SIAM BASIL Thai Restaurant Seagirt NJ..
Tonight I had the pleasure to dine with =Mark again we decided to go to Siam Basil Thai Restaurant in Sea Girt NJ…. We were warmly greeted by the lovely Thai servers and looking around this restaurant has a wonderful décor in a really nice Thai traditional way…for a Tuesday evening they really had a nice crowd…..lots of delicious menu choices..we decided to have The ASSORTED APPETIZERS (FOR 2) A variety selection of Thai appetizers including steamed dumplings, chicken wings, spring rolls, and samosa…next as a first course mark suggested the LARB GAI, MOO (chicken ) Minced chicken or pork salad with onion, scallions, lime juice, and fresh Thai herbs, this was delicious I never had it before but couldn’t stop eating it…for our mains we ordered the Bangkok Duck Deboned crispy half duck with red curry, coconut milk, pineapple, chili pepper, bell pepper, sweet basil, and tomato accompanied with vegetable top picture..& I ordered the Pla Sam Rod, Fried fillet of Red Snapper topped with sweet chili sauce accompanied with vegetables bottom picture…what can I say everything was delicious and just the right amount of heat as we asked for a bit more spicy and they accommodated us with a scale from 1-10…….we took it to a “3” which made me sweat and added just enough heat to two wonderful Thai dishes…by the time we left the place was full and I can see why….a must return visit is definitely in the future….enjoy!
2161 Highway 35, Sea Girt, NJ
Be sure to ask for the condiments (chile flakes, chile garlic paste pickled chiles, etc), they don't seem to bring them out unless you ask. Also specify how spicy you want the food when ordering. The condiments help but it is better to have the spices cooked in also. I did not have to add anything to the Bangkok Duck which came in a red curry sauce. Finished up with a nice glow... :-)