The Old Siam in Ann Arbor, Michigan
It's on the corner of Jackson and Maple in West Ann Arbor and it is some of the best Thai I've had yet. It is tucked back into a corner of the ArborLand Mall, and you'd never know it was there (look behind the bookstore).
Dishes to look for:
Talay Thai - Battered shrimp and roughy in a tamarind sauce
Guy Pad Prig Haeng - shrimp + cashews = love
Tod Mun Goong - shrimp cakes
They make a pretty decent caramel flan as well.
best Thai in Ann Arbor, oldest Thai restaurant in Michigan, I believe.
They have great dinner for 2 (or more) options
great app platter with satay, wonderful spring rolls, those marvelous marinated cukes
decent pad thai
only thing off about the place is their hours. occasionally, they will close on certain nights, and it seems they take a month off in the summer...
It's decent, but that's Westgate shopping center, not Arborland.
For dessert you can go over to the Coffee and Chocolate Café (the name is something like that), on Jackson--you take a left from Stadium/Maple, then look on the left after you cross under the freeway.
I eat a lot of thai food (I'm from Chicago where there's a ton of great Thai) and I can firmly tell you that No Thai is absolute garbage. And frankly, it's expensive for what you get. $8 for chicken pad thai that is bland as all hell? Please, please, do not call No Thai good thai food. Lotus Thai is mediocre, but better. The best in the area is definitely Tuptim (though it's in Ypsi).
Tuptim is in Pittsfield Township west of Golfside, so mailing address (and school system) is Ann Arbor. I'm guessing that the phone number might be an Ypsilanti exchange. Foodwise, we got some takeout from Tuptim a while back and it was awful. But this experience might be out of range, time-wise, to be valid anymore. Should I try again?
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