Namnam Greenbelt Revisited

Dinner wasn’t originally part of the plan the night I met Jap and Karen to celebrate our 15 years of friendship. What they wanted was to start drinking as early as possible. Alcohol for Karen, beer for Jap.

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I just had to whine my way into dragging them to dinner. I said I had to eat first because I had to take my meds first. That’s true. Also, I was very hungry. Thought of bringing them to Namnam because I brought one of our balikbayan friends there recently, too.

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Namnam has 3 dish sizes that you can choose from: small, medium, large. I picked small but picked several dishes because I knew I can have them eat once they see the malinamnam looking food in front of them.

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The Caramelized Patis Wings (155php) is probably one of the most popular from their menu. Easy to understand because it’s really delicious, especially for me that loves sweet-savory noms. It was also meaty and crispy.

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The Inihaw na Bacon Strips (155php) was, as expected, good. I mean, who can fuck up bacon? It was thick and grilled to perfection. Also liked the sauce they used. Wouldn’t mind having this in medium next time. All for myself.

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The Crunchy Sotanghon and Ubod Lumpia (60php) was okay. I wish it was more packed with ubod. I also wish I just ordered the Deep Fried Chorizo and Kesong Puti Lumpia. But anyway, the ubod lumpia + the spicy vinegar was a good conrast to the richness of the next dish.

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I also loved the Pinsec Frito with Tomato-Aligue Dip (150php). I loved it so much that I wanna copy it. But with more filling in the wonton! Hehehe! Btw, I haven’t had time to copy their Corn Ukoy Fritters yet. Isa pang masarap yun eh.

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I wasn’t really in the mood for dessert, but because I did not get to eat some when I was with Joel, I went ahead and got their Gata Leche Flan (85php). It was good, alright. The presence of the coconut milk was interesting. Liked the grated lime rind, too. But well… I am a leche flan purist so I’m skipping this twist next time.

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One of the waitstaff who was there that time was Gerson. I am mentioning his name again because I believe that quick and friendly service deserves to be recognized. Way to go, Gerson!

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We’d like to thank Burger Bar for the Blueberry Cheesecake they sent the birthday girl. I love that it’s a dessert in a jar! Very Pinterest-ish. :) Your Caramel Vanilla Braed Pudding looks delish too.

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Namnam has become my resto of choice for traditional and modern Pinoy food in Greenbelt. I think I will bring all my balikbayan friends here. :p

(Jap and Kar, nice seeing you girls kahit na mga lokoloko kayo na nagpapanggap na ayaw kumain pero lalamon rin pala kayo like me. *bigfatbearhugs*)

// listening to Suits – S02E08

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