The Old Siam is a San Francisco Thai favorite.

The food is a must try.

Name: Siam Restaurant
Address:160 Ellis St, San Francisco

The Old Siam is a casual restaurant offering Thai food.

Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. Thai chef McDang characterises Thai food as demonstrating "intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor", as well as care being given to the foods appearance, smell and context.[1] Australian chef David Thompson, an expert on Thai food, observes that unlike many other cuisines,[2] Thai cooking is "about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord its got to have a smooth surface but it doesnt matter whats happening underneath. Simplicity isnt the dictum here, at all."
Traditional Thai cuisine loosely falls into four categories: tom (boiled dishes), yam (spicy salads), tam (pounded foods), and gaeng (curries). Deep-fries, stir-fries, and steamed dishes derive from Chinese cooking.[3] In 2017, seven Thai dishes appeared on a list of the "Worlds 50 Best Foods"— an online poll of 35,000 people worldwide by CNN Travel. Thailand had more dishes on the list than any other country. They were: tom yam goong (4th), pad Thai (5th), som tam (6th), massaman curry (10th), green curry (19th), Thai fried rice (24th) and mu nam tok (36th).

Try the: Pad Thai
Thai Fried Rice
Other specialities include:
Khao khluk kapi – rice stir fried with shrimp paste, served with sweetened pork and vegetables.
Khao man kai – rice steamed in chicken stock with garlic, with boiled chicken, chicken stock, and a spicy dipping sauce. It is usually served with a bowl of radish soup, or nam kaeng hua chai thao.
Khao mu daeng – slices of Thai-style Chinese char siu is served with rice, sliced cucumber, and a thickened gravy. This often comes with a bowl of broth and a few stalks of raw scallions. Thick, black soy sauce with sliced chilies is used as condiment.

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