I love oriental foods – who doesn’t? From deliciously spicy to scrumptiously creamy and a melodic mixture of herbs, producing incredible curries which play with your taste buds. Recently I was invited to a Zomato event to indulge in lovely Thai cuisine in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Siam Restaurant & Bar.
A hidden Gem. This Thai-tastic restaurant and bar is a family-run, authentic Thai food establishment. The whole experience was tasteful, comfortable and the staff was terrific, always at hand – just at the right moment. I started with a platter of mixed fish, such as calamari and scallops, brought in at 5 PM from Leith harbor, fresh from the sea, along with prawns, served with delicious spicy sauces.
The selection of treats went down so well, fitting in well with the whole atmosphere of the table display and décor. We indulged in some fine red and white wines, served in large glasses. I ordered the salmon curry, which came with a small side dish of rice perfectly prepared, not too hot, just perfect. I had the option to choose my level of spiciness, which I appreciated as not everybody likes spicy food.
The staff was lovely and very accommodating, continually ensuring that we were comfortable, had enough to drink, and with each course, gave us a small insight into what we were about to experience. All my Asian memories came back for a moment, which excited my taste buds. The whole experience brought back so many happy thoughts – imagine – a night in Thailand, but in Edinburgh! It was the best of both worlds for one evening!
The whole evening was filled with laughter, unique tastes, and dreams of Thailand… Oh, how I miss it! Great place for a fun gathering, travel buddies reunion, and date dinners!
You feel so welcomed, so privileged, and the food is Thai-tactically cooked and made to your perfection! Siam Restaurant & Bar.