Siam Restaurant & Bar

Poy and Noi, from northern Thailand, are cooking up delicious Thai cuisine from fresh, healthy ingredients, and Thai herbs and spices at the cozy Siam Café in downtown Lewisburg.

Email:

poy@siamlewisburg.com

Address:

Siam Restaurant & Bar (a.k.a. Siam Café)

518 Market Street

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Owner

Poy
Poy
Poy fostered a passion for cooking long before arriving in Pennsylvania for the first time in December 2008, imagining even as a child that one day she would open a Thai restaurant somewhere. She originally learned to cook from her mom and grandmothers in her hometown of Sukhothai, and later by working at her aunt’s restaurant in Bangkok during school breaks. She sought every opportunity to learn new dishes, volunteering to help in the kitchen as often as possible. Poy attended university in a neighboring province where she met Adrian, and then graduated in March 2004 with a major in English Education. Even as an elementary school teacher in Bangkok, Poy often prepared food at home and brought it to school for students and co-workers to try. In anticipation of opening a Thai restaurant in Lewisburg, Adrian enrolled Poy at Krua Wandee Culinary School in Bangkok. The course, which she completed in May 2008, introduced her to culinary art which laid the groundwork for her amazing fruit carving ability. After mulling over the prospect during her first two years in Pennsylvania, in summer 2011 Poy and Adrian finally rented out a cozy space in downtown Lewisburg where Poy could make her childhood dream come true. In making Siam Café a reality, she strives to apply the principles that she had formulated since childhood of providing great original Thai food, made of the freshest and healthiest ingredients, in a spotlessly clean environment where customers feel welcome the moment they walk in.

Co-Owner

Adrian
Adrian
Adrian is a software developer and President of Quantum Nomad LLC. As co-owner of Siam Café, he is working on various changes and improvements to the restaurant that customers will begin noticing in 2013. He is managing renovations to the restaurant's new building at 518 Market Street. He is also developing the restaurant's Point of Sale (POS) system. He doesn't have an office yet so you'll often see him soaking in the lovely ambiance at Siam Café where he also enjoys his delicious and healthy meals.

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Chef

Noi
Noi
Noi started cooking Thai food professionally upon moving to the United States in 2001 from Bangkok, Thailand. She was born in the north-eastern region of Thailand known as Isaan, and grew up working on the family farm along with her younger sister. She first learned cooking as a child from her mother and grandmother in a style influenced by the family's diverse Thai, Laotian, and Chinese heritage. Noi moved to Bangkok in 1992 to run a laundry shop, after which she moved to New Jersey. In 2003 she moved to a small town in north-eastern Pennsylvania called Benton where a local restaurant owner agreed to give a try at offering some Thai dishes. The results were phenomenal and within a year customers were arriving from far afield for a taste of Noi's family recipes. Poy and Adrian got word of this Thai wonder chef, and so gave her food a try in October 2009. They became close friends and, after Siam Café became well established, Noi decided to make the move to Lewisburg in June 2012.

Chef & Advisor

Wally
Wally
Wally has 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He owned a successful Chinese restaurant in Danville for 17 years where he managed operations in addition to cooking seven days per week. Although he eventually sold that business, it remains in operation today under the new ownership. Now a full time chef at Siam Café, Wally has provided invaluable guidance regarding the restaurant's setup and operations.