Seriously don’t know what took me so long to visit Nummun Thai Kitchen. But I am so glad that I did finally! It is a 5 months old restaurant with white lights and simple deco. But I kid you not, the dishes that I have ordered were one of the best Thai food along Thomson Road!
Papaya Salad with Salted Egg is one of the dishes that I would order whenever I travel to Thailand. Yes, I know Singapore also have Papaya Salad. So why only in Thailand? This is one of the dishes that was introduced by my Thai language teacher many years ago. During then, I would only order Papaya Salad but not with salted egg. However, after I have tried it for the first time, I fell in love with it. As the salted egg yolk gives the dish a rich and slight velvety mouthfeel with every bite. Hence, I was elated to see this on the menu as not many Thai restaurants in Singapore serve it. The Papaya Salad with Salted Egg ($8) at Nummun Thai Kitchen was packed with a fiery punch. I like the acidity, the savory note as well as that powerful heat that caused my head to tingle and perspire.
Do remember to order some Thai Milk Tea ($3) or Lemongrass Tea ($3) to cool your mouth from the spicy food. I like how the sweetness of the drinks can be customised. Yes, you are right, you can ask for less sweet or more sweet depending on your preference. I would highly recommended the Thai Milk Tea as it has a strong aroma of the Thai tea leaves. Yes, it is very gao! With milk added, it is smooth and slight creamy.
As I was craving for Satay, we have decided to order the Grilled Pork Skewers (4 pcs, $8). The pork skewers are really tender with a hint of sweetness. One of the staff (maybe the boss) also recommended the Grilled Pork Neck which is more savory. He has also commented that it is his favourite and is equally tender as compare to the Pork Skewers. In short, he said it is no horse run! lol
Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($12) is another of my live live must order dish whenever I visit a Thai Restaurant. There are 2 types of Tom Yum Soup, Clear and Red) and Nummun Thai Kitchen offers both of them on their menu. However, I was feeling more of a clear soup night so we ordered the one without the coconut milk/ evaporated milk. I like how the Tom Yum soup at Nummun Thai Kitchen is very well balanced in term of the spiciness and acidity. In fact, it has a nice sweetness to it. On top of that, the serving of ingredients such as prawns, squid and mushroom is also very generous.
Last but not least, we have also ordered a Thai Basil Minced Pork Rice ($8). Although it is spicy, it is also packed with the aroma of the Thai Basil as well as the fish sauce and garlic. So much so, for a moment, it reminded me of the Thai Basil Pork in Thailand! Since we can’t pop over to the streets of Bangkok now, this is in fact one of the best that I can find now.
Nummun Thai Kitchen is just located right above Sheng Siong Supermarket in Thomson Imperial Court. It is opposite where Knockhouse Cafe and Fatboy’s the Burger Bar is. Oh yes, they are currently having a promotion. If you like their facebook page and tag 3 friends, they will give you a mango sticky rice for free. Not sure when the promotion is ending. But it does seem like a good deal. For those who are wondering, they accept Cash, Nets, Visa and Mastercards. Do check them out if you are around Thomson area. But table reservation is recommended unless you are going during off perk hours.
Nummun Thai Kitchen
200 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Imperial Court, #01-03 Singapore 574424
Tel: +65 8886 8699
Operating Hours: 11am – 3pm Lunch
5.30pm – 10.30pm Dinner
CLOSED ON MONDAY