Queen of Siam

The waitress (usually Vorachitti's sister-in-law Noy) will ask you if you want your order mild, medium or hot. And when they say hot, they ain't kiddin' around, folks! If Vorachitti made her entrees the way Thai people like them all the time, only the rare round-eye would be able to handle it.

Vorachitti's pad Thai almost tastes like candied noodles by comparison. Otherwise even the sweet-and-sour chicken with pineapples has a Thai bite to it. The pad kee mao is another dish that lights up your mouth like a roman candle, with its fat rice noodles, mixed veggies, hot chili sauce and basil. But the gang-pedyang, rich roast duck in red curry with coconut milk, tomatoes and pineapple caused the most lasting impression of all on me. A week or so after scarfing it down, I'm still jonesing for another round. Wasn't it Horace Greeley who wrote, "Go west, young fat man, and get your grub on"? Reckon I will.

Her majesty's board: Chef Vanna Vorachitti with a ton of tempting Thai treats.
Jackie Mercandetti
Her majesty's board: Chef Vanna Vorachitti with a ton of tempting Thai treats.

Location Info


Siamese Kitchen

4352 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Category: Restaurant > Thai

Region: Glendale


Thai toast: $4.95
Panang: $7.95
Duck in red curry: $8.95
Tom kha gai: $7.95

623-931-3229. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Closed Sunday

4352 West Olive Avenue (northwest corner of 43rd Avenue and Olive), Glendale

E-mail stephen.lemons@newtimes.com

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