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Nan Men Catering Company

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published June 6th 2022
Opened not too long ago, Nan Men Catering Company specialises in offering Chinese cuisine. The range of dishes is quite wide, covering both those suitable for a single diner and a small group.

The beef brisket in the Braised Beef Brisket in Noodle Soup retained a bit of bite and the flat rice noodles were not too soft. The broth that the ingredients were cooked in had a subtle savoury flavour and sprigs of coriander imparted a hint of its distinctive taste to the broth.

Nan Men Catering Company, Braised Beef Brisket in Noodle Soup, Adelaide
Braised Beed Brisket in Noodle Soup (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The portion size of the Fried River Shrimp allowed it to be easily shared. The river shrimps had a nice crunch to them. The seasoning that the shrimps were tossed in gave them their salty flavour and spring onions provided a bit of onion flavour. They are best enjoyed with something plain to act as a foil to their saltiness.

Nan Men Catering Company, Fried River Shrimp, Adelaide
Fried River Shrimp (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A good dish for a single diner, the Green Pepper Shredded Pork Rice had pork that was cooked just right. A change of texture and a bit of sweetness were provided by the capsicum. The sauce that the pork was cooked in imparted a delectable savoury flavour without making the bed of rice too soggy.

Nan Men Catering Company, Green Pepper Shredded Pork Rice, Adelaide
Green Pepper Shredded Pork Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Available to be ordered in one of two serving sizes, their Pork Dumplings had a lovely juicy filling and the dumpling skin was not too thick. We particularly liked the crispy 'pastry web' which gave the dish an eye-catching appearance. Sauces were provided at each table for diners to make their own dipping sauces.

Nan Men Catering Company, Pork Dumplings, Adelaide
Pork Dumplings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Compared to their dumplings, the 'skin' of the filled pancakes was thicker but still not too chewy. Both the Chinese Chive & Egg Pancake and Pork & Spring Onion Pancake that we ordered had juicy fillings, with the former having a more subtle flavour. They were both cooked sufficiently to give them a golden-brown colour and a nice crispy exterior.

Nan Men Catering Company, Chinese Chive & Egg Pancake, Pork & Spring Onion Pancake, Adelaide
Chinese Chive & Egg Pancake and Pork & Spring Onion Pancake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Nan Men Catering Company, Chinese Chive & Egg Pancake, Pork & Spring Onion Pancake, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The texture of the Fried Brown Sugar Rice Cake was quite different from the cakes that we are used to. It had a chewy texture. Enough brown sugar was used to give the dish its distinctive flavour and some fruits were studded in for a change of flavour.

Nan Men Catering Company, Fried Brown Sugar Rice Cake, Adelaide
Fried Brown Sugar Rice Cake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


While the restaurant is fairly narrow, the decor gives it a casual and comfortable feel. A counter is located at the restaurant's entrance for customers to easily place a takeaway order for their fried skewers dishes.

Nan Men Catering Company, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Nan Men Catering Company, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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