Location: 8728 Valley Blvd #101, Rosemead, CA 91770. (626) 307-0203
Date: May 29, 2022
Rating: Awesome meats!
We Hedonists have been going to Tai Siu for years. I think I first came here in 2015.
But they recently moved into a new Valley Blvd space.
I guess it’s lucky they did!
This is the main dining room.
But we set up in the small private room off to the side.
Herbs for the next three of dishes. Thai Basil is great.
Sweetened fish sauce.
Mega crispy deep fried wontons. Really nice crispy texture and delicious.
Super crispy deep fried spring rolls. Fabulous with the herbs etc. Very fried. Very crispy.
Omelet with shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts. Really delicious with the herbs and sauce.
Chicken and Chicken Liver Cambodian Salad. Very nice dressing but the unusual star of the show were the small chunks of liver that gave it an unusual flavor punch.
Crispy fried Garlic Quail. Extremely crispy and so delicate one could just crunch through the bones. Delicious.
Almost every dish came with this salad of greens, onions, and a pleasant dressing to help wash things down.
Dressing-like salt and pepper sauce.
French style venison. More flavor and a bit chewier than the usual beef.
Goat Curry. Delightfully balanced curry (I was drinking it) with tons of flavor. Potatoes in there with the goat to absorb the sauce.
French bread to dip in the curry.
Crispy fried garlic bait fish. Quite delicious and salty with perhaps a hint of curry flavor, or maybe because I was also eating the curry.
Spicy hot pot. This broth was actually quite spicy. The following proteins and herbs were added.
Little squids and thick cut soft beef with egg for the hot pot. First we added the squids then we mixed the egg and beef and added that with a bunch of herbs. All delicious.
Herbs for the hot pot.
Clams with a very odd white pepper and corn starch sauce. Clams themselves were good but the sauce wasn’t my favorite.
Deep fried crispy frog legs. This was some fabulous frog. Super crispy and light (but thick) batter with delicate and moist frog. Boney though as usual.
Hypnotiq blue, chocolate peanut butter, and lemon cookie from the archives. The chocolate was a bit freezer burned.
I had “forgotten” how good Tai Siu is. This was a really fabulous meal filled with bold flavors and well balanced cooking. Service was great and overall a total winner.
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