In a city where your average street food is a gastronomic delight – it is no mean feat that Nahm has made a stamp and named as one of the top five Asian restaurants in the world.
Having dined at David Thompson’s previous restaurants in Sydney, Sailors Thai and Darley Street Thai, I was very keen to try Nahm on my recent visit to Bangkok.
I’ve blogged before about some of David’s recipes and feel his food never fails to wow.
Nahm has taken Thai cuisine to another level.
This is seriously good Thai food – cooked with incredible skill. The food was hot and spicy however there was no harshness or bite – just a well rounded heat and a complexity of flavours that really does blow your mind.
We chose the banquet which has set appetisers and your choice of mains from a wide selection, and finishes with your choice of dessert.
Appetiser (entree) of betel leaves were like a Thai sang choi bao – perfectly balanced hot, sweet, sour and salty.
The chargrilled mussels were little morsels of delight but left me wanting more. There was only two tiny mussels each.
The mains, green and red curries were a masterful – I am sure I will never taste a better example of either.
The fried fish with fish sauce was nice but not on par with the other dishes – our fault we should have chosen something else, like crab salad with pomelo.
The desserts were a fantastic finale. The Khanom Buang are tiny rice flour and mung bean pancakes topped with meringue and coconut. Khanom Buang are liitle parcels of bliss made by street food vendors (which we are totally addicted to) but again Nahm takes to another level.
We also had an amazing tapioca / coconut pudding with a coconut soupy thing. It was kinda weird – but it really worked together.
Recommend booking a table in at least a week or two advance as it is always booked out for dinner.
We managed to get a table at short notice for lunch. The lunch menu is more limited compared to dinner but still allowed us experience Nahm’s offering. It cost us approximately $100 for two people (including two Singha beers).