nahm – Award Winning Restaurant COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
Consistently ranked among the finest restaurants in the world, and with a Michelin star chef at the helm, Nahm serves Thai cuisine prepared according to ancient recipes with a focus on how the flavours and textures of premium quality ingredients interact together. For longstanding visitor to Bangkok or even if it’s your first time eating traditional Thai food, Nahm will both surprise and delight you with fantastic dishes.
The cuisine is distinctly Thai and immensely popular with the locals, the business and the expat community.
INTERIORS + LOCATION
Nahm occupies the ground floor of COMO Metropolitan Bangkok on Sathorn Road. Beyond the restaurants’ acclaimed culinary genius, the interiors of the restaurant is created by Atelier Ikebuchi, the 2009 designer of the year of the President’s Design Award Singapore.
This 112-seat restaurant presents a relaxed ambience that blends abstract Thai motifs with a clean, cosmopolitan aesthetic. Textured, rusty-red Laterite brick columns are the most prominent feature of the space. There are private room screen off with hand-crafted wooden screens of weave-like design for privacy. The modern upholstery in Thai silk and exudes a luxurious feel.
Visually striking, guests may dine within its cool interiors or out on the terrace, surrounded by the hotel swimming pool and a water feature.
With a Michelin star chef at the helm, Nahm serves Thai cuisine prepared according to ancient recipes with strong bold, fresh flavours of traditional Thai cuisine.
Get ready for flavour as Chef Prin Polsuk and his team cooks some of the distinct flavours that are an unmistakable blend of perfectly balanced taste. The focus is on how the flavours and textures of premium quality ingredients interact together.
The balance in taste of sweet, spicy, salty and sour is addictive.
The flavours on the plate, has heat, sourness, smoke and bitterness to tease your palate. It is unbelievably delicious and spicy!
RICE TO TAKE THE SPICE
The best way to eat Thai cuisines and curries is with a nice plate of new rice. Thai food is meant to be eaten together; the mingling of taste is best described as a mixture of all the dishes with the binder and base as the new rice.
Everything is eaten together to experience the layer of flavours mingled with the spicy, smoky, oily, creamy taste.
The fresh herbs and aromatics provide a breath of freshness. Get ready for the full burst of flavour. I was surprised and delighted with the dining experience.
Dining at Nahm is to experience a real adventure in tasting authentic Thai cuisine. For serious gourmets, it is an excellent taste test of rare ingredients from all regions of Thailand.
Diners are free to choose a la carte or order the set menu. We decided to try the recommend the set menu option to experience the powerful and painstakingly balanced flavours synonymous with Thai cuisine.
We look forward to tasting traditional Thai cuisine, with spicy heavily flavoured succulent morsels of meat, shell fish and fish.
Our introduction to Thai cuisine began with Londoners’ favourite amuse-bouche called ‘ma hor’. A spoonful of chewy concoction of mined shrimp, chicken and nuts reduced in palm sugar in placed on top of a slice of pineapple.
LUNCH IS SERVED
The next canapés features two delicious triangles of egg nets with prawns, wild almonds and kaffir lime.
The next courses of the set are served together in traditional Thai style, consisting of two salads, clear Tom Yum Goong soup, and a chicken soup with plump straw mushrooms. Watch out for that unmistakable chilli and lime kick!
The salad options are refreshing and imaginative. We liked the lemongrass sprig salad of prawns, squid and pork with toasted coconut.
The rest of the dishes are beautifully seasoned and so delicious that we lost track of the names. The set lunch takes over two hours to finish, as food at Nahm is to be savoured and mused over.
A suitable end to every meal is the desserts taken from antiquity. Tropical fruit, beans, and vegetables are featured and, prepared around a staple of coconut milk. ‘Nam Keng Sai’ (shaved ice dessert) is a staple of Thai dining. It has seasonal fruits and vegetables hidden beneath the coconut milk and mini-mountain of ice.
Our all-time favourite is the classic Thai dessert of mango and sticky rice. This dessert is heavily covered in thick coconut cream and garnished with sesame.
Nahm is open for lunch from 12:00 – 14:00 (set menu 1,100 baht ++) and dinner from 19:00 to 22:30 (set menu 1700 baht ++). The menus are similar for both sittings; however the dinner menu is more extensive and offers more courses for the set menu. Dessert menu here.
Lunch | Monday to Friday | 12pm to 2pm
Dinner Daily | 7pm to 10.30pm (last order)
T. +66 2 625 3388