OUR STORY

After 10 years operating our business in Gouger Street, Nu Thai is finally mature enough to spread its own wings and embrace new opportunities. Nu Thai moved from Gouger Street to Morphett Street in October 2014, where a bigger premise was found to provide a better atmosphere for the customer to dine. New menus were recently created by owner and head chef of Nu Thai – Thomas Ng whom carries the title of Adelaide’s very own ‘Iron Chef’.

About Thomas

Full of passion in culinary, Thomas Ng creates a pungent and fragrant Thai delicacy. The combination of tradition and creativity give brand-new energy to Thai dishes in Nu Thai.

As far as he can remember, Thomas Ng has had a love affair with good food.

Thomas grew up in Hong Kong – a "Gourmet Paradise" and "World's Fair of Food". This has given Thomas a huge opportunity to get expose in variety of food in every class since he was very young. Some of his earliest memories were going to the central market (a huge market across the road of Thomas's family apartment) with his mum to purchase fresh ingredients for daily cooking. The power of those memories still conjure up excitement; the smells, the noises, the varieties, the colours, the vibrancy of Asian central market.

Thomas Ng worked part time as a dishwasher steward since he was 14 years old. He became active and serious in kitchen when he turned into 16 years old and sees this as an opportunity for his future career. After 3 years working full time at a high-end Asian Restaurant, Thomas had moved from a dishwasher steward to the youngest Commis Chef at the time.

However, Thomas's mum decided to send him to further his study in Adelaide. Without disappointing his beloved mum, Thomas came to Adelaide in 1999 to study 'IT'. Upon completion of his diploma in IT, Thomas had decided to go back to kitchen due to his strong interest and passion in culinary and food.

After a couple of years working in one of the best Asian Restaurant in Adelaide, Thomas Ng found himself a golden opportunity in Gouger Street. He decided to take over the current Thai Restaurant with his mate. With all the savings he had and support from his family, a new 'Nu Thai' finally open its door in Year 2004 and awarded the Best Thai Restaurant – Restaurant & Catering SA in the following year.

For the last 12 years, Thomas Ng continues a hands-on mentoring, cooking, and management in Nu Thai. His enthusiasm for new creativity and strive for authentic flavours has won him 2011 - Hall of Fame Thai Category by Restaurant & Catering SA.

AWARDS

Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence
2011, Thai - Hall of Fame
2010, Winner, Best Thai
2009, Winner, Best Thai
2008, Winner, Best Thai
2007, Finalist, Best Thai
2006, Winner, Best Thai
2005, Winner, Best Thai
2004, Finalist, Best Thai

The Advertiser Adelaide Food Awards
2006, Winner, Best Asian

Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence
2010, Finalist, Best Thai
2009, Finalist, Best Thai
2008, Finalist, Best Thai
2006, Finalist, Best Thai
2005, Finalist, Best Thai

REVIEWS

“I tried the "coffee duck" which is duck wrapped in prawns with a coffee glaze. I also had the coconut rice. The food was a feast for the senses, beautifully presented and with delicate textures and flavors that left a really strong impression on my taste buds. It was excellent!” - Google User

“Absolutely one of the best Thai cuisines in Adelaide! Delicious dishes that are cooked to perfection. Service was awesome! Can't wait for a next visit.” - Google User

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