I was pretty excited to see that a new Vietnamese restaurant opened in downtown South Bend. Located in the old Siam Thai location on Main Street, Nom Nom Pho is a wonderful addition to downtown. The prices are extremely reasonable, the food is great, and the interior is inviting. Don’t let the orange cones from the Smart Streets project deter you from stopping – there’s usually plenty of parking just around the corner on Colfax.
I love lemongrass chicken, so I decided to order the lemongrass chicken sautéed in coconut milk over vermicelli noodles (pictured above). It’s also available over rice. It was delicious and came in a huge bowl. We ordered the spicy roll for an appetizer, which was a fried spring roll wrapped with lettuce, cucumber, Sriracha, and then rolled in a regular spring roll wrapper. It was also really good. In fact, both dishes were so good that I went back a week later for lunch and ordered the exact same thing. They do offer a smaller lunch menu where most entrees are only $6.99. The portions are just as huge.
Their full menu is extensive and is available on their Facebook page. In addition to Vietnamese food, they also offer some Thai options.