HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE – TIME TO CELEBRATE!
We wish all of you a very happy Holiday Season filled with joy! Add a Taste of Thailand to your celebration and have your office or family party at Siam Garden. We have plenty of dishes to choose from and we will gladly assist you with menu selection. Additionally we have some great Holiday Season Specials! (Shrimp Spring Rolls, Crispy Duck Salad, Beef Tenderloin Siam and Salmon Ayutthaya Style)
Don’t forget to get Siam Garden’s Gift Certificate as a holiday gift for that special person in your life!
New Season -new Seasonal Favorites are on the menu
New Season and new Seasonal Favorites are on the menu! ….. Exotic Fruit Salad with Shrimp, Crispy chicken wings with lemongrass, Seafood with red curry, Whole Roas Duck (served for 2)
SUMMER TIME… and the summer favorites are back!
SUMMER TIME… and the summer favorites are back! Fresh spring rolls, pineapple fried rice, fish in banana leaf…
Explore Thailand at Siam Garden!
Explore Thailand at Siam Garden! Our Thai Regional Specialties Menu feature favorites fron the four main regions of Thailand: the North Region,The North East Region, Bangkok/Central Plains and the South Region.
April 17 – Songkran Celebration (Traditional Thai New Year)
Our Most Popular Event of the Year - SONGKRAN -Traditional Thai New Year, will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17th with Cultural Program and Festive Buffet.
Our Most Popular Event of the Year
SONGKRAN -Traditional Thai New Year, will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17th with grand Cultural Program and Festive Buffet.
Performance by Thai Cultural Center of New York (this year with guest artists from Thailand) will include Classical and Traditional Thai Dances, Sabat-chai Drum Performance, Traditional Thai instruments Khim and Ranat Ek.
Festive Buffet will include our most popular as well as specialty dishes, traditional Thai desserts and fruit carvings.
Admission to this year’s program is with tickets only.
Two performances are planned: 4-6 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm. Due to limited space only 70 tickets will be sold per each performance on a first
Pre-sale: $36 ($18 for children 6-11)
At the door: $40 ($20 for children 6-11)
(beverages, tax and gratuity not included in the price of the ticket)
Please don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend our celebration of Thai culture and call us at 732-224-1233 or stop by to purchase your tickets.
Hope to see you at our SONGKRAN celebration!
SONGKRAN, the Thai New Year is the most exuberant festival held nationwide. The Thais celebrated Songkran officially from April 13 through April 15. These three days represent the last day of the old year, the day of transition, and the first day of the New Year.
SIAM GARDEN celebrates SONGKRAN with traditional evening of festivities. Out team of chefs from Bangkok prepares a dazzling buffet of the most popular and specialty festive dishes, including extensive selection of traditional Thai desserts, fruit carvings, and, as always, many other surprises. In addition to the abundance of food, our guests can enjoy rich traditions of Thailand that make the Songkran celebration a trully special event.
In Thailand Songkran days are the days of cleaning the house and the body, days of merry making, and renewal. Nothing evil has to be taken into the New Year. On the first day of the festivities, shortly after dawn, devout Buddhists gather at the neighborhood temples to offer food for monks and prayers for the New Year. Later that day they sprinkle the rose scented water over the hands or shoulders of elders and friends in a show of respect. By mid morning this ancient tradition is transformed into a Water-Throwing Festival in order to wash away the past year’s sins. The expected reaction to a cold drenching is a grateful smile. In the following days various festivities and performances take place. In some parts of Thailand people build sand pagodas, release caged birds and fish, and play traditional games.
Happy New Year! December 31 open until 10 pm. January 1 open for dinner at 4:30 pm
Our Sweet 16th Anniversary is December 17th
It is CURRY FESTIVAL time at Siam Garden
Thailand is known for their delicious curries. Siam Garden offers a great variety of them: green, yellow, red, phaneang, mussaman… In additions to the ones already on the menu our chef has prepared a special selection of many more favorites from different regions of Thailand for you to explore and enjoy!
Festival of Lights (Loi Krathong) at Siam Garden – November 20 and 21
LOI KRATHONG AT SIAM GARDEN
On Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, beginning at 6 pm Siam Garden will celebrate Loi Krathong, the Festival of Lights. Please join us in celebrating one of the Thailand’s oldest and best preserved traditions – bringing offerings to the goddess of water and the symbolic casting away of ill-fortunes.
Our staff will share their tradition and help you float away an intricately decorated candle raft (krathong) and let go of your negative feelings and misfortunes.
Festival Curry Dishes will be offered in addition to our full menu.
Loi Krathong – Festival of Lights
The river-based culture that formed the foundation of the traditional Thai way of life evolved Loi Krathong into a ritual in which offerings are made to Mae Khongkha – Mother of Waters, the Thai equivalent of the Hindu goddess of water, in an expression of gratitude for providing life-sustaining water throughout the year. It is also believed that the offerings are made in an act of appeasement to beg her forgiveness for Man’s carelessness in polluting the pristine water that nourishes all life. Over time the tradition spread throughout the country.
Loi Krathong is probably the most picturesque and beautiful of all Thai celebrations. ‘Loi’ literally means ‘to float,’ while ‘krathong’ refers to the lotus-shaped receptacle which can float on the water. Originally, the krathong was made of banana leaves or the layers of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant. A krathong contains food, betel nuts, flowers, joss sticks, candle and coins. The making of a krathong is much more creative these days as many more materials are available. At dusk, as the full moon begins to rise, the krathong is decorated with fresh flowers and the candles and incense sticks are placed in the krathong. The float is then taken to a waterway where the candle and incense sticks are lit and the krathong set adrift. The floats are carried downstream by the gentle current, candlelight flickering in the wind.
The Loi Krathong ritual is a simple one. One needs only to light the candles and the joss sticks, make one’s wishes and let it float away with the current of a river or a canal. On that day, thousands of people will gather beside the canals and rivers. With krathong in hands, they light the candle, put some coins in the krathong and silently make a wish, and carefully place their krathongs in the water and release them to the current. They watch intently as the float drifts silently downstream, hoping that the candle will not go out. Its flame is said to signify longevity, fulfillment of wishes and release from sins. Altogether it is considered a romantic night for couples or lovers. Couples who make a wish together on Loi Krathong are thought to stay together in the future.
In the Northern Thai provinces that were once part of the ancient Lanna Thai kingdom, the Yi-peng Northern Lantern Festival is still being celebrated. Tubular lanterns, resembling hot air balloons, are lit and released into the night sky as an offering the Lord Buddha. As hundreds of illuminated lanterns drift into infinity, this conjures the same sense of wistful closure as the krathong float downstream.