Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104
What took me so long to come here and eat?! Lotus of Siam has long held the reputation of being one of the top Thai restaurants in the country and I finally got to experience the bombness of this place! Perhaps, it’s because of the location. It is in a very seedy party of town that LOOKS seedy during the day and even seedier at night. Great food found in a dumpy strip mall? Perfect.
We went during lunch time and did not go with the lunch buffet. As advised by on of our Lotus of Siam experience friends, we chose to order from the menu instead and it was the way to go! I think everything we chose was deep fried in some form or another, which lead to a cholesterol fest of food. I’m getting older, so that stuff don’t phase me (yet).
Our introduction was Garlic Prawns. Crispy + salty = good.
Next came the Chilean Seabass and Drunken Noodles and Crispy Duck Panang. Flavors were on the saltier side, but again, I am a sucker for CRISPY!!
My most favorite dish was Nam Koi Tod (minced sour sausage mixed with green onion, fresh chili, ginger, peanuts, crispy rice and lime juice). I’ve never had this dish before anywhere, so it was a fun new dish. Crispy crunchy rice with the fragrant flavors of all the fixings left a party in my mouth!