Naam Thai Restaurant Grand Lapa Resort Macau 灆泰國菜餐廳

The plane landed in Macau on time but we were stranded at the airport. The weather was terribly bad with the typhoon looming. All ground personnel at the runway were recalled to safety inside the terminal buildings. My fellow passengers were frantically whipping out their handphones rescheduling appointments, instructing hotel drivers or advising family members that they would have to wait till we were cleared to leave the aircraft. After about 45 minutes to an hour, we were allowed to disembark.

I dropped off my luggage at the hotel and had a quick freshen-up before joining my friends for dinner at Naam Thai Restaurant Grand Lapa Resort Macau 灆泰國菜餐廳.

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

Naam Thai Restaurant at Grand Lapa Resort Macau
灆泰國菜餐廳

“Overlooking beautifully landscaped swimming pool and lush tropical gardens, NAAM enjoys an idyllically peaceful setting in which to serve the magnificent tastes of authentic Thai cooking.

Using only the freshest produce and finest herbs and spices, our experienced culinary team presents an array of enticing dishes for lunch and dinner with a special Thai Bento set lunch available on weekdays.

Named after the Thai word for water, NAAM’s design is based around a stunning central pond and glass panel walls that create a relaxed, contemporary feel.” – Grand Lapa Macau

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

GAI HOR BAI TOEY (top right)
Deep-fried marinated chicken wrapped in pandanus leave
炸班蘭葉雞
MOP100
Or you can choose to have the Sampler: Sampler of Appetizers 自選小食配搭
2 selections 兩款 MOP 135
3 selections 三款 MOP 185
4 selections 四款 MOP 240

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

PHO PIA THORD JAY
Deep-fried vegetable spring rolls
炸素菜春卷
MOP78

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

MIXED SATAY
Siamese marinated beef and chicken with peanut sauce
牛肉及雞肉沙嗲
MOP100

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

THORD MUN GOONG
Shrimp cakes with sweet and sour dip
炸蝦餅配甜酸醬
MOP105

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

THORD MUN PLA
Fish cakes with Thai spices and marinated cucumber
泰式辣魚餅伴醃青瓜
MOP105

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

TOM YAM
Spicy soup with your choice of prawns or mixed seafood with lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves
冬蔭功酸辣湯選配蝦或雜綿海鮮
MOP S-95 M-170 L-240
This was either a small or medium sized portion.

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

YAM SOM-O
Herbed pomelo salad with prawns
香草柚子蝦沙律
MOP100

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

POO PHAD PONG GAREE
Stir-fried crab in yellow curry powder
香辣黃咖喱炒蟹
MOP350

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

KHAO SRI
Fried rice with prawns, cashew nut, pineapple and mixed vegetables with yellow curry powder
鮮蝦腰果菠蘿炒飯配黃咖哩醬
MOP160

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

GAENG KIEW WAAN
Green curry with your choice of prawns, chicken, pork or beef
青咖喱 – 選配蝦、雞肉、豬肉或牛肉
We had chicken.

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

KOR MOO YANG
Grilled pork neck with spicy sauce
辣汁燒豬頸肉
MOP185

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

YAM NUEA YANG
Grilled beef salad with lime sauce
泰式碳燒牛肉沙律
MOP105

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

GAENG MASSAMAN
Massaman curry with your choice of chicken or beef with potato and peanut
馬沙文咖喱薯仔 – 選配雞肉或牛肉
We had beef.

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

PHAD GRAPROW
Your choice of minced chicken, pork, beef or prawns stir-fried with spicy Thai hot basil
選炒雞肉、豬肉、牛肉或蝦配辣紫蘇葉
MOP200
We had pork.

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

PHAD KANA PLA KEM
Stir-fried kale with salted fishes
鹹魚炒芥蘭
MOP100

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

KAMOO TOON
Simmer-cooked pork leg in soya sauce served with spicy sauce and kale
辣汁豉油炆豬手
MOP210

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

KAMOO TOON (same item as above)
Simmer-cooked pork leg in soya sauce served with spicy sauce and kale
辣汁豉油炆豬手
MOP210

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

KHAO NIEW MA-MUANG
Mango and sweet sticky rice
芒果糯米飯
MOP100

My HK friends insisted the dishes were better tasting when Naam was under the management of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and although I could not compare (this is my first visit to Naam) I do agree with them that not every dish was good.

It is hard to identify which item I liked best but from the Sampler of Appetisers, I enjoyed the crispy Deep-fried Vegetable Spring Roll, tender Mixed Satay and succulent Shrimp Cakes. The Pandan Chicken, however, was uninspired and dry.

The Fish Cakes and Tom Yam Soup were ordinary but the lightly spiced and refreshing Pomelo Salad compensated immediately.

While the crab was fresh, the yellow curry was diluted and dull.

Pineapple Rice had nothing to shout about. My favour was with the Green Curry Chicken and plain rice.

I thought the Grilled Pork Neck was tasty and tender but my girlfriend did not appreciate it as much.

The Grilled Beef Salad was a tad stringy and hence tough.

The Massaman Curry Beef was tender and would have garnered my complete vote had the garlic not been raw.

8 of us adored the fragrant Phad Graprow and crunchy stir-fried Kale with Salted Fish.

The Pork Leg in Soya Sauce was uninteresting and there was more than enough left over of it for us to dabao (take-away) back as supper.

The Mango was sweet and the two types of Sweet Sticky Rice added a nice tender yet chewy texture to the dessert.

We wanted fish and duck in red curry but those and a few more items were not available. In the end, Naam had failed to impress most of the diners at our table.

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau

Naam Thai Restaurant at Grand Lapa Resort Macau
灆泰國菜餐廳

Naam Thai Restaurant Macau 灆泰國菜餐廳
Address: 新口岸友誼大馬路956-1110號澳門金麗華酒店
Grand LAPA Macau.
956-1110 Avenida da Amizade,
Porto Exterior.
Macau.

Opening hours: (Closed on Mondays)
Lunch: 12 – 2:30pm (Tue – Sun)

Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Tue – Sun)

Tel: (+853) 8793 4818

Date visited: 17th July 2014

Happy eating 🙂

P.S. I made 2 trips to Macau in July 2014 (4th-7th and 17th-22nd). MOP is Macau currency.

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Comments
2 Responses to “Naam Thai Restaurant Grand Lapa Resort Macau 灆泰國菜餐廳”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Large resort restaurants often promise a lot, but fail to deliver. A shame. It looks good though. 🙂

  2. Liked … ME and the Boss

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