*Restaurant has moved to 2/f of S Maison Conrad and changed name to Siam Sukh Jai*
Siamaroi Thai Restaurant is a hole in the wall place along Jupiter in Makati. I saw food from this place pop up on my Instagram account a few times which got me and Irene curious. We took advantage of a holiday to check the place out sans Lauren who is not fond of Thai food. Siamaroi has a big signage in front as well as on the side but the entrance is a bit hard to make out. Look for it between Red Ribbon and Tipsy Beans coffee shop, there are numerous parking spaces when we tried it out.
Walk past the narrow alleyway and enter Siamaroi, with an ambiance straight from the Thailand. If you love elephants and rustic style, you’ll love it here. There’s even Thai music playing in the background. The tables have checkered tablecloths covered by plastic wrap, maybe for easy cleanup. If you love Thai products, they have a number of them for sale by the doorway.
We sat down and was given menu to peruse by one of the Thai waitstaff that looks to be part of the family run restaurant. The menu is not the most laid out one you’ll encounter, with a lot of dark and blurry photos. Irene zeroed in on a few of her Thai stables while I looked for a pair of new ones.
For Irene, all Thai meals must start with Tom Yum Kung (P300). The soup is creamy, with a balance amount of spice and lots of shrimps and mushrooms. I’m usually not fond of it but I had two bowls. Serving size is good for 1-2 people.
We’ve been eyeing these bottles of colored liquid ever since we sat down on our table and we finally relented and ordered one of them.
This is the Iced Hale’s Blue Boy (P175/carafe). We consulted the internet on what Blue Boy is and found out that it is a synthetic sala fruit syrup. The drink is common all around Thailand and even sold by street vendors. The sala syrup is added to condensed milk and poured over ice to dilute the sweetness. If you’ve had scramble, this tasted very similar just in a more liquid form. Not as sweet as we expected, it was quite refreshing and good pair with our savory dishes.
Pad Thai (P220). The noodles, thinner than usual, had a nice bite with enough egg, beansprouts and shrimps. Ground peanut, pepper and lime served on the side so you can add yo your preference. Good sized serving for one but we just shared to eat more dishes.
Mixed Pork and Squid with Basil (P340/family size). The family size is a misnomer, it’s just a for sharing portion. Good with rice but we skipped that and just ate it as is. There’s a little bit of spice which contrasts to the sweet flavors of the corn and squid. Irene was contemplating how to do this stir friend dish at home because of how much we enjoyed it.
Khor Moo Yang (P300). This roasted pork neck with spicy sauce dish was our clear cut favorite of the meal. It has just the right balance of fat and meat to give lots of flavor, with the roasting adding a nice smokiness to round out the flavors. Good as is or with rice but you’ll find the spicy sauce anything but like we did, a little more would make it even better.
Irene and I felt the food was good and fairly priced but not if you factor in the less than ideal surroundings. If you fancy Thai food that is done home cooking style then give Siamaroi a try.
Siamaroi Thai Restaurant124 Jupiter Street (between Red Ribbon and Tipsy Beans)
Makati City, Philippines
Contact No.: (63925) 465-9984
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