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Poor Siamese - Worst Thai food in Bellingham


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Poor Siamese - Worst Thai food in Bellingham

puzzler | Oct 9, 2011 02:07 PM

This is the worst Thai food in Bellingham. Poor Siamese, 1213 Dupont, is in the building that used to house Supon's.

What we had suffered a severe lack of flavor and was frankly boring. It's not a matter of spice level, but a lack of underlying flavor notes.

Their Pad Thai (Thai style) was the worst I've had in Bellingham -- an insipid sauce that lacked even basic flavor, much less the depth and complexity found in well seasoned Thai food. The chicken was plain sliced already-cooked chicken that had barely made any contact with the sauce -- not that this sauce would have made much difference.

The second dish we had was called Poor Siamese Stir-fry. We expected that such a "signature" dish would be their best effort, but it too was disappointing. Here the sauce was a monotonous brown gravy.

Friends told us that Poor Siamese wasn't as good as Supon's, but as we drove by the other night the place was full of people so we decided to take a chance. Bad idea! Either they were all first-timers or the flavor fairy took a break when our two dishes came up.

Imagine the result when the school cafeteria cooks decide that it's Thai Day and they don't know what all those funny ingredients are in the recipe so they substitute what they have on hand -- that would be what we were served.

We won't be back, until it's next incarnation.

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