12/26/2015

It has been two years since we have dined at Lotus of Siam. Last time we dined there, the customer service was lacking and the food we had was a mix. My husband was craving Thai food and we first considered Chada Street but my brother and husband decided on LOS instead. This time we tried a few new dishes and the experience as a whole was mostly positive. Service was better than the previous time.

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NAM KAO TOD Crispy Rice mixed with Sour Cubed Pork Sausages, Cilantro, Green Onions, Grounded Dry Chilis, Ginger, Peanuts and Lime juice
This is a long time favorite and we had to order two. Even though it was very spicy, we could not help ourselves from enjoying it. It was a perfect dish and nothing like the sorry version we had at the Night and Market Song a while ago. The rice was perfectly crisped and there were plenty of cubed sausages.
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THUM KA NOON Shredded Young Jack Fruit, Ground Pork, Tomatoes, Northern Thai Spices and Seasoning
A very interesting dish and a unique taste and flavor. Very hearty too.
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SOM THUM [Thai Papaya Salad] Green Papaya, Chili, Tomato, Crushed Peanuts mixed with Lime Juice, Fish sauce and Sugar
The papaya salad was good, but not a favorite and a touch sweet for my taste.
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CHARBROILED PRAWNS Served with tangy, spicy sauce & tamarind sauce
The prawns were grilled perfectly and the two sauces enhanced the experience.
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SUA RONG HAI Charbroiled Beef served with homemade spicy sauce
The past few times we have ordered steak, it has been a let down. The meat was chewy and not in a skirt steak kind of way. Also there was not enough char and smokiness for something that supposed to be BBQ. I skip the beef next time.
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SEARED SCALLOPS with RED CURRY SAUCE
The scallops were cooked just right and the red curry sauce was a delight to eat.
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Coconut Ice Cream
It was just OK and not coconut-y enough and at $4 a scoop it better be.