In Aurora, Colorado, on an innocuous side street in a rather run-down part of town, a tiny white building sits back in a parking lot simple labeled Sue of Siam: Authentic Thai Cuisine. Their slogan is “We bring Thailand to your table”.
It’s a place I had driven by a hundred times when I lived near that part of town. Curiosity began to build, and one day I decided to do something about it. I talked a friend into being brave with me, and we adventured inside.
The place is small, seating only about 20-30 people. But the feeling is intimate, and the owner makes you feel like one of the family immediately. He was very attentive, explaining anything we had questions about and making recommendations. They will accommodate any spice level and taste preference.
When asked for our drink order, I saw hand-written onto the menu “Lime juice”. Imagining a shot straight from the fruit, I had to try it.
Turns out it was like lemonade, but made instead with limes. It was sweet yet tart, and very refreshing.
We had the egg rolls, Cashew chicken, and Pad Thai of course. Everything on the menu is very affordable, with lunches averaging $7-8 and dinner only one dollar more. The egg rolls were sweet and crunchy and totally addicting. Their house-made sweet and sour sauce is delicious enough to want to eat with a spoon.
The cashew chicken was chock-full of fresh steamed snow peas, bell peppers, and sweet chunks of marinated white meat chicken all bathed in a complex umami-packed brown sauce. And the Pad Thai was a perfect rendition with thick noodles, crunchy bean sprouts, a spicy-sweet peanut sauce and crushed peanuts on the side.
Overall, I’d give Sue of Siam:
- 9 for taste
- 10 for atmosphere
- 9 for value
Sue of Siam is located at 106 Del Mar Circle, Aurora, CO 80011. You can call them at (720)949-1980 or visit the website. I’m not sure at this point if the deliver, but they definitely do allow carry-out, and offer catering and private parties.