Red Bank redux version 2.0 [NJ]

So siam garden will be replaced by another thai place owned by the maung thai owner.

Does anyone know anything about tacoholics?

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does anyone know whats going on with the original San Remo spot on Newmans Spring? Passed by last week and thought I saw some new stuff on the facade. Maybe I was just dreaming…

No you are correct there is a new name on the location but to my knowledge nothing has opened yet. No other intel besides that.

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New name is Via Avanti and they have a sign that says Now Open but I can’t find any info on them

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More italian…hooray

Who is going to take one for the team?

looks like Chowda House closed (also confirmed on Cafe Loret.). Also Hansle and Griddle has rebranded- was not a fan the cpl times I ordered there.

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So I decided to take a night off from Fernandes :joy:

I tried the new Siam Paradise (formerly the Siam Garden) which is located in the Galleria. http://www.siamparadiseusa.com

It has been open for about a week they said and this is the same owner as Muang Thai, as mentioned earlier.

I started off with a small tom kha gai and this was a real treat. I absolutely love that soup but this rendition really kicked it up a notch. It was bursting with ginger flavor, both julienne ginger and a giant chunk I found and chewed on. If you aren’t a ginger fan pass on this. If you are, go nuts!

So after this ginger explosion I wanted more. I ordered the chicken with ginger and cashews EXTRA spicy (menu said it came spicy.) This dish was just ok but kind of a let down. It literally had no spice. I mean I’m talking to the point where the cook(s) literally forgot to add the chili. I didn’t say anything but I was really disappointed. I got some nice ginger slices and some basil leaves but again, to me this was super bland thai food. The dish itself wasn’t bad but it just lacked umph. Portion size was decent and I think it was 17 .95 or 18.95. I still wish I was sweating, red faced and snot was pouring out of my nose, but it wasn’t my night.

My friend got the hot pot (only hot pot on the menu, # 92)…I remember since that is one of my favorite old football players number. This was a 26.95 giant pot of glass noodles, cilantro, shrimp, etc. It came piping hot and the sweet sauce comes on the side. The flavor was mild as my friend asked for it this way. I had two shrimp and the sauce I dunked them in was quite concentrated and sweet. It should have been mixed into the entire dish IMO.

Overall, this place is pretty much like muang thai moved into siam garden and just changed the menu. The decor is very similar. In fact, they probably just left most of the stuff up.

Overall the service was good. If you have been to muang thai, this is very very similar. Pics…

I enjoyed the hot pot. And, unlike the Muang, parking is a breeze.

Nice! What’s up with the parking now? Most spots say “reserved permit only” from 5 to 5pm monday to friday.

A few say “visitor” closer to the actual building.

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