Hello all! Tiny post today. Last night Paul and I went out to dinner with our friend Saki at my favourite Thai restaurant in town, Siam (シャム). The lady who owns it is from the northeast, so her food is very familiar to me, because my mom is from the north!
She’s even got a beautiful jasmine plant by the front door. My mother used to have one, and every summer we would pick the flowers and make jasmine leis with them. The fragrance reminds me of home.
Siam a very tiny restaurant – it’s got only two booths and a bar area! In the back she has a shop with all kinds of Thai food – you can buy packets of curry paste and seasonings, cans of coconut milk and lum-yai (longan), bottles of Healthy Boy soy sauce and fish sauce…you can even buy bags of frozen galangal root, kaffir lime leaves, and lemongrass to make tom yum at home!
We were served delicious sour soup as an appetiser:
Saki ordered a plate of chicken gapao:
This is one of the few places I’ve eaten at in Tatebayashi where you can eat some truly spicy food – so I went all-out and ordered nam tok, or beef salad. I can’t remember the last time I had food so hot!
It was amaaaaazing! If you want some seriously delicious and spicy Thai food, be sure to hit up Siam!