Looking for a great place for a date or just really want to try a new culinary journey, Royal Oak’s roundabout has a beautifully decorated Fusion restaurant called Nanam that will impress anyone who is a food snob. Nanam's dishes are completely unique, not found anywhere else and they do them extremely well – they constantly experiment with different flavours and still stick to their ethnic roots.
Their Sisig, TacoPaos and Dinuguan are not to be missed!!
Nanam have enthusiastic staff who more than happy to educate you on your Nanam journey. Even if you’re a foodie veteran, there will be some dishes that may need to explaining to you. The guys and gals know what’s good (everything) and can help with any of your eating needs. There may be some things that may not have been explained but they will find out for you (The black fungus in the broccoli for example)
They charge Ponsonby prices which may seem quite pretentious for the portions that you get however it is the price of admission to eat at such an unique restaurant. Their mains are at least $24 and aren’t entirely generous however the taste if what you’re paying for.
The quantities may seem small for mains but you have to the Pica-pica dishes (Appetisers) to truly enjoy your meals – it will complete your dining experience at Nanam. This is not a typical restaurant – it is best described as Phillipino fusion. You will find that it is a strong meat and garlic foundation at Nanam but they know how to infuse the different Eastern and Western cuisines together in harmony.
Their Sisig and TacoPao’s are a great example of this:
Sisig being their chicken heart and water chestnut salsa brings out the Spanish and Peking duck fusion.
TacoPaos are basically Chinese styled buns with delicious pulled pork – the flavours are spot on and wish we could eat a lot more!