"Thai food ain't about simplicity. It's all about combining disparate elements to create a harmonious finished dish. It’s a rare combination of all possible flavors together on a single plate. It is salty, sour, spicy & sweet at the same time”
“Siam Nara” a Thai place in San Diego features authentic Thai cuisine made with the local fresh ingredients and traditional spices, surrounded by inviting atmosphere that defines the ideal setting for the special or even regular dine out with a friend and family. Their menu has been painstakingly created by regional recipes from Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok.
Beautiful statues at the entrance add to the eye-catching, eclectic decor creating an elegant, yet intriguing dining experience.
I visited this place sometime back with my family. I have tried lot of Thai places in the city to be honest (as it’s a go to option when you are with combination of people), so as soon as I entered this place I was totally impressed by traditional but “well-lit” décor. It was not too dark (like what I have usually seen). It was soothing to eyes and relaxing as well.
Talking about food, we ordered quite a spread, starting with Drunken Noodles with Chicken, Veg Spicy Red Thai Curry with some rice, Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken and Fried Banana Ice-cream (FBI) for dessert.
I personally loved the Red Thai curry. Pad Thai Noodles were bit spicy but common that is what Thai food all about! Isn’t it? Drunken Noodles for those who don’t know are Wide rice noodles stir-fried with Thai chilies, bell peppers, basil, bean sprouts, and cilantro on top. It’s perfect if you don’t want eat too much spice but want to enjoy the traditional flavors.
Coming to last but definitely my favorite, Dessert part! Yes I am going to mention it separately as it was truly delightful. Fried Banana is very common in any Thai restaurant but the Siam Nara’s Crispy fried banana drizzled with honey and toasted sesame, served with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream is simply a top notch dessert I had in a while. It was not soggy, perfectly fried (not oily) and comon we have to give them some bonus points for the presentation of course. Food is surely worth what you pay for. They are also known for their Mango Chicken Curry. Reservation will make things easy for you. Ample parking is another highlight.
I am going with 4.8 stars here and definitely recommend if you are asking google “Best Thai Food in San Diego”.