When I first heard about Nom Nom Asia, it was the quirky name that got my attention. I also kept seeing drool worthy pictures of the food served in the restaurant on social media. I was wondering whether the food in Nom Nom Asia can make me go Om Nomnom. Let’s find out.
Just a few days back, my friend and I decided to visit Nomnom Asia for lunch. As we are not very familiar with Barsha, we decided to take the help of our trusted friend GPS and within a matter of few minutes we reached the restaurant. Nom Nom Asia is located on the ground floor of Barsha Oasis Building, opposite Al Maya Supermarket in Barsha.
As we went there on a weekday early afternoon, it was not crowded. But we did notice the fact that their phone was busy with delivery orders.
Nom Nom Asia is a quaint little restaurant. It has simple and minimalistic decor. Unlike the regular Chinese restaurant the decor is not the usual black and red. The place is done up tastefully in shades of white. The walls are filled with Asian inspired art frames. We found the place very Cosy, homey and unpretentious.
Nom Nom Asia offers Indo Chinese and authentic Thai cuisine. We got to meet their humble and down to earth Thai chef who is in charge of the Thai cooking. Their menu is elaborate. We were certainly impressed, but I must confess I was a bit doubtful and wondering whether they will be able to do justice to all the dishes they were serving. Yes, they did an amazing job and let me tell you about my culinary journey at Nom Nom Asia.
Papaya Salad/Som Tam Salad- It is a popular salad in Thailand. It was perfectly made with the freshest of ingredients and it tasted authentic, crunchy and delicious.
Crispy Vegetables-Batter fried vegetables tossed with Chilli garlic sauce had the right mix of crispness and sauciness. It was freshly made and served hot. Yes, we loved this tongue tickling appetizer.
Steamed Wontons- We had the veggie steamed wonton. It had flour wrapper stuffed with minced veggies and herbs. It had wok tossed sauce below and on the top, it had freshly chopped spring onions. It was bursting with flavors and tasted delicious.
Pepper Chilli Tossed Tofu- This is one of Nom Nom Asia’s signature dish and we had to try it. Tofu is tossed with ginger,garlic, spring onions and cilantro in a wok. This is one of the Indo Chinese specialities. My friend is not a fan of tofu and it took me by surprise to see her relishing this. A definite must-try. It was excellent.
We had Crispy Burnt Garlic Fried Rice, Thai Cashew Stir Fry and Red Curry for our main course.
Thai Cashew Stir Fry- It is one of the main stir fry dishes in Thailand. We had the vegetable one with red sauce, cashew nuts, bell peppers and water chestnuts. It had the right touch of flavor and texture.
After eating so much, you must have thought that I will skip dessert this one time, no way. Their dessert menu is limited. We had the Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango and Fried Ice Cream.
Don’t even think about leaving the restaurant without having the fried ice cream. Warm crispy bread shell had a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside and it was sprinkled with crushed almonds and topped with chocolate. It tastes heavenly.
At Nom Nom Asia they only use the freshest of ingredients and they don’t use any taste enhancers and all their food is Monosodium glutamate free. The pricing is pocket friendly and the portion size is good. The service is quick and efficient.
Well, now for the earlier question of whether the food made me go Om Nomnom. Totally! It is a hidden gem in Barsha and certainly worth visiting. Vegetarians rejoice, the kind of variety they offer at Nom Nom Asia is mind boggling.
Nom Nom Asia also does catering and delivery.