I grew up in Chicago and live in New York now. I came into town and asked my brother for great local chowhounding, and he directed me to Ruby of Siam at the corner of Emerson and Ridge in Evanston. Boy, was it yummy!!!! Great squid salad (combination of spiciness with limey flavoring), pad see-ewe (tofu, broad noodles, and broccoli), a dish called one-bite chicken (again, a great mix of spiciness and flavoring), and a dish with beef, cashews, and spices. Go there now!