I was a little hesitant at first when I approached Siri's Chef Secret. They tout themselves as serving Thai and American food, a phrase that brought back memories of the Chinese-American places that dotted the New York city landscape decades ago, before we learned what real Chinese food could be.
But I’m nothing if not adventurous, so I went in for lunch. And got another possible warning sign … a good-sized restaurant and, at high noon, I was only the second customer there.
I was rewarded for pressing on. I discovered a pleasant Thai restaurant convenient to my office.
I started with Kanom Jeeb, steamed dumplings in a wrapper made from water chestnut flour, served with a thickened soy-based sauce. Very tasty. I moved on to Pad Thai with Shrimp, and was again pleased with the dish that came to the table. This Thai classic, also very good, hit all the right buttons as far as authentic seasonings went. Beautiful presentation, lots of shrimp, and a portion size that left me full but not stuffed.
The restaurant really started filling up after I’d been there 10-15 minutes, so maybe they just have a lunch crowd on a different schedule from mine. The only down side … my meal cost $22.00 without tip, a good bit pricier than I normally like for lunch.
This won’t replace Thai Pilin as my favorite Thai restaurant, but I’m sure I’ll head back on occasion to satisfy my Thai food cravings.
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