The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Revisit: Thai @ Nahm, Vietnamese & Thai (Elements), Hong Kong

I am still buzzing from our weekend in Penang, however we returned back to Hong Kong last night, and it's back to the daily grind for us. There are photos to sort through and I am still writing up about our trip to Australia, but I'm taking a little break from all that holiday writing to recount a revisit to this nice Thai/Viet restaurant in the mall downstairs. I was at Nahm last time about six months ago with my parents just before they left HK, and we all enjoyed the food. Hubby couldn't join us for that dinner due to work commitments, but last weekend he got to experience the delicious food at Nahm when we went there for lunch. The restaurant was as popular as it always has been, but we managed to get a table without advance reservations (dinner time is a different story). The menu was the same for both lunch and dinner time, so I got to order a couple of my favourite dishes from last time.

The boy wanted noodles, so we ordered for him a bowl of Fried Udon with Grilled Pork Sirloin and Braised Black Mushroom. It came out very quickly and was quite tasty which meant that most of it got eaten quite willingly without fuss (but not without some mess). The pork was very tender and easy to chew for young jaws:

One of my favourite Thai food is the Green Papaya and Mango Salad. This one came with fresh cooked prawns and sesame, and was all of sweet, sour and salty at the same time:

Roasted Game Hen stuffed with Turmeric, Rice and Lemongrass in Tamarind Chili Yam. I liked this a lot last time so I ordered this dish again for hubby to try. He concurred that it was indeed delicious:

The turmeric rice stuffing was just lovely when soaked with the sweet tamarind sauce:

Coconut Prawn with Grilled Pineapple and Ginger Sauce. This was under the small dishes section, but the five large prawns proved to be too much for us. It was really good though, and would be worth ordering for larger groups (or with less number of dishes). The prawn had a crispy coating with thin strips of coconut flesh, and the sweet ginger sauce was a good accompaniment:

There's always room for dessert (for hubby anyway), and a serving of Coconut Sticky Rice Ball and Lychee in Yellow Ginger Soup was ordered. This was quite enjoyable, and the chewy coconut-flavoured glutinous rice balls paired well with the lychees and the turmeric ginger soup:

This was another great meal from Nahm with consistent quality from the kitchen.

Nahm, Vietnamese & Thai
Shop 1044-1045
1st Floor,
1 Austin Road West
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel. +85 2 2810 7575
Online booking available at tablemap


  1. I should pay a visit to Nahm!!! ;)

  2. Yes, it's certainly worth a visit if you're in the are :)