Everyone’s all pumped up for fish fry season, but here’s a bold thought. What if you don’t like them? Or you’re sick of the everyday basic fish fry? Yeah, believe it or not those people exist. We’re starting a series through the lent season to give you other options when you’ve had enough of the basic, average fish fry meal.
Next up on the list, Taste of Siam. It’s the perfect spot to stop on Fridays during lent for a meatless meal. Nearly ever curry and noodle dish is prepared vegetarian and you choose the protein you’d like added. If you’re looking for meat-free options, they have shrimp, scallops, squid, a combo of all 3 seafoods, and tofu.
I highly recommend the seafood combo (lunch $14) or just the scallops (lunch $12) in the Pud Thai. The Pud Thai is made with skinny rice noodles smothered in sweet peanut house sauce and sprinkled with bean sprouts and scallion onions. They make a similar dish with their house noodles over lettuce drizzled in a savory peanut sauce and even have noodle soup bowls with plenty of vegetables and fresh sour lime juice.
For dinner, you can try numerous main dishes topped with tofu ($12), individual seafood options ($16), the seafood combo ($19), or a fish fillet ($24). I’m a big fan of the Pad Thai, a great place to begin if you’re not super familiar with Thai food. They have delicious curry dishes all made with coconut cream, veggies, and served with rice. Go for the yellow and red curry made with squash, white onions, potatoes, and crunchy peanuts for texture. It’s amazing!
Taste of Siam
810 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Hours: Monday to Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 4pm-9pm