Review: @Siam

Mimi ON Jan 11, 2012 AT 12:16 pm

@Siam

@Siam

by Emma Skipper

Bored of having Pret everyday for lunch, I headed out with a colleague a few weeks ago to find a new luncheon spot in Soho. Cue our trip to the Thai restaurant, @Siam on Frith Street.

The restaurant itself is quite unassuming but as you enter you are greeting by friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere which was perfect for us as we wanted to shy away for loud bustling restaurants for our meeting.

After ordering our drinks we took a look through the menu and found some pleasantly surprising authentic dishes so we decided to go all out with a starter and main. We were first plied with Todd Mann Kao Poad, a really tasty dish of deep fried golden corn with red curry batter and syrup. It’s not what we were expecting but it tasted delicious and was a great precursor to our amazing main courses.

 

Todd Mann Kao Poad

Todd Mann Kao Poad

 

I opted for the Pad Thai Gai (Traditional fried noodles with Chicken in tamarind sauce) and my colleague went for the chef’s recommendation, the Kae Padd Prik Thai Dum (Stir- fried lamb infused with black peppers and Thai seasoning). Both were delicious and neither was too greasy, as so often is the case with Thai takeout. My Pad Thai was fresh with an added zing with the lime and reports were that the Kae Padd Prik Thai Dum was really very tasty (if not a little peppery!).

 

@Siam food

@Siam's Pad Thai and Kae Padd Prik Thai Dum

 

We were so full by the end of the meal that work was the last thing on our mind, but we had to leave quickly for the office so it was refreshing to have such quick, attentive service.

This really is a great place to head for a quick and quality lunch that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg (mains are around £10 with generous portions)… especially if you want a change from Pret!

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