Nahm Thai, or Nunam as it is now to be known, on Bulwer street in Northbridge has just started doing breakfasts. They’re widely known for their excellent Thai meals and it was about time we got to try something just a little bit different for breakfast.
The interior is just wonderful, it’s got all the sophistication and flair they bring to the dinner table and it feels even more so with early morning eyes.
They were easily able to seat the six of us and we were provided with menus and water promptly. We were happy to chat amongst ourselves and take time to make up our minds for our meals which worked out well as it was a little while before our orders were taken.
The menu is a really interesting Asian take on breakfast with some more traditional options as well, there’s things for the more bold souls and those who play it safe. We went for a bit of both!
Our lattes were nice and creamy though a hit hot initially. The flavour was decent for a recent opening, but we tried a second and weren’t impressed. There’s still some issues to iron out here but they haven’t been doing it long.
Without a doubt the meal of the day, and what we came for was the black sticky rice with cashew praline and coconut. We are massive fans of a good black sticky rice, and this one had such lovely flavours that make a really unique, slightly sweet breakfast. The texture was great too, the crunch of the cashew praline really pulled it all together.
The most adventurous of the breakfasts was a rice congee, a kind of rice porridge or soup, served with 63 eggs and crispy bacon. The bacon was delicious, and when they say crispy they really mean it, it added a great crunch element on its own or with the soup and we would have liked more of it. We would prefer the dish to be hotter, either in the soup or in the rice porridge underneath. It really would have helped bring out some of the flavour in it the soup that gets lost when its lukewarm. We are quite happy to eat slow cooked eggs which tend to be runnier, but in the soup this effect is amplified so it may put some diners off. All this being said, we would order it again.
You’ll also find some more familiar favourites:
Salmon, Asparagus and Poached Eggs on Toast
The best of those was the Cheddar and Chive Scrambled Eggs with Bacon on Toast –
Nunam is definitely something a little different for breakfast. If you’re fond of Asian food, or just breakfast, you’ll find something to love here!