The last place you want to be tonight is the kitchen. Let’s eat out!
Restaurant name: Som Siam Thai Restaurant
Address: 63R Whitfield St., Guilford; 45 Mill Rock Road East, Old Saybrook
Phone number: 203-458-0228 (Guilford); 860-388-5400 (Old Saybrook)
Cuisine: Soups, rice and noodle dishes, curries and appetizers represent the exotic flavors of Thailand.
Price range: $6.95-$17.95
Take out: All dishes are available for carry out.
Kid-friendly: The kitchen can tone down the spices and heat to cater to children’s tastes. Otherwise, some of the stir-fried dishes, fried rice and Thai specialties such as beef or chicken satay should suffice.
Why you should go right now: Soothing colors and design touches straight from Thailand offer a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy the Thai specialities of the house. One of the most popular appetizers – deep-fried puffs filled with ground chicken, potatoes and curry powder – are a tasty change from steamed dumplings or egg or spring rolls. Continuing in the curry theme, we are partial to the nicely seasoned regional curries, in various degrees of heat and cooked to order with the meat, poultry or seafood of your choice. Do yourself a favor: gather a group and order a number of dishes to share family-style. There are just too many interesting dishes on the menu to choose one or two.