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The last time we ate at Bua Siam, we ordered a sushi appetizer and realized we needed to visit again just for the sushi.  As usual, we ordered way more than we should have.

The Rainbow roll was one of my favorites.  Both the salmon and tuna on top were amazing.  We also got a Mexican roll, a salmon tempura roll and a Miami Heat roll which was on their specials menu.  The Miami Heat roll didn’t really offer up any heat and was just ok. 

We also ordered some salmon and scallop nigiri.

Both were fresh and tasty.  We hadn’t ordered scallops before and they were very tender.  I kept thinking they were going to be chewy, but they weren’t.   We also had to order the dish that made us want to come back for sushi in the first place, the Ocean roll. 

This is a no-rice roll, it’s tuna and salmon wrapped in cucumber instead.  It’s such a burst of fresh flavors.  Loren also got a side salad and an iced tea and the total bill was $69.  

 I do have to mention the service here.  They are very attentive, but almost to a fault.  Loren had finished his iced tea and told the waitress that he didn’t want any more, then before we left at least 3 other waitstaff stopped by to ask if he wanted more tea.  Having more than one person attending to a table can get a bit annoying after a while.

Bua Siam Thai
35903 US Hwy 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL
727-789-2848

Bua Siam Thai Cuisine and Sushi on Urbanspoon

Food4/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value2/5
3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Palm Harbor, Sushi, Thai
  • Cold and Hot


    Went over to Pacific Thai Cuisine for lunch today.  When we walked in the door, it was like walking into a freezer.  Man, it was cold in there.  Luckily, another group of customers flagged down the waitress and got her to turn down the air. 

    Soup and salad came with our lunches.

    The chicken and rice soup has a toasted garlic taste to it.  It’s different from the soup you get at a lot of other Thai places.  Most of them have more of a ginger flavor instead of garlic.   The salad, though there isn’t much of it,  has a tasty ginger dressing.

    Loren ordered Garlic and Black Pepper chicken.

    He enjoyed it.  Lots of veggies and good flavors going on.  I ordered the massaman curry with shrimp.

    Even though I asked for mild, it was still pretty spicy.  It had really good flavors though.  The potatoes, carrots, and onions were all cooked perfectly.   The waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed today.  She was very nice, but seemed like she could have used some help.

    Total lunch ran us $18.  I’ve never tried the appetizers here, but the lady at the next table kept raving about the crab rangoons, so I’m going to have to try those next time we come here.

    Pacific Thai Cuisine
    4058 Tampa Road
    Oldsmar, FL
    813-855-6633

    Pacific Thai Cuisine on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5
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  • Filed under: Oldsmar, Thai
  • Lunch Repeats


    Since I didn’t go grocery shopping over the weekend, I ate out a few extra times for lunch this week.  Hit the usual places, Amari Thai and Cuban Breezes and ordered some of my favorites, the mussamun curry $11 and a Cuban philly $7.50. 

    I’m running out of new places in Oldsmar to eat for lunch.

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    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • Quick Lunch


    It was raining and I’d been stuck in all day meetings for the last two days, so all I wanted to eat was something warm and comforting.  Today, that meant back to Amarit Thai. 

    I’ve been craving some Tom Kha soup and I hadn’t tried their crab rangoons before, so that’s what I got for take out.

    These were some very interesting rangoons.  They have curry in them which gave them a very unique and slightly spicy flavor.  The little bundles were full of filling too.  The soup was wonderful.  I got it with chicken and it had big mushrooms and lots of onions in it as well.  The depth of flavors were amazing. 

    At $14, it seemed a bit high for soup and an appetizer, but as happy as I was afterward, it was well worth it.

    Amarit Thai
    328 East Lake Road
    Palm Harbor, FL
    (727) 789-9186

    Amarit Thai Restaurant on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere4/5
    Value2/5
    3.7/5
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  • Awesome Soup


    We headed over to Dunedin tonight to Tom Yum Thai & Sushi on Patricia Ave.  We’re seeing some of the effects of Tropical Storm Bonnie right now and there’s nothing better on a rainy night than some soup. 

    Loren ordered the rice soup and I got the chicken coconut soup.

    I think I’ve found my new favorite soup.  It was a very thin soup, but had amazing depth of flavors.  It had coconut milk, lemongrass, galanga, kaffir leaves and lime juice with fresh mushrooms and chicken.  I’ll definitely be back for the soup again.

    Loren ordered the siam chicken at the recommendation of the waitress. 

    It was four pieces of chicken in a mild Thai chili sauce plus some veggies and rice.  He ate half of it and took the rest home.  This was definitely enough for two meals.

    I ordered some sushi.  A Mexican roll, a dragon roll, and some salmon.

    The sushi was really good.  I especially liked the dragon roll.  The avacado was very fresh and tasty.   Total dinner was $45.

    Tom Yum Thai & Sushi
    104 Patricia Ave
    Dunedin, FL
    (727) 953-9898

    Tom Yum Thai & Sushi on Urbanspoon

    Food4/5
    Service4/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.7/5
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  • Filed under: Dunedin, Sushi, Thai