Khao Siam 45
Time Out Says
Enter Khao Siam 45, a tiny, unlicensed spot overlooking The Dubai Canal in Business Bay. There are a handful of seats inside and a few tables outdoors, making this a fairly cosy venue.
The menu’s pretty compact and all dishes come in under Dhs50. Choices include salads, curries, soups, and noodle and rice dishes. Of course, there’s mango sticky rice for dessert, too.
We try the satay to start and it’s super. The chicken is tender and the dip is wonderfully peanutty. Som tam salad is another strong starter, the papaya and dried shrimp salad hitting all of the sweet, salty, citrussy and fiery notes you’d hope for.
Mains of khao pad gai (fried rice with chicken and egg) and pad Thai are also excellent. Portions are hefty, too, so you won’t be leaving hungry.
Anyone who loves Thai food but finds the prices a little steep in most licensed places will find plenty to like here.
WHAT IS IT...
A cosy Thai spot in Business Bay
To try authentic food at keen prices
By Time Out Dubai staff | 12 Jan 2020
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