This little gem is hidden in the St.Vital suburbia...although I've lived here in the area for the past ten years...I had never made it here. What an idiot I am ... I could have been a regular ages ago. It might have been just the basic fact it is located at the end of a strip mall, kind of obscure and out of the way...it just hadn't really caught my eye. I have been whizzing by their location on my way here or there, music lessons, Home Depot, who knows ... but I missed it.
Let me just say that it's St.Vital's best kept secret for "Lip Delish" enjoyment. I can't say enough about what a great evening we had ... believe it or not, my 14 year old son was the one that told me I needed to go. He had been there previously and has been raving about the GREEN MANGO SALAD for years. I know...a child raving about vegetables...it's a shock. Now I know why ... it was a mixture of a yummy taste explosion and heaven all at once. The mixture of the lime, chili, peanuts and unripe mango is brilliant. If it were a man, I would marry it, not joking...pure enjoyment.
He also recommended a great standby everyone likes to order and these babies are worth it! We ordered 10 pieces of mixed pork and chicken of deep fried SPRINGROLL perfection. The mouthwatering fillings a mixture of mungbean noodles, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage and carrots. I am a connoisseur of spring rolls, and these rank up there. We made sure we ordered enough to bring home so we can have them for breaky.
We must have been hungry ... we ordered two more dishes! The CALAMARI AND SHRIMP in tempura, (very tasty but the calamari was cut a bit too large for my liking) and the GREEN CHICKEN CURRY with coconut rice. Green coconut curry is one of my faves and let me tell you it didn't disappoint. Flavourful, vegetables still slightly crunchy, not overcooked and perfect chunks of chicken.
There seriously was enough food for an army, portion sizes were right on, we just ordered a swack of food...yes we were hungry... (Nothing up my sleeve...no cooking tomorrow...tee hee)
The service there was impeccable, very friendly, seated immediately, orders taken right away and the food was delivered to the table in a masterful sequence that kept us dining at an even pace and never an empty plate. We didn't wait for ANYTHING. It was FABULOUS! Kudos to the cool dude, Angkul, for the most excellent service.
The CharisOnDesign review for atmosphere would definitely knock up the romance factor, nice white linens and I would set the tables with wine glasses to start off with. Just so that it doesn't look too bare. I might add some track lighting along the walls just so that we could enjoy the artwork more...soft lighting but just accent lighting.
Okay... the moment we all have been waiting for... the "CharisOnDating Rating":
It's a big restaurant, but decorated nicely, dimly lit (perfect for footsie and hand holding or an occasional smooch). It's quiet so you can actually have a conversation which is rare in restaurants these days ... so if you happen to be with someone that actually want to get to know, ask them some questions and can hear the answers, this is a great spot. The tables are far enough apart that the other diners aren't breathing down your back or adding smart ass quips into your conversation. It does lend itself to being a great date spot... it just needs a little romance...candles in hurricane lanterns and a unique touch in flowers (nothing ordinary) would be a bonus. Yes... add candles.
I would recommend Siam Thai Cuisine to anyone for whatever reason they might be looking to head out. I know that many of my friends also order and pick up. Please check them out and mention that I sent you over...don't tell them I said it was okay to go smooching all over the place though!!!
Siam Thai Cuisine
587 St Anne's Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2M 2S3, Canada