So the real reason why we were here at Nummun Thai Kitchen? For the Crab Meat Omelette.
A few of my friends wanted to fly over for Bangkok’s Raan Jay Fai to try their renowned Crab Omelette, but passport issues have caused some delay.
They decided to go for the ‘next best alternative’.
We heard about Nummun Thai Kitchen located on Upper Thomson Road that sells homely Thai food.
(So another lesson learnt is: you may want to reserve the Crab Omelette first, because the first time I was there, it was not available.)
Surrounded by a fuss-free interior that may just bring you to Thailand, the usual Thai dishes are up for grabs at affordable prices.
Similar to many other local Thai eateries, Nummun serves up a spectrum of dishes from seafood, rice, noodles, vegetable, eggs, appetisers, meats, soups, salads to desserts.
Stand-out dishes included the Grilled Pork Skewers aka Moo Ping ($8), Grilled Pork Neck ($9), Papaya Salad with Salted Egg ($8), Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($12), Pork Trotter ($28), Stir Fried Spicy Chicken ($10), Stir Fried Yellow Curry Crab ($28), Crispy Fried Egg Salad ($7), to Pineapple Fried Rice ($8).
Nummun also has some less common dishes on the menu, which makes it more possible for return visits.
Okay, let’s start with the star dish.
The first thing my friends commented was, ”Eh… how come look different from the TikTok video?” (I usually leave reservations to my friends, so I don’t get ‘star’ treatment. Haha.)
In photos elsewhere, there was an obvious crispy-outer layer encapsulating the inner egg and crab meat, looking like a pillow (which is closer to Jay Fai’s version).
This looked more ‘scattered’ and paler-looking without the usual attractive golden-yellow colour.
To be fair, the egg was fluffy and moist, with considerable amount of fresh and sweet blue swimmer crab meat.
I tried Jay Fai’s version before she received the Michelin star and all, but hers was more compact and packed with crab meat, but I would say Nummun’s take was not bad.
The dish I enjoyed was the Green Curry Chicken ($10) – rich, almost creamy, with a little bit of heat.
The broth was thickened by the coconut milk for a smooth consistency, which coats each chunk of chicken generously.
For a soup dish, the Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($12) came in clear or creamy. The creamy version has evaporated milk and spice paste added to it, giving it a different mouthfeel and taste.
The Tom Yum was more spicy than sour (though could up both a few notches, I think they were probably considering the family diners which may prefer something more muted), but generously packed with prawns, squid and other ingredients.
Remember to have your dishes with a steaming bowl of White Rice ($1). If not, the Pineapple Fried Rice ($8) or Thai Seafood Fried Rice ($8) is great on its own.
The desserts at Nummun Thai are some of the most affordable dishes on the menu. A plate of Mango Sticky Rice ($6) and Coconut Ice Cream with Red Ruby ($6) are timeless Thai classics at a cheaper price than most places.
Nummun Thai Kitchen
200 Upper Thomson Road #01-03, Thomson Imperial Court, Singapore 574424
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Dean Ang. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.