Since it’s snowing out, let’s talk about some spicy Thai food! I want to share my review of Kunya Siam in Atlantic Highlands. It’s my favorite Thai restaurant. The only place in competition was Mie Thai in Woodbridge, but that closed about two years ago. Heartbreaking!
I held off writing this review for years because I thought it would be a conflict of interest. I know the owner (Kunya) of this restaurant personally. I’ve even done some work for her during special events or down at her stand at the annual film festival at the harbor. She has graciously donated to the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society (of which I am a member) over the years. When my father passed away in June, she brought over three trays of food to my house that kept us fed for days. Can I impartially give a review of her restaurant? I thought about it and then figured that since this is purely a hobby and I make no money off this blog whatsoever, I’ll do what I want. So let’s talk about Kunya Siam.
My work with this restaurant, as limited as it is, will actually help this review. I’ve seen the kitchen—I’ve been back there. It’s clean. The food is fresh. The people doing the cooking are knowledgeable and passionate. If you realized how small the actual cooking area is, you would be even more impressed with how these complex dishes get cranked out during a busy dinner service.
You can read the rest on my blog if you would like: https://eatingnewjersey.net/2017/12/23/restaurant-review-kunya-siam-atlantic-highlands-nj/