Pam's Thai on Wednesday Night
Was trapped by traffic on Venice near the beach with a hungry munchkin. I suggested that we try Pam's since we were so close.
1) Wonton soup for the child. This was perhaps the worst soup we have had in a while. The wontons we really hard and compressed with the noodles in ratty shape. Probably frozen too long or poorly thawed. Small bowl $4.95. Our child would not eat the wontons and he always eats wontons.
2) Morning glory. Quite good and the best thing we ate there.
3) Yellow Curry. Not good and the wife, who is nine month pregnant and has a very good appetite, would not finish it. I did not eat it so I don't know why.
4) Steamed Rice. Clumpy and not fresh. I am one of those people who enjoy rice just as it is without the need for condiments. Thai restaurant generally have very good rice but this was a complete disappointment.
Both the wife and I thought Pam's was completely inferior in taste to Singapore Express and certainly Ayara in Westchester.
The decor is nice and slightly above Ayara and far above SE.
Total for a cup of soup, side order of vegetables, curry entree, and one order of rice was $33. We still needed to find something for our son to eat.
The trick with Pam's place is to order items that you cannot find on other menus. The everyday items I find to be average to poor but every dish that I've had that is unique to Pam's has been great (though you do have to shell out the bucks; for example, the salmon steak with red curry sauce is about $25).
Once when we went there, on an early Sat evening, they were out of rice!