We wanted to go out with our children and their respective girlfriends and we were looking for something different... We had been to Mecha Noodle Bar in Fairfield, CT, but my wife and I thought that it would be too expensive for the seven of us.
We went looking for similar places online and found Nom-eez in Bridgeport. Closer than any other place we could find.
One of my sons made the comment that from the looks of it, it seemed like a "Hipster-type" of place.
Boy, was he right!!
We got there and the first thing to notice is that there are no tables. You sit bar style on heavy metal and wood stools. This means that if the place is full, you are probably going to sit next to a stranger. No problem for us, as there were seven of us and the place was not full on a Sunday evening.
The staff was very nice. We told them we were waiting for some other people and they offer us ice water.
My wife noticed that the register was manned by a couple of white people and because this is a noodle bar, the kitchen staff was mostly Latin American people!!
Her comment was: "I thought you said it was a Vietnamese Place..."
There was some indecision about what to order, but in the end, we were all there for the Pho.
The menu has some nice selections of Noodles and Soups and the appetizers are quite varied and interesting.
We ordered the Pork Belly Baos, The Pho-Ramen, the Wonton Soup and the Shrimp and Coconut Soup. My son's girlfriend is Vegan and she ordered the Stir-Fry.
My wife said that she was not hungry and ordered an iced coffee.
The food took time to get to us, and like most noodle bars, the portions are huge!!
These could easily be shared and feed probably more than two people.
The Pho-Ramen is a richer version of their pho made with Ramen noodles, pork belly, and a perfect egg.
My Shrimp and coconut soup had the flavor of Kaffir lime, turmeric, lemon grass, and ginger. The shrimp dumplings, thick rice noodles, bean sprouts, mint, papaya, and lime complemented the flavors to make an excellent dinner.
Like I mentioned, is a "Hipster place". Which kind of makes it a little on the expensive side. With entrees between $10 and $15.
They had Peking Duck on the menu ($32) so I probably have to go back sometime...
The pork belly baos were really nice and fresh and the experience was absolutely delicious.
It's a place to go with your significant other and not with a large family! ;-)
Nom eez is located at 2992 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport CT.