I wouldn’t consider Sea Siam the best Thai restaurant; in fact, it’s just okay. But it’s a quick place to grab some Thai and one of the most awesome wonton soups I’ve tasted.
I had the green curry lunch special which was average but very heavy on the bell pepper and lacking in the zucchini. However, the amount of chicken (can also be ordered with beef, pork or tofu) was decent and surprisingly, the chicken had a lot of flavor. I liked that they used a peanut sauce as their salad dressing but the salad itself was just shredded cabbage with a slice of cucumber and tomato. The “fried wonton” that came with the lunch special ended up just being a fried wonton wrapper…no filling?!?!?! That was odd and disappointing.
A coworker ordered a pot of the wonton soup as her meal. I tried a little bowl and it blew me away. The broth was bursting with flavor which made me think that they made it from scratch and the dumplings were plump with filling. Served hot (but not scalding) in the typical metal pot you see in most, if not all, Thai restaurants, this was a great dish for a cold rainy day. I would come back just to order this. And looking around at some of the other tables, it seems that the wonton soup is popular among customers.
The prices are fairly inexpensive. Lunch for 3 ladies (2 lunch specials, a pot of wonton soup, 2 hot teas) came out to $28 (including tax and tip). The service is good though our waitress seemed to have some trouble with her English.
I would come back here because it’s very close to where I work and the prices are good for the amount of food. And the wonton soup….soo good!
3 NOMs for Sea Siam.
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