The north side hidden gem you need to try
13 Aug 2016
When you think Clayfield, you probably don’t think gourmet. But we’re here to tell you that there’s one delicious restaurant in the ‘burb that’s putting the surrounding suburbs to shame. Tucked away on Junction Road, Siam Pagoda dishes up some of the best Thai food in town – this year they were even nominated for a 2016 Award for Excellence to prove it! So you can take our word for it that this hidden gem is definitely worth a drive to the north side. You could get takeaway, but with both a leafy patio and warm and cosy dining room to eat in, and the option to BYO, we’d suggest sitting down to a feast – and feast you will with all their delicious dishes to choose from! You’ll find all your favourite Thai feeds on the menu, from pad Thai to massaman curry, along with a few unique creations you won’t find anywhere else. In true Thai cuisine style, every dish looks as good as tastes, from the pineapple fried rice served in a fresh pineapple, to the tom kha seafood hotpot which comes in a flaming serving dish. Start with satay chicken and coconut prawns and move on to marinated pork salad (one of the restaurants unique creations), tantalizing pad se-ew packed with fresh vegetables and fat rice noodles, and whole fried barramundi with house made sauce. Prepare to be overwhelmed by flavour no matter what you choose, because there’s no skimping on herbs and spices here! Whether you drop in for date night or bring a whole group, you will end up over eating, but luckily Siam Pagoda is nice and friendly on the bank balance, so you don’t have to choose between the red island duck in red curry sauce or sweet and sour pork stir fry – you can get both. Just don’t blame us when you end up with a food baby because you can’t resist finishing every last scrumptious bite. Ready to discover some of Brisbane’s best Thai food? You’ll find Siam Pagoda at 318 Junction Road, Clayfield, open for lunch Thursday to Saturday and dinner Tuesday to Sunday. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date requires a lot of double lattes, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!