News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, May 24, 2018
A taste of Thai at Siam Sky

Siam Sky

Vee Vee and Chalee Napapornpipat opened Siam Sky on May 24.

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by Faith DeAmbrose

If Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles or fresh spring rolls sound like lunch or dinner, a visit to Blue Hill’s first Thai restaurant, Siam Sky, might be in order. The restaurant, which has worked to entice locals with its social media postings over the last month, will officially open its doors on Thursday, May 24.

Owners Vee Vee and Chalee Napapornpipat, along with local artist and set designer Julie Jo Ferhle, have spent the last month transforming an empty space, most recently occupied by a school, into a 40-seat restaurant.

With fresh vegetables and from-scratch sauces in the kitchen, and a bright and open floor plan that boasts additional outdoor seating, the owners say they are ready to welcome guests. A so-called “soft opening”—a non advertised, by invitation only, event that works to iron out any issues ahead of a formal opening—took place earlier in the week.

Chalee and Vee Vee, originally from Thailand, most recently operated a restaurant west of Boston. Cooking has been a lifelong passion for Chalee, who said he was taught by his mother and grandmother. He has been working in the United States for the last eight years.

The two decided to relocate to Blue Hill when the opportunity arose, and have been in town for two months. Both marveled at the kindness they have been shown by community members and say they are excited to share their food with others at their stream-side location on Mill Street.

The restaurant will aim to be open seven days a week, year-round, serving lunch and dinner. Call ahead take out through the restaurant’s website, siamskyrestaurant.com, is expected to be available by opening day. Customers can order online, chose a pick-up time, and pay before coming to the restaurant, said Vee Vee.

Lunch specials, consisting of a choice of appetizers, ginger soup and an entrée, are available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 pm.

Siam Sky, located at 8 Mill Street, will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 374-7157.