We were planning to check out The Little Jumbo for dinner Friday evening but when we went in, it was an hour and a half wait. No chance we were waiting that long so we backtracked a few steps and hit up Siam Thai Restaurant instead.
We arrived around 7:00pm and didn’t have any trouble grabbing a seat. But go early because it got packed as the night carried on. Service is hectic as only two waitresses were serving the whole restaurant. Food came out slow but it was worth the wait.
They have lunch specials (10 options, all at $8.95). Good deal! The regular menu has the usual suspects: appetizers, salads, soups, chef specials, chicken/beef/pork, fried rice & noodles, seafood and vegetarian.
2x Thai iced tea ($3.50)
More stronger and less sweet than normal. We liked it!
Satay chicken (#1) ($8.95)
Grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce. Chicken was moist. I liked the side of cucumber and red onion. B thought the peanut sauce was a tad thick.
Steamed rice (#51) ($6.00 large)
Green curry (S3) ($14.95)
Spicy green curry, coconut milk, bamboo shoot, bell pepper and basil. We asked for everything to be medium but this had a good spice level. We went with beef which was a tad tough. Bamboo shoots were massive.
Siam special fried rice ($13.95)
Fried rice with prawn, chicken, egg, pineapple, vegetables and yellow curry. Yellow curry gave it a nice kick. Think this was my favourite dish. Delicious.
Noodle delight (#24) ($12.95)
Stir-fried noodles, bean sprouts, green onion topped with peanut sauce. Similar to pad thai but they use a different noodle and I preferred the peanut sauce over the usual overly sweet tamarind sauce. Nice change.
Goong preaw wann (#38) ($18.95)
Sweet and sour prawns with pineapple and vegetables. This reminded me of sweet and sour pork but Thai style. Thought this was overpriced for what it was. Skip it.
Good Thai food right in the downtown core.
Siam Thai Restaurant
512 Fort Street