As locals, it's always very exciting when a new restaurant opens. Especially if it's one that serves one of my very favourite foods!
Our first visit to Chang Siam was 2 days after it opened and we went for lunch. We were incredibly disappointed. My meal had quite a lot of the ingredients missing and all in all our meals were rather bland. The service was lovely, but everyone was obviously just learning the ropes and there were a few teething problems! The till didn't work and our bill was added up wrongly. However, we were well aware that they had only just opened and were more than willing to try again. I'm glad we did! Our second visit was in June and this time they got everything right. I had the same meal so I could compare it and this time it was as it should be - all the listed ingredients were there - and for that it tasted a whole lot better! Husband also loved his meal - especially the salmon sashimi starter he had. This time the service was still just as lovely, and everything was right. I felt the portion sizes were good.
We have also had a take away - on an incredibly busy Saturday night. They got everything spot on and on time. I would say that even though mine was delicious, again it was missing some of the toppings - however maybe they don't do them on the takeaway dishes?
We're definitely converts now, and will be regular diners. It's great to have somewhere like this to go and have a brilliant Thai meal in Kerikeri.
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