Greenbelt is beaming with upscale go to food establishments, becoming a global playground for every hungry epicures visiting the area or just passing by. What strikes a relevant evolution in the food department is the fusion food being furnished by some restaurants. With the surge of new restaurant concepts, most of the time, diners like me find it hard to pick the kind of restaurant for the day.I was just at Greenbelt 2 last week, though I have a list of restaurants which I consider as apples of my eyes (pun intended), it would still be unfair not to visit the new players in the zone. There is this particular Filipino restaurant that is modest, in some cases it could aptly be described as unpretentious, no fuzzy logos, simple facade, even has a sister restaurant tucked above it. This particular restaurant along the west side of Greenbelt caters to the underserved markets, meaning, in this side, you wouldn't find Filipino dishes.
To fix your cravings for the countries' classic, home-spun dishes, Namnam Comfort Filipino is your answer.
When you need to describe Filipino food, we would ultimately yell "malinamnam" which means full of flavor and delicious, that's where the restaurant got the inspiration for their name, evidently. Together with diners need evolving rapidly, the concept ties in with our modern world. No more reds and orange around (these colors seem to matter in attracting ones appetite), Cream all over, with teal long cushioned chairs. To break the rich, elegant look a little, they have mounted black painted steel grills against the white painted brick walls on one side with mirrored wall on the other.
What was incomparable was how their menu was designed. The menu is divided in two, Classics and Twists. The dishes under the Classics category are the staple comfort food Filipinos grew up with. While the ones under the Twists are the chef's modern take on the classics.
Also in the menu, are a number of refreshing beverages, don't forget to wash down everything with a glass of Pandan Iced Tea.
They also serve what they call dessert beverages. These are tall-glassed frosty blends of fruits and sweets. One of the foodies I'm with had this charming Mango Pomelo Shake with mini sago pearls. I never actually tasted it but by the look of it, it's a blend of tangy and milky goodness.
|Who could resist this beauty?|
NamNam Comfort Filipino
Address: G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza St cor.,
Greenbelt Drive, Ayala Center, Makati.
Contact Numbers: (02) 625-0515