we had dinner here earlier this evening and had a great dinner. we ordered the kratongtong appetizer which was a savory mixture of ground chicken, cucumbers, and peanuts in a light, crispy, shell. i could have eaten about a dozen of those since they are smaller than the size of a peanut butter cup. we also ordered the pad thai with shrimp and chicken. the only complaint i have about that dish is that they only gave us two shrimp. we also ordered steamed rock cod in a ginger and lime sauce; the lime – i think it was kaffir lime – imparted a marvelous fragrance. the rock cod was fresh and flaked easily when cut with a fork. the best part about the meal was dessert: banana crepe. the rolled an entire banana in sugar before rolling it in a crepe and deep frying it. then they served it with (what tasted like) a light dressing of condensed milk. i would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. if you decide to sit outside on the patio for dinner you’ll likely hear tequila-induced peals of laughter from baja cantina next door – which is quite amusing.
Hidden off to the side of a Mexican fiesta you will find a quaint little Thai place where the ambiance is romantic, quiet, and distinct. Tonight, our first experience at the Siamese Garden, was rather cold so we walked through the lovely outdoor patio - which we can imagine is full on a warm summer evening - and into a charming, dimly lit dining room. We were greeted immediately upon entering and being an early Wednesday evening we found ourselves with many choices of tables.
The service was pleasant and attentive and our food was served in a timely manner.
We started our meal with the beef satay having an excellent side of peanut sauce and cucumber salad. One of the main courses was tom yum gai (chicken coconut soup). It was a little thin in texture to feel like a real authentic Thai soup but overall it was good and hit the spot. For the other dish we had flavor filled basil chicken. The chicken was nice and tender with plenty of garlic sauce I used to pour over my rice.
Overall it was a nice dinner and evening at the Siamese Garden and would recommend giving it a try.