In 2018, Thailand finally got a Michelin guide, and one of the stars landed at Nahm. I usually don’t go star-hunting, but since Nahm was at the hotel right next to ours, it also felt silly not to go. I therefore booked a table for lunch the other day. We chose the set menu which we put together from the a la carte menu and here’s what we had:
Canapes: Egg nets with prawns, wild almonds and kaffir lime, Pork and lobster with shredded ginger and Thai citron, Pineapple and chicken
Kingfish salad with pomelo, lemongrass and lime
Hot and sour soup with chicken, prawn and wild mushrooms
Clear soup of roast duck with Thai basil and young coconut
Oxtail curry with nutmeg, ginger and eggplant
Snake fruit in syrup, Thai wafers with poached persimmon and golden duck egg noodles.
Set menu: 1600THB/person
I liked the canapes the best. They looked gorgeous and showed signs of the creativity you’d expect to find at a Michelin-starred place. The other dishes were more traditional Thai. Filling, and slightly to the heavy side, but packed with all the Thai cuisine flavors that I love.
The dessert was delicious even though the roasted shallots made both Poul and I think of Danish hotdogs (they’re topped with roasted onions).
The set menu is a good deal if you want to sample as much of the menu as possible. Besides you get a more authentic dining experience by having the different types of dishes together, Thai-style. It’s a lot of food, especially if you’re like me and usually don’t eat a lot for lunch, so bring a big appetite or a hungry husband.
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