Thai food is some of the tastiest in the entire world, all exotic flavours, stunning colours and plenty of healthy options. We’re big fans but it’s been awhile since we’ve been able to chat about the tasty cuisine. Until now that is.
Nahm Kitchen & Bar opened at The Oasis Shopping Centre Broadbeach recently and it is one of the very best Thai feasts we’ve ever had the pleasure of sampling.
Taking the place of Skewers, at the beach end of the mall, Nahm Kitchen & Bar is the work of a local couple Brendan and Monica Choi, who are bringing authentic Thai food with an Aussie twist to Broadbeach.
The space is made up of a well-stocked bar at one end and a kitchen slash coffee making situation at the other. The vibe is casual with high tables and low set wooden bench seats outside and a glossy tiled wall at the back boasts an intricate steel artwork that took over two months to create by hand.
Now to the exceptional eats. Thai Chef Theemachit Chit Kaen (aka Coke) has created a menu filled with dishes that will blow your mind, contemporary, flavourful and made with a whole lot of passion.
Coke and the team source much of their produce locally and make everything from scratch in-house, which is a-okay by us.
To start, the Coconut Prawns with caramelized coconut, ginger sauce and lime and the Salt and Five Spices Fried Squid were absolute winners. We could eat those again and again (and will in fact).
For mains, you can indulge in all your favourite Thai curries and stir fry’s with your choice of protein and sauce and they are indeed delicious but the Chef’s Specials are where the magic happens.
Three Flavours Crispy Fish was so very good with Barramundi fillets, lychee, pineapple, three flavours chilli sauce and coriander. Sweet and spicy and one of the best Thai dishes we’ve tried.
The Massaman Curry with slow roasted beef short rib, potato, cumin and cashew nut was melt-in-your-mouth good and we absolutely devoured that one.
Last but certainly not least, the ChooChee Curry is (amazing) smoked lamb cutlets with sneak beans and kaffir lime leaf.
All three were stunning dishes and topped off with Mango Sorbet for dessert, it was a dining experience we’ll remember for quite some time.
Drinks-wise, a sommelier was brought in to choose wines that compliment the dishes and there’s an impressive array of top notch tipples to accompany your feast.
Nahm Kitchen & Bar is the perfect addition to the Broadbeach dining scene and one you’ll come back to time and time again.
LOCATION: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
HOURS: From 11am until 9pm daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith