Asia’s City of Angels just got extra heavenly with nahm, a restaurant from acclaimed Chef David Thomson, after being voted as the number one restaurant in Asia in the 2014 50 Best Restaurants List from San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
After opening in September 2010, nahm quickly became a destination restaurant in Bangkok thanks to Thompson’s deep knowledge of Thai cuisine. Influenced as much by the street food of Bangkok as by centuries-old cookbooks belonging to private Thai households, his style combines big, bold flavours with meticulous attention to detail, fresh local produce and traditional cooking methods.
nahm devotees come from all over the world to savour such dishes as jungle curry of grilled salted beef with wild ginger, kaffir lime leaves and holy basil; prawns simmered in coconut cream served with smoky pork and white turmeric; steamed bamboo fish with Asian celery and yellow beans; and for dessert, durian and sweet sticky rice or crispy coconut cupcakes.
The restaurant, which is part of COMO Hotels and Resorts Group, is decked in rich golds and russets combined with raw brick pillars in a design reminiscent of the temples of the ancient Siam city of Ayutthaya. There is a terrace for poolside outdoor dining and three private dining rooms for exclusive occasions.