I have always love Thai food, especially after travel to Thailand myself. Thai food are best known to be extremely spicy, aromatic, fragrant, rich, sweet and sour, all of these exciting flavours.
Have heard alot of great review about Nahm Thai, they were even being mentioned in the little booklet of Australia Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide both 2009 & 2010. Especially after reading the write up about them on Gourmet Traveller, I told myself I've had to try them one day.
Went there one day spontaneously after shopping with my girly friend, we were lucky enough to secure a last minute reservation but had to be in before 6:30pm. We were driving along the quiet end of Bulwer St and try looking for the restaurant, instead we spotted Nine Fine Food but later discovered Nahm Thai is actually just next to them.
Nahm Thai is definitely not your neighbourhood traditional Thai take-away shop that sells spring rolls or your classic Thai Green curry. Think fine dining mix with Thai flavour; the decor is modern, classy with a mix of oriental using some bamboo/wooden partition and semi-see through curtain. The tiny room was dimly-lit, with candle on the table, dark painted wall and white table linen, very intimate, and modern. You wouldn't feel like you're in a Thai restaurant, but a contemporary fusion restaurant, with that putting aside, this 45 seater home to classy and contemporary Thai cuisine.
Every thing on the menu and the special board sounds interesting and new, but there are only 2 of us, we don't have such a big apetite to try everything. Instead, we head for the recommendation from other bloggers or reviewers, just so we could try their best. As the dinner come unprepared, so I didn't take my camera along with me (slap myself in forehead), we'll have to use my mate's lousy Nokia phone camera, simply due to the brightnest in the room her phone with flash finally become handy.
I couldn't agree more that the meal we had in Nahm Thai was like riding on a rollercoaster or perhaps some may say - great sex! Kudos to Chef Kevin Pham and his crew, giving us an ultra tantalizing meal, he did indeed takes Perth's Thai food or Asian food to the next level.
Food Quality: 4.5 Galloping horses (there are always room for improvement isn't it!)
Service: 4 Galloping horses
Ambience: 4 Galloping horses (1 point taken out due to the size of the restaurant, it tends to be noisy when it's full house)
Will I be back: Can't wait for my next rollercoaster ride!
p/s: Do make reservations ahead of time and if you don't like waiting for food for too long, do get in early as after 7:30pm people starts to fill up the room. And it will be difficult especially for holding an intimate conversation.
223 Bulwer St
Perth 6000 WA
Phone: (08) 9328 7500
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 6pm - 10pm