05 Nov Miss Siam Thai Cuisine, Melbourne CBD
In a small, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it store, Miss Siam is recreating authentic Thai cuisine, focusing on food that you might find in the streets and markets of Thailand.
Thai sago dumplings are a standout. Purple sago flour is filled with a spicy and warm filling of sweet turnip and crushed peanuts. The crunch of the filling together with the soft and sticky outer is moreishly delicious. I also particularly enjoy the textural crispy rice with chicken mince, shredded coconut, peanuts and herbs. If you’re hankering after food-on-sticks you can get the Louk Chin Bhing, pork balls skewered then grilled, served with a sweet chilli sauce. For more protein, there’s also crispy pork belly.
Fried noodles offerings include Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao, as well as stir-fried dishes like Med Mamuang, consisting of chicken, cashew nuts and vegetables. The chilli and stir-fried dishes that use chilli really pack a punch, leaving some reaching for tissues. I personally love a kick of chilli, and it’s refreshing to see more spiciness coming through in their food. Their massaman curry, though, is more sweet than spicy and the beef could be a little more tender, but to their credit, their dishes come with brown rice for a not-so-traditional healthy twist.
Miss Siam is decently priced and well-located within the business district for a quick lunch or dinner. Seating is quite limited in this small but cosy restaurant, but thankfully take away and catering is available.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Miss Siam as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
Miss Siam Thai Cuisine
1B/568 Little Collins St
Melbourne CBD, VIC, 3000
(03) 9620 2399