Siam Cuisine in Berkeley
We ate there tonight (Tuesday). It was a complete random act of "We are picking the NEXT restaurant we see" (blood sugar issues).
My wife and I are big fans of thai food. Siam Cuisine is a much fancier joint than we are used to going into. White tablecloths, matching porceline, really nice mural on the wall. The service was quite attentive (restaurant was 1/3 full) and friendly.
We ordered the obligatory Tom Kum Gai, which is the Thai equivilant to Miso soup in Japanese cooking in that you can guage how good the rest of the meal will be by how they render this classic starter. No worries here. The soup was rich and meaty without losing the delicate flavors of the onion and spices.
I had the "Drunken Spaghetti" with chicken and it was the star of the meal. Tiny corn, mushrooms, sugar peas, carrots, cabbage, spinach and green and white onions with a delicate sauce that stuck to the pasta well. Totally delicious.
My wife had Ginger Chicken that was essentially the same as mine with a lighter sauce and no spaghetti. This was also great, but the Drunken Spaghetti won.
Portions are generous. Music was innofensive, but western. I would have loved to hear classical Thai music to accompany the great food.