Siam Kingdom is located in Newington, close to Sydney Olympic Park, and is a large place adorned with lots of Thai decorations. The service is fast and friendly as we were immediately seated with menus and given time to comfortably look through our options (which were plenty!).
Because it was such a hot day (I think it reached over 30 degrees celcius), I was glad the place was nicely air-conditioned. It’s that amazing feeling of going to an air-conditioned place after being outside in the heat for so long. That feeling of bliss!
Anyways, we quickly ordered our lunch and was not disappointed when they arrived to us in a timely manner. I’m glad that we didn’t have to wait too long.
The Tom Yum Goong soup (ordered it as a main size) arrived first and we were immediately startled at the small size. Although it has plenty of mushrooms and prawns, the bowl itself wasn’t too big and this main size is worth $17.95! I had bigger portions at other restaurants for the same price, if not, a bit more. Also, the soup was decent as it had its sourness but wasn’t the best.
We also ordered a few rice dishes in addition to the soup. These dishes were much more generous in size and was flavourful. A negative comment I would have about these dish is the sweetness. Authentic thai food shouldn’t be too sweet and that was the case with my green curry and the other rice dishes. A bit disappointing.
Overall, this place wasn’t entirely amazing but is quite decent if you have no where else to eat in Newington (though that wouldn’t be the case because this street is filled with so many restaurants). I wouldn’t purposely come here again because there’s a better Thai restaurant near where I live.