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Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas, NV » wandering tummie



Nov 12

Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas, NV



It’s nice to get away from the tempting buffets once in a while when you’re in Vegas. I’ve heard from friends that Lotus of Siam is one of the best Thai restaurants ever; so I thought, “Why not?”

This is where the expression “don’t judge a book by its cover” applies. You’ll probably be turned off by the location – quiet plaza, might even be a bit ghetto by Vegas standards, not much happening, and the restaurant itself looking slightly rundown from the outside. But the interior is hugely different – nicely decorated with a wine wall, light blue carpet, giving you a homely feel.

Now, onto the food:

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Garlic prawns appetizer. This is probably one of their specialities. I’ve never had prawns served this way before, where the shrimp meat is taken out of the shell, with the shell still attached at the tail, spiced and deep fried, and you eat the entire thing. Do not toss the crunchy shell because that’s actually the best part!

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Drunken noodle with soft shell crab. I’ve never had this combination before. This dish comes with choices of beef, chicken, salmon, and soft shell crab. I’ve never had drunken noodles with anything other than beef or chicken so I couldn’t help but opt for soft shell crab and it was the best combination ever. The noodles had just the right amount of spiciness, and the marinated soft shell crab surprisingly remained crispy.

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Beef jerky. I know what you’re thinking, you can buy beef jerky in a package at Walmart. But you probably haven’t had jerky in a restaurant! It may look weird to you on a plate but it is yummy. It is a little chewy, so my jaws got tired from chewing for a while, but I think it was worth the pain. 😛

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Stuffed chicken wings. Another delicious choice. Hollowed out chicken wings then stuffed with ground pork and various other grounded veggies like mushrooms and bean sprouts.

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Grilled beef salad. Sliced marinated beef on a bed of salad sprinkled with spices.

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This was the only dish I wasn’t too thrilled about. Stir fried beef with string beans. Tasted just like any other stir fried dish at any other Thai restaurant. But hey, nobody’s perfect. 🙂

Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 735-3033


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