Siam Bistro

Our last meal before heading home was at Siam Bistro. Our Seattle friend told us that Thai food is excellent in the city so we figured we’d give it a try.

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They’re located across the street from a Jack in the Box and Krispy Kreme.

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Hours. Closed Monday.

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We dropped in on a Sunday (right at noon). The inside has plenty of tables with room for about 36 people. They were playing some videos of famous YouTubers eating in Thailand. Service is quick and efficient; one waiter running the front. Not sure how many cooks are in the back but their microwave was working overtime.

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The menu consists of two pages; appetizers, soup, salad, entrees, curry, Thai street food, noodle dishes, chef’s special and fried rice.

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Most dishes are in the $11.50 US to $18.50 US price range. You choose your spice level (from 1 to 4); we went with 3 but I hardly detected a blimp in heat.

Guay tiew ruea ($12.50 US)
DSC09694Thai boat noodle soup. It comes with rice noodles, pork, meat ball, bean sprouts, green onion and cilantro. The broth (a Thai special deep dark broth) was rich and savoury.

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Sadly, the other ingredients were sparse. One meat ball. Pork slices varied from passable to dry. Not even a handful of gai lan. Even the noodle portion wasn’t much.

Khoa kha moo ($12.50 US)
DSC09698Pork leg on rice. Slow cooked pork leg, egg, gai lan, pickled mustard and cilantro. It came with a side of spicy vinegar sauce that had neither flavour or balance.

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The pork lacked flavour and calling the meat tender would be a stretch.

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The egg didn’t add anything to this dish and the pickled mustard tasted artificial; sharp and unbalanced.

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Sadly, this is nowhere near as good as the one we had at Nong’s Khao Man Gai.

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Overall, a very disappointing meal at SB to end our trip.

Siam Bistro
https://siam-bistro.business.site/
12534 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA
(206) 257-5978