Siam Spice - Toms River
Our new thai restaurant in Toms River is scheduled to open on Friday, May 28, 2010. This replaces the previous "Thai" restaurant (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/597585) in the same space on Fischer Blvd. New owner, chef, menu, and a completely refurbished interior. No relationship to the folks who ran its predecessor.
1174 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753
I have been there twice and it is fantastic. I lived in Thailand for 2 years, so they have some authentic stuff. Try the Kow Soy which is very hard to find in any Thai restaurant. I can't recommend this place enough.
I’ve made one visit so far and report good initial results with the following items selected as take-out (descriptions and prices are copied from the menu on their website):
Goong Gar Borg (shrimp tempura) ($6). Deep-fried shrimp wrapped in egg roll skin, served with sweet and spicy sauce.
Thai spring rolls (4pcs, $6). Crispy fried spring rolls of grounded beef, and vegetables, served with dipping sides of plum sauce and sweet thai chili sauce.
Khao Pad (Thai fried rice) with chicken ($9). Savory stir-fried Jasmine rice with scallions, onions, tomatoes, carrots and egg.
Pad Kea Mow with tofu ($10). Stir-fried fresh wide rice noodles with eggs, chili, garlic, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers and fresh basil.
Siam Spice Shrimp ($15). Tossed in a spice creamy sauce with crunchy baby corn, shiitake mushroom and crispy asparagus.
We enjoyed it all. The Thai fried rice with chicken was a little dry (and perhaps the chicken was a little over-cooked), but had good seasoning. The Siam spice shrimp was zippy but not overpowering, and I wouldn’t describe the sauce as “creamy.” We liked the shrimp dish best.
They’ve done a nice job on the remodel and it’s an attractive room. I plan to go back to sample more dishes and experiment with the spice/heat level.
I encourage you to stop by and give them a try if you get a chance. …With the recent loss of another specialty cuisine restaurant (Salang Kabob House) in Toms River, we can’t take our few outposts of good and interesting food in the area for granted.
We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was very fresh and well prepared. Not too spicy prepared spice to our liking. The fried rice and curry was delicious.
We tried this restruant for the first time and I can't say enough about it. The new owners completly renovated it in very tasteful decor. We ordered the Spring rolls and the Satay for appetizers which were superb.
then we ordered 3 main dishes for the table the Pineapple fried rice, full of flavor and the rice cooked perfect. The chicken Pad Thai was excellent. The Massamann Curry was just right on the spice and overall flavor. I can't wait until we get back there again to sample the rest of the menu. This is nothing like the previous restaurant that was there, if you liked that you will LOVE this one. This compares to some of the top Thai restruants that i am use to in Boston. Thank you for opening something other than another Italian or Chineese restuarnt in the Toms River area. We will be back right after the 4th.