This Tuesday, we were invited to try the food at Nom Nom Asia by Hyperlinks Media. We are thankful to them for introducing us to this hidden gem. ( We are relatively new to Dubai and did not know about this restaurant.)
The restaurant is situated in Al Barsha and offers indo- Chinese and authentic Thai food. GPS helped us to reach us there on time.
The restaurant is small and cozy with seats arranged in a row. There is outdoor seating as well. I loved the white wall full of frames with reference to South East Asian culture. and the brightly lit interiors. A full-length mirror at the end of the restaurant gives you the feeling of larger space.
We went at around 7 PM, the place was not crowded, but we could hear the phone buzzing continuously and the online orders being dispatched.
They have a very elaborate menu and we were spoilt for choices. The food is customizable and you can choose what key ingredient you want to add to the dish. (Veggies, Chicken, lamb, beef, seafood)
So we started off with the chicken Manchow soup, Wings In Sichuan Spicy Sauce and Thai Satay for starters.
The chicken Manchow soup tasted really good with an interesting blend of flavors that I cannot describe. Being an avid fan of chicken Manchow soup, I loved this at my very first sip.
The next was Chicken wings Sichuan Spicy sauce, just the way I was craving for. It was spicy and tasted really great with tiny pieces of garlic and onions adding to the texture. The chicken was succulent and soft. The Sauce was not too dry and just perfect.
Thai Satay chicken is one of my favorite dishes and I wasn’t very happy about the dish here. The peanut sauce was yummy though. It felt the satay was a bit hard and chewy, could be my fault because I spent a lot of time taking photos instead of eating it piping hot.
Mr. M too liked the Soup and the chicken wings.
For the main course, we were suggested by the manager there to try the Chilly spicy sauce (chicken) and we ordered the Thai flat noodles with prawns (Pad See Yu) along with it.
I was trying the Thai flat noodles for the first time and I loved the flavors in it. .Mr. M did not like the prawns. though ( I don’t eat prawns). The sauce was very yummy with the right amount of spice and had a generous quantity of soft juicy chicken.
For drinks, we had Thai cooler and the lemongrass ginger cooler. They both tasted pretty much the same and okay. I should have tried the Thai coconut water instead. Next time!
We were already full, as the portion size of each item was good, but we had to try their signature dessert.
Last but not the least, for the desserts we had the famous ‘fried ice cream’. The fried crispy bread ball had vanilla ice cream inside and this was dipped in the chocolate dip and garnished with grated almonds. This is what the chocolate and ice-cream lovers call the heaven.
The prices are reasonable and the food is worth the money spent. It costs around 130-150 AED for two people. The place was maintained very clean and neat. The person who attended us was friendly and recommended us great stuff.
Here are my ratings:
Value for money: 4.5/5
Overall rating 4/5
I am looking forward to trying other stuff on their menu.
Have you been to this place? Which is your favorite South East Asian delicacy? Comment Below