bit. 🙂

Basically the set I bought was a ‘Travel’ set meant to create scrapbook for your travels but it also makes sense to create paper craft gifts for friends going away. 🙂 I also bought the buttons from the same store. The ‘thickers’ alphabet stickers were bought at Spotlight if I didn’t remember wrongly. The coaster looking cardboard piece was also bought at Spotlight about a year ago. I went back wanting more but unfortunately it was either out of stock or discontinued. :/

The set comes with ribbons, papers and alphabet stickers. I bought them on offer for about $15. 🙂 Here you can see that I have cut the paper and stuck them on the cardboard. Scrapbooking tools, pencil for outlining on special papers before cutting with scissors. 😉

Next you glueeee!

Add on more decorative elements and some personalized message and Voila~! You’re done! 🙂 Heavier items will need to use liquid white glue which will become transparent when dried.

Another friend Wei Ren also left to study abroad… This time it was a bigger card to contain messages from other friends as well. 🙂

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to develop the photos professionally so it was from my home printer. Thankfully Wei Ren liked it nonetheless. 🙂

The next series of works are made using materials I bought from PaperMarket at Raffles City basement! 🙂 Surprisingly, students only needed $30 on a receipt to be members, so I was given a members card (yay!) after the purchase of two sets, one with a Baby Girl theme and another for a Girlfriends theme.

I belatedly realize all my best girlfriends are born in the last quarter of the year! September and October! Hahahah! And yes, all these paper crafts are like really belatedly birthday cards. 😛

For my girlies in Lasalle… Kat & Bini. 🙂

If you noticed, yes I did mix materials from the Travel set as well! I do take note of my friend’s personalities and preferences before I make the cards. 🙂

All these photos were printed professionally at the Kodak store at Marine Parade near Watsons. Only 25cents per photo! 🙂

For my bestie Ming~! And bestie YL~~~

And for Justin and Kim’s baby girl who just turned 1 month old, congrats! Baby Keren is so pretty! 🙂 It’s meant to be like a group card, the second page for cell group members to sign. 🙂

Then I made for my lovely sisters as well!!! I <3 my sisters. I am very blessed. We are very blessed, too blessed to be stressed! Hope you two are reading this! 🙂 <3

This is for my sister who graduated… not so recently. 😛 And enjoying friendships at work, yay!

A close up of the border, which is an original idea! 🙂Another for her more ‘private’ life. 😛 I was quite sad to find that I don’t have a recent picture with her.. But then belatedly realize there is one but it wasn’t on facebook so I forgot about it… 😛
For my sister also abroad… in UK.. (Seriously so many Singaporeans studying abroad, hahaha.) This is supposed to be a secret/surprise… Wonder if she will read this then it’s not so secret anymore! Hahahaha 😛I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I did creating all these paper craft / scrapbook layouts and writing about them!

My advice for anyone who wants to start scrapbooking would be to buy good materials, preferably those pre-packed ‘sets’ for a start, as they come in co-ordinated colours, patterns and design theme. Some even have layout ideas at the back to spark your creativity! Honestly, as you go along, it’s very easy to then go free-style and design as you like.

If you are stuck for ideas, just google! Whether it’s “Best Friend Scrapbook layout” or “Birthday Scrapbook layout” or “Baby girl scrapbook layout” there are tons of ideas and inspirations online! 😉

Next up, I will post about the ICB styling event I attended last Saturday!

I also filmed a vlog…which I will post soon! <3

God bless!