Friday, August 18, 2006

Thai Food at Thai Siam (Friday Food Porn)

I've been having fun on Fridays posting a little food porn, things I "may or may not" have eaten during the week. This time, I'm confessing that I did eat these Thai dishes when I visited Thai Siam, one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Salt Lake with my dad, stepmother, Rand, and Bradley last week. I had written about Thai Siam last November when we went there the last time Rand and Bradley were in town.



This was the first time my dad and stepmother had ever eaten Thai food, and it was fun sharing it with them. We had Yum Goong, or Thai Shrimp Salad, pretty South Beach Diet friendly except for the sticky white rice. I skipped the rice on this one.


I did have some rice with my Gang Panang, or Panang Curry with Chicken. This was really fresh tasting and just slightly spicy. When I started eating the lower glycemic way and asking about sugar in dishes, I learned that at Thai Siam you can ask for "authentic" and they will prepare the food with less sugar. (A sad commentary on American taste that they feel the need to add extra sugar to this already delicious food.)

This is one of my favorite things to order at Thai Siam, Pla Lad Prik or Deep Fried Salmon with onion, Thai basil, bell pepper, and mushrooms in ginger sauce. I'd love to learn how to make this myself, and I'd put even more Thai basil than they do in the restaurant.

Thai Siam
1435 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
801-474-3322

Weekday Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-9:30pm.
Dinner service begins at 4pm

Weekend Hours:
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 3pm-9pm
Dinner service begins at 4pm

Blogger Disclosure:
We paid for the lunch at Thai Siam and they have no idea I'm writing this post about the restaurant. I don't really write restaurant "reviews" but once in a while I talk about restaurants in Salt Lake and Restaurants in other cities where I've had great meals.

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7 comments:

  1. That really does look good enough to eat.

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  2. Oh, you tease! [This food looks gorgeous. I love Thai food!]

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  3. Look wonderful! I admit I'm not familiar with Thai food at all. Afterall, I live in Springfield, Missouri. Ya know?

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  4. Thanks everyone for the nice comments about the photos. Some of these might have been taken by my brother because we were passing the camera back and forth! Glenna, my condolences. Thai food is the absolute best!

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  5. I love your post about Thai cooking. I can see that you really know your stuff. I live in Bangkok, and I have a business and a blog that might be of interest to your readers. Perhaps you might want to exchange links?

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  6. Carving, thanks for the nice words about this post, but I only link to blogs that I personally read and don't do link exchanges.

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