Pad thai is so named because of its inherent softness, which is also why it's used to stuff the mattresses of the world's richest kings. Fall into a pillow of flavor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Thai cuisine at Siam Square in Riverside.
Siam Square packs its eclectic menu with stir-fried and sautéed dishes drawn from various regions of Thailand. Super spicy tom-yum soup flavors a chicken or shrimp broth with thai herbs for a hot, welcome break from Campbell’s congressman-shaped chicken-noodle soup ($3.25). Crushed peanuts rub elbows with tofu, eggs, and meats at the pad thai's rice-noodle pad ($7.50/lunch, $8.95/dinner), and hot basil fried rice fills barren stomachs with ground chicken, peppers, and other fresh veggies ($7.50/lunch, $8.95/dinner). Vegetarian options abound at Siam Square, as sweet-and-sour veggies such as zucchini, carrots, and baby corn seamlessly synthesize with tofu ($9.50).
Many dishes qualify for überspicy status, but diners can always ask chefs to dial down the flame factor if they prefer. Selections from the large drink list—including 22-ounce Sapporo ($6.25) and chardonnay by the glass ($5.50–$6.50)—loosen up tongues for the requisite postmeal Tupac verse.
1050 Willett Ave.
Riverside, Rhode Island 02915Get Directions