Siam Bistro, the sister restaurant to Siam Sushi, is located on on Thomasville Road between the Goodwill Store and Market Square Liquors. Heading north the shopping plaza is the last one on the left side of the road before Chiles High School. If you miss the plaza, and drive another eight miles you end up in Grady County, Georgia.
The beige exterior with stone based columns supports a bright red an yellow sign identifying the eatery. A sizable parking lot made getting in easy, and after pulling into a space we made our way towards the front door. A small sandwich sign announced some specials, and as we entered I was looking forward to seeing what else was on the menu.
The inside is tastefully decorated. Oblong lantern-like lights hang from the ceiling, and a series of shapes that mimic leaves hangs over the bar area. The dining area was split into two parts. To the left are several round tables surrounded by dark wooden chairs. To the right a series of light toned upholstered booths lined the neutral colored wall.
We were quickly seated and our attentive waiter immediately brought our drinks. I looked over the menu. There were soups, curries and sushi among the offerings. I decided to order the red curry. It consisted of coconut milk, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, carrots, Thai basil and chicken. After being cautioned by the waiter about the levels of spiciness the dish offered, I opted for regular hot instead of Thai hot.
The curry came with small salad with ginger dressing, and I snacked on it while waiting for the main course. A few minutes later the waiter appeared with a piping hot (both temperature and otherwise) of red curry. A large scoop of rice anchored the left while the curry steamed to the right of the large white bowl. A flourish of Sriracha swirled along the top edge. It was a very eye appealing dish.
The red curry was a good mixture of the sweet and heat. The vegetables were well cooked and they did not skimp on the amount of chicken. The bamboo gave a nice crunch and the Thai basil added another layer to the dish. When I wanted a little extra kick I dabbed some Sriracha into the curry. As I ate the waiter noted I was sweating, and that unless I planned to order a beer, in the future I should avoid Thai hot. Overall, I was very happy with my lunch at Siam Bistro. The restaurant was well kept, and the service was both attentive and friendly.
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