Any Night is a Good Night for Nunam - Northbridge

A long and difficult day at work can get me pretty down, but on a particular Monday night, nothing was going to dampen my excitement of catching up with friends and trying out a restaurant I've been wanting to try for a while. That restaurant was Nunam. I've driven past it many-a-times, have seen photos and have read positive things about it, I couldn't wait to try it for myself. 

When I arrived at the restaurant, I was a little surprised by the atmosphere. The place felt a lot more "fine-dining" than I expected and I instantly felt under-dressed. However, my worries were quickly squashed as the maitre'd greeted us in a very friendly manner and efficiently seated us and brought water.

Scallops ($21)

After much deliberation, discussion and making sure everyone was happy, we settled on two entrees and two mains and three serves of coconut rice to share between the three of us. The first to be served was the scallops. The dish looked very pretty, delicate and inviting. We took one shell each and pretty much shoveled the scallops down. The scallops were well cooked, very tender and was still fresh. I loved how the natural flavour of the scallop dominated and the other ingredients just added aromas and delicate flavours. In the end we all picked up the shells and slurped on the broth left on it which was absolutely delicious.

Crispy Soft Shell Crab ($22)

The second dish was the one I had chosen, the crispy soft shell crab, I just can't resist soft shell crab. I believe I made an excellent choice. This salad was refreshingly delicious. The watermelon was so fresh and sweet and it was perfect, mixed with the lime dressing. The soft shell crab was cripsy, but still tender inside and was flavoursome on its own. I did accidentally chew into a chunk of red chilli and nearly burnt my tongue off, but I still thought it was a delicious dish! It was such a great combination of flavours and ingredients.

Duck Red Curry ($34)

Then it was time for the mains. First came the duck red curry. The plating made it look deceivingly small, but there was a lot to dig into. The duck was well cooked, the skin still crispy, but the meat very tender. I loved that it was duck fillet, making it very easy to eat. I usually avoid duck dishes as I find they have more hidden chunks of fat under the skin than chicken, but this duck was lean and tasty. The sauce was thick and tasty, and so delicious drizzled over the rice and eaten together. The dish also came with the eggs, which was probably not necessary, but was very well cooked. Another, unexpected, element of the dish were lychees! At first I did not realise it was lychees, but was very impressed with the flavour of the lychee eaten with the sauce.

Beef Shin Curry ($30)

The last dish of the night was the beef shin curry. We were all intrigued by the beef shin and that was the reason we chose this dish. This was another delicious dish! The beef was very tender and easily pulled apart with a spoon. The sauce, as you can see, was very indulgent being generously mixed with coconut milk. I loved how they replaced potatoes in the curry with pumpkin, and it well perfectly with the curry sauce. We all kept saying how full we were, but we couldn't stop picking at the beef!

We were all pleased by our dinner at Nunam. The service was very attentive and friendly, but most of all, all the dishes we tried really impressed us. So glad I finally got to try this place and with amazing company to boot! I would rate Nunam 9.5/10.

Restaurant information

223 Bulwer Street
Ph: 9228 8881
Instagram: @nunam_northbridge

Nunam (Nahm Thai) Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: Prices and restaurant information was true and correct on 19th Oct 2015. Prices inclusive of 10% GST.

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