Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Liz and I hit up her favorite Thai place in the city on her night off from the cafe.
Mostly because we're both big fans of their style of peanut sauce, we ordered the chicken satay with cucumber salad. Unfortunately, this order was overcooked, but this was only the first time this has happened to me at Siam Lotus.
As usual, Liz ordered the Kang Dang. Chicken with string beans, basil, Thai eggplant and red curry paste in coconut milk. This dish is the only reason that I recognized Thai eggplant in the Culinary Bee Quickfire Challenge from Top Chef a few weeks back.
I have a few favorites on the menu, but I venture beyond that comfort zone on occasion. On this recent visit I ordered the Kang Masamun Kai. Chicken with masamun chili paste, potatoes and peanuts in coconut milk. The sauce was incredible, and the chicken was moist, but I wish it had more veggies, or at least one that was green.
Both entrees, an appetizer, a mixed drink, and two glasses of red wine came to just under 60 dollars.
931 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Between 9th and 10th
Siam Lotus on Menupages