Service with a smile at this delightful pan-Asian lunch spot
Prawn Pad Thai at Nama Baru
Nama Baru is closed, and in the process of relocating to a larger space nearby
With a kitchen no bigger than an elevator, this is a small but perfectly formed spot for a lunchtime fix of pad thai noodles and South-East Asian curries. The husband (chef) and wife (front of house) owners are from Santos, and chef Ique learnt his craft at the helm of a pub kitchen in London – so it’s hardly what you’d call ‘authentic Asian’, but the food is simple, beautifully presented and delicious nonetheless. The Buda salad (R$27) is a must-try – an explosion of taste and texture with crunchy tempura squid, raw vegetable julienne, coriander, Thai mint and peanuts. The geng han lae (R$32) – a heavy curry with slow-roast pork belly and tamarind – is ideal for bigger appetites.
from R$ 27 to R$ 44; lunch R$25
Open noon-3pm Tue-Fri; noon-5pm Sat, Sun
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