Within the pleasant former Olympic village suburb of Newington is a small strip of restaurants, one of which is Siam Kingdom. Whenever I dine at Siam Kingdom, it instantly takes me back to my Thailand trip.

 

 

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The red and yellow colours that adorn the walls, the beautiful gold statues at the entrance of the restaurant and even the gorgeous patterned cutlery; they all create a wonderfully comfortable, Thai atmosphere. I especially love how the friendly wait-staff great you with ‘sawadee ka’. The attention to detail at this small local restaurant is impeccable.

 

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My dining partner and I ordered dishes to share. We stuck to the favourites and ordered satay chicken skewers and vegetarian spring rolls for our entrée. The juicy chicken was generously dolloped with tasty satay sauce. You know it’s good when you scrape every last drop of it off your plate! The spring rolls were also great dipped in the accompanying chilli jam.

 

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For our main we shared chicken pad thai. After having the world’s best (and cheapest) pad thai in a small restaurant in Karon, Thailand, I often find myself disappointed; but not here! Siam Kingdom serves up this classic noodle dish with loads of flavour. We ordered the entrée size between us and it was the perfect amount.

 

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For dessert, once again we stuck to a favourite and both had the deep fried ice cream with caramel sauce. Siam Kingdom use a cake and coconut crumb which works so well with the caramel flavour. During our meal I sipped on lemon and lime bitters whilst my dining partner enjoyed her fresh coconut juice.

 

sk icecream  sk coconut

 

What is really the icing on the cake (or the caramel sauce on the fried ice cream) is the fun presentation of the food and drinks. Purple orchards are used as garnishes. This pop of colour once again takes me back to Karon beach. I always leave Siam Kingdom satisfied, with a chocolate mint and already planning my next visit.

 

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 What is your favourite Thai restaurant in western Sydney?

http://www.siamkingdom.com.au/

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