Siamese Basil - Encinitas, San Diego, CA in Pics

Trying to get caught up with our recent local jaunts, so you'll see a few more San Diego related entries in the near future.

Spring Rolls with Tofu and Peanut Sauce

I'd never been to Siamese Basil, but Dean had been meaning to return there after a number of years, and it just didn't seem to want to happen until last weekend when we couldn't find anywhere near LAM and MAP's hotel in Del Mar worth eating at for dinner that wasn't packed to the gills and we kept driving northbound until we lucked into a handicapped parking spot (we had MAP's handicap placard handy because walking's hard on him these days) a few doors down from the restaurant.

Chicken Larb

Just now reading the most recent yelp reviews on the place (today is 03.27.15), I was surprised at the negative remarks. With the exception of one dish of several (the Chicken Satay which was too dry for our tastes), we absolutely enjoyed everything we ordered (and we ordered A LOT OF FOOD, which is par for the course when we dine with my parents).

Chicken Satay - the only dish I wouldn't repeat.

We all found the seasoning well balanced, with just the right interplay of the salt, sweet, tang, and heat you look for in Thai food, and we appreciated that they gave us "Thai hot" when we asked for 10s.

Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp

And both of our servers were friendly, accommodating, and I might even add, sassy and entertaining, but not rude or overstepping in the least.

Spicy Eggplant with Tofu

Yes, there are better options for Thai food in South county, but I'd gladly return to Siamese Basil if I'm in the area and craving Thai.

Forget what this is called, but it's their
House Special Curry with Scallops.

Pad Thai with Chicken


Izz's bugs that Wa got for her earlier in the day at
San Diego Botanic Garden.

Bon appétit!


Siamese Basil (yelp link - They don't have a site that I can find.)
527 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024



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