It was our last day in Denver. After looking at many menus the night before, I convinced my mother in law to get out of the house to give ChoLon a chance. It was located in Downtown and the place looked sleek and modern. Chef Lon Symensma is the guy behind the Southeast Asian menu. The service was friendly and helpful. Somehow I am missing two pictures of the dishes we had but thankfully I found the pictures I needed on their online menu. What a luck!!
Papadum with Tomato Chutney
A good start to our lunch. The fragrant papadum went very well with the flavorful tomato chutney.
Brussels Sprouts, Ground Pork, Kaffir Lime
This was our favorite dish. A very flavorful dish. We had a hard time stop eating it.
Lobster Saigon Crepes, Lettuce Cups, Nuoc Cham, Fresh Herbs
I chose this unique dish. I knew since they charged $15 for this dish, I could not expect much lobster. I was surprised by the crisp crepes hugging the tender lobster. You simply wrapped it in the lettuce cup and added the aromatic herbs. The dipping sauce was pretty good.
Lamb Lo Mein, Choy Sum, Snap Peas, Pickled Red Onions Picture from the website
My husband picked this very tasty dish. What I liked about this dish was the fact that it had tons of veggies mixed with the lo mein and the delicious lamb.
Wagyu Beef Chow Fun, Shiitake Mushrooms, Leeks
My mother in law’s dish was less successful. The supposedly wagyu beef was chewy but the fat noodles were good.
Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Almond Ice Cream, Coconut
As usual I had to ask to see if the chocolate mousse was dark and lucky for me it was. We finished our lunch with the high note.