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Quick Thai at Siam Rice

Quick Thai at Siam Rice

Left: Beef green curry Right: Duck and Chinese broccoli
Left: Beef green curry Right: Duck and Chinese broccoli

Most of the restaurants in Chicago's Loop are catered to the busy business men and women, making it difficult to find authentic ethnic foods.  So when we ate at Siam Rice, I was pretty impressed with the beef green curry, which had the proper heat and coconut base.  It was a luxurious bowl of ingredients that really stands out.

But I couldn't say the same of the duck and Chinese broccoli dish we ordered.  The sweet and savory flavors were spot on because of the sauce; yet, the duck is still better in Chinatown, making me ask - is this actually a Thai dish?  The flavors screamed Chinese...

Drunken noodles
Drunken noodles

And then came the drunken noodles, which are normally delicious when properly made, but the noodles were just plain bland.  This was honestly a waste of calories on our end, and we probably should have stuck with the norm: pad thai.  On the bright side, this was one of the quickest meals I have had in a while!  It's nice that this place runs like a typical Asian restaurant.

Tips:

  1. They don't take reservations, but there's usually no wait.
  2. They are BYOB!
  3. Lunch deals are really cheap.
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