Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Siam Lotus

Liz and I hit up her favorite Thai place in the city on her night off from the cafe.
Siam Lotus (1)
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.
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.
Siam Lotus (2)
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.

Siam Lotus
931 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Between 9th and 10th

Phone 215.769.2031

Siam Lotus on Menupages
Siam Lotus in Philadelphia

2 Comments:

  1. Taylor said...
    Massaman curry is my favorite Thai curry, and Siam Lotus has a great one!
    Robert said...
    Very good restaurant, but the service is just abhorrent. I've never been there where they either didn't have something on the menu or didn't take about an hour to get my entree.

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