The new An Nam outlet in the YOHO MALL aims to take customers on a simpler and more relaxed everyday dining experience, which is very different from its mother branch in Lee Garden One, that runs as a fine dining Vietnamese restaurant. The setting is very welcoming, open and spacious, as it contains different elements of wood and decorative handmade rattan lamp shades. The menu mostly consists of small shareable dishes featuring flavours of Southern Vietnam, while still containing some European influence, with French ingredients and techniques.
The Viet-style shrimp toast is a delightful start to the meal. The bottom toast is crunchy and soft- centered with a plump and egg-washed shrimp paste for the topping.
Banh mi nuong tom
Saigon shrimp toast
Crunchy bread toast brushed with egg & coated with shrimp paste
The steamed rice flan is aesthetically pleasing with a few minimal toppings of spring onions, shrimp and croutons. A dash of fish sauce would be a welcomed addition to this insatiable dish. Watch out though because even though this dish looks small, it is quite filling!
Steamed rice flan in hue style
Steamed thin rice flans topped with minced shrimp, croutons & spring onion
Most of you will agree that Vietnamese meals should always include green mango salad. This version comes with grilled barbecued pork, julienned carrots, basil and peanuts for an added crunch. It is a formal refreshment, especially when dressed with their housemade vinaigrette.
We were so impressed with the beef short ribs too. The ribs are tender and succulent, the sauce is well-executed to offer the perfect sweet-tangy balance. Trust me, this amazing dish is a must order.
Goi xoai xanh bun cha bac
Green mango barbecued pork salad
Green mango salad with barbecued pork, shredded carrot, basil & peanut in An Nam dressing
Suon be xau tieu
Wok-fried beef short ribs
Wok-fried beef short ribs with honey, pepper & aged vinegar
Moving on to an irresistible main, the two gigantic river prawns are braised to perfection. They are fresh, meaty, rich and are served in a piping hot clay pot with an abundance of prawn roes in it. Wow!
Tom cang kho nuoc mam
Braised jumbo river prawns in clay pot
Braised jumbo river prawns with garlic & fish sauce in clay pot
An Nam's menu also includes a comprehensive selection of cocktails, fresh fruit smoothies and signature Vietnamese-style drip coffees. It is also has a list of innovative desserts.
We gave the two scoops of homemade ice cream a shot for our dessert. The coconut ice cream is more palate-friendly with a familiar ice cream texture, whereas the yam flavour is more like an iced-mashed taro.
Made with a young coconut, the agar agar jelly is also a dessert to sample.
Young coconut jelly
Homemade young coconut jelly with coconut ice cream
Homemade ice cream
Selection of ice cream with choice of coconut, yam, passionfruit
Coconut ice cream
Yam ice cream
The food at An Nam is unbelievably good due to the dedication from their experienced head chef. The food is truly authentic and cooked like family-fare should be. An Nam is a must if you are at the YOHO Mall!
Fresh longan & grass jelly with lotus iced tea and barley syrup
Lychee crushed with fresh lime & a touch of fresh mint
An Nam 安南
Address: Shop 1073, Level 1, YOHO MALL, 8 Long Yat Road, Yuen Long, New Territories
Telephone: 2602 6118
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-22:30