Like romance novels, potstickers fit tempting tidbits into a small but steamy package. Passionately devour Asian cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of elegant Thai fare at Siam Patio Thai Cuisine in Fair Oaks.
Siam Patio Thai Cuisine’s chefs conjure a full menu of authentic Thai flavors. Siam Patio's dinner selections feature starters such as deep-fried spring rolls ($5.95) and tamarind-doused tofu towers ($6.95), evoking nostalgia for youthful afternoons spent playing tofu Jenga. Patrons can leap into heaping entree salads such as the calamari salad ($8.95), a jumble of steamed or fried calamari infused with the flavors of chili-garlic-lime dressing. Chef specialties include meaty creations such as rib-eye green beans ($16.95) as well as a dish called House of Salmon ($15.95), which crowns grilled salmon with a choice of pepper-garlic sauce or teriyaki. Signature curry dishes such as the coconut-milk-kissed mango-seafood curry ($14.95) balance flavors as carefully as a stork transporting a royal heir.
Inside Siam Patio Thai Cuisine, patrons nestle into dark wooden chairs that congregate around white tableclothed tables. Elegant place settings keep the horizontal plane chic, while vertical wall hangings of traditional Thai artwork entertain upward-looking eyes.
Siam Patio Thai Cuisine
The chef deep-fries half a boneless duck until it forms a crisp outer shell and then douses the poultry in a honey-barbecue sauce. He then moves to another grill and browns prawns marinated in a tequila cream sauce. Eclectic dishes, such as the honey-roasted duck, fill Siam Patio Thai Cuisine’s menu. Unique ingredients pop-up in all aspects of the menu—from curries with a pumpkin and seafood pairing to a deep-fried crispy chicken sautéed with mango. Chefs also include old Thai favorites on the menu, such as pad thai and fried-rice dishes, for those who prefer the comfort of familiarity, much like hugging an imaginary friend.