Fried Fish Cakes
BigHead TalksAlot loves fried fish cakes so he threw this into the order. Not bad, but the sauce definitely amped things up.
Your standard larb with chicken. I love larb!
This is only my second time having this dish, so it’s not something I have the strongest point of reference for. However, I will say that Lotus of Siam’s offering just didn’t have the same POW that Night + Market delivered. The dish itself was still great and Decidedly Undecided and Rock Dweller were singing some delightful “mmm’s.”
This beef salad was a bit too “saucy” for my tastes. It was still good.
The fish could have been meatier and moister. The panang curry was just sweet and not that memorable otherwise.
The portions at Lotus leave much to be desired. Or maybe I was just frickin’ hungry that night. A couple hours at the spa can do that to a girl. Anyways, the noodles were tasty and duck was crispy, but I just wished there was a whole lot more of it.
I’ve only had this one other time when I visited Chiang Mai. It’s a pork and tomato based rice noodle soup. It reminded me and DeeDee of bun rieu, which is a Vietnamese crab and tomato based rice noodle soup. You have the option to add pork blood, but we passed on it. The noodles seemed a bit soggy, but the broth was delightful. My nod still goes to bun rieu though.
LOVE this dish. Loved it last time, and still love it again. I can’t say its particularly Thai, since its just fried giant shrimps with lots of garlicky goodness.
I wanted vegetables so I kind of threw these in at the last second. The pork was too fried and hard. Beyond that, it was just vegetables so I guess I got what I wanted.
I’ve had enough khao soi to know this was not a good khao soi. It really didn’t taste any different than your average yellow curry. Replace potatoes with noodles and boom, Lotus of Siam’s khao soi. It really lacked the fragrant depth and richness of Pok Pok’s khao soi.
Yippy skippy me! I love mango sticky rice! I would have liked more salty sweet coconutty goodness with the rice. The rice was a tad dry for me. Fried bananas are not usually my thing but I enjoyed the crispy egg roll versions here.
7 – Good
4 – Not bad