Friday, November 21, 2008

The Siam, Ginza (ザ サイアム)

I'm starting to feel like I chose the wrong blog as my inspiration. Eating Out In Tokyo? More like Rude About Food...

4 out of 5 dentists agree, The Siam is not a tasty restaurant. As we received one tepid dish after another (fresh spring rolls, tom yum goong, shrimp cakes, yum woon sen, green curry, pad thai), all I could think was how close we were to Tinun. I admit, the woon sen were pretty spicy, but they were missing something. It was lime juice either...I think it was herbs, now that I think about it. Not a lot in the way of fresh herbs. And for something like green curry, I think that in this day and age it behooves one to splash out on a decent proportion of coconut milk, to say nothing of including the real Thai vegetables (those too, too darling little green eggplants!) that are now actually available in Tokyo.

Service was quite attentive though! Impressive considering that every seat was full and people kept coming and going.

You shouldn't need the info on this one. I would, however like to recommend the following 19 restaurants as good sources of Thai. Or this one in Shin Okubo, which is right near the guitar store. Or even this one near my place...

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I actually didn't think it was that bad... I did like the spicy woon sen :D But I'm completely clueless when it comes to Southeast Asian food; I defer to the expert!