Boston Restaurant Blog -- September, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and liked it a lot, then gone back a few more times and liked it just as much, but then forgot all about it? Well, that is exactly my experience with Siam House in Quincy Center; I first went to this plain little Thai restaurant several years ago and really liked what I had there. Then I returned to it a couple of times, liking it very much each time. But then I completely forgot about it. But last week, we finally ended up back at Siam House, and it was as good as ever.
Siam House isn't much to look at, with plain-looking carpeting and walls and a basic setup of tables in a squarish room. A lack of music (at least on the night we were there) didn't help the atmosphere, either. But what Siam House lacks in attractiveness it seems to more than makes up for in food and service, based on our experience there. All of the food we had was delicious, from the sweet and tangy tom yum soup to the mild but tasty tofu soup to the surprisingly addictive mango fried rice to the hot and spicy drunken noodles with beef. I liked the fact that the tofu soup was filled with ground chicken and rice noodles, making it more interesting than other tofu soups I have had in the past. And the mango fried rice was a real winner, with the sweetness of the mango pieces adding to--but not overwhelming--the mix of chicken slices, fried rice, and vegetables. The term "service with a smile" definitely applied to Siam House, as all of our servers were friendly and kind, and the both the soups and the entrees came out at exactly the right time.
Once again, there was very little not to like about Siam House in Quincy (I was definitely able to overlook the rather plain atmosphere because the food and service were so good). I guess the question is, Why haven't we featured Siam House on this site? A good question, and one that may be resolved over the coming weeks...
If you would like the address for Siam House, here it is: Siam House, 1472 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02169. Phone: (617) 770-4030.
I found the Siam House on bigbigmenu.com. The web site displays all the restaurants on the south shore of mass and is a great eating reference.
Posted on 11/22/08
The Siam House in Quincy has been one of my families' favorites for several years now. The food is excellent and the service outstanding. I agree with the Boston Restaurant Blog that the atmosphere is somewhat lacking. There was no music playing the other night when we celebrated our son's birthday. They have also done away with the lovely touch of a single rose on each table. Not too many people seem to know about this wonderful Thai restaurant in Quincy Center. Try it!
Posted on 4/23/10
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