Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00
Sat & Sun: 11:30 - 22:00
This chain restaurant prides itself on hiring only cooks from Thailand to prepare home-style favourites such as tom yum soup and green curry. Signature dishes are the braised chicken leg with special sauce, beef in panang curry and deep-fried garoupa.
I was attracted by their dinner buffet at $16.90++ so we ventured in. The waitress told us, they would serve everything on the buffet menu and we could reorder the items that we liked. Food came without too long a wait. All the food tasted like Indonesian food rather than Thai food. Pineapple rice: no pineapple taste at all, though it was tasty Fish cake, fried fish, chicken wing, you tiao, fried prawn cake: all tasted like normal fried stuff Satay: weak watery gravy which was sweet, kinda tasty but tasted like Indonesian food. Green chicken curry: it was oh-kay, so-so, can pass, you get the idea Tom Yam soup: again, ok, so-so, can pass. Prawns were fresh though! Service was pretty attentive and they topped up the ice water without prompting. Ambience would depend on your dining timing - if its dinner time - usually on the Suntec area - it will be quite crowded.
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Arestaurant managed by the Creative Eateries group, Siam Kitchen offers a plethora of traditional and modern Thai cuisine for diners.
Pandan Leaf Wrapped Chicken - I love pandan leaf wrapped chicken, but the one I tried in Siam Kitchen wasn't up to my expectation. Granted, the chicken was pretty tender, but there was hardly any pandan aroma that cling onto, let alone penetrate into, the chicken meat. I wasn't sure what the dark sauce on the side was, but it was midly sweet and sour.
Green Curry Paste Fried Rice with Chicken - It's claimed to be a must try dish as it's found only in Siam Kitchen. I'm not sure how true the statement is, but I wasn't really excited about it when I took a spoonful of the supposedly unique fried rice. First of all, the fried rice was a bit too wet for my liking. Besides that, while the balance of flavour was there with a nice hint of sweetness, I couldn't really detect the aroma of the green curry paste. Having said that, I'd like to commend the chef for putting curry leaves which were fried till crisp, adding another dimension to the dish.
Clear Tom Yum Hor Fun - The hor fun (Chinese flat rice noodle) dish, being visually appealing, had a nice smoky aroma. The soup was adequately thick without being overly sour, and it was only mildly spicy. In addition to seafood items such as squid, prawns and fish slices, there were a bit of mushrooms.
Siam Kitchen Grass Jelly Chendol with Azuki Red Beans - In my opinion, the green, jelly-like chendol could be chewier. Nevertheless, the dessert was pretty refreshing with red beans which weren't overly sweet and coconut milk which wasn't excessively thick either.
Thai Pina Colada - Sans alcohol, the drink was a combination of pineapple juice, fresh pineapple cubes and coconut ice cream. While they could be more generous with the amount of the ice cream, it was indeed a delight to mix it up to make a creamy drink.
Overall, I wasn't particularly impressed with the food offered. I didn't put pad thai (Thai stir-fried rice noodle) into the acid test though, since I wasn't in the mood to eat that the other day.
It was my birthday today and my friends and I decided on Siam kitchen after walking around the fountain. We had the $18.90++ buffet with 15 items. Out of 15 items, I would say only 5 were passable (chicken with basil, green curry, prawn cake, fish cake, pineapple rice), the rest were really horrible.
The minced chicken was horribly dry, the mango salad very stale - definitely not fresh & had no peanuts?!?, the tomyam lacked kick (even packet noodle tomyam base tastes nicer) although it had quite a bit of seafood, their SK special midwing chicken wing tasted terribly dry and frozen, the fish also tasted frozen and was even cold!
For a buffet, the only thing that we ordered second portions of was the ice lemon tea (that we had to add 1.99++ for)!!!
The green curry was enjoyable but we couldn't eat much of it because the other dishes ruined our appetite by then. This review may seem exaggerated, but SK was really really horrible disappointing. All of us agreed that this was the worst meal we've had in ages!!! Even fast food would have given us more satisfaction.
Definitely not worth the money spent. You better siam from Siam Kitchen.