Muum Maam @ Barangaroo

We were lucky to have been given a nice spot overlooking the harbour on a Saturday night without reservation. I guess it helped because we were only two and not a big group. We were served quickly and swiftly – very professional.

Their menu boasts a great selection of Thai dishes ranging from curries, stir fried noodles and salads.

My eyes were hooked onto their papaya salad with calamari because the last time I had this dish was years ago when I was in Thailand.

I remember how spicy it was, making it hard for to enjoy it fully. I’m glad its not the same here because I truly wanted to enjoy their papaya salad. And I did.

The sweetness from the tomatoes, the tanginess from the lemon, the saltiness from the fish sauce, the crunchiness from the peanuts and the freshness from the papaya definitely makes this dish truly enjoyable to eat. Plus, the calamari was cooked beautifully.

Green Papaya Calamari Salad, cucumber, crushed peanuts, chilli and lime $25

Another dish we had a pleasure of trying was their crispy pork belly dish. I have to admit, this dish was good but a tad too salty – I think it was the chilli paste which coated the green beans and pork belly.

However, the crunchy texture from those crackers and the pork belly skin was quite satisfying to say the least.

I think this dish would be better served with a bowl of rice to counteract the saltiness but I’m kind of glad I didn’t, because I was quite full from these two dishes.

Crispy Pork Belly & Green Beans, wok tossed Prik Khing chilli paste $28

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here at Muum Maam. The prices are a bit more than the usual for a Thai restaurant but that’s because we are at Barangaroo. With our wines, the total cost for two people on a Saturday night was around $80. Not too bad.

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