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Jun 23, 2006 02:12 PM

lotus garden recs

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Going there for dinner tonight, what to order? Thanks.

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  1. My current favorites:

    --Raw beef salad
    --Vietnamese crepe
    --Clay pot shrimp

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    1. re: KathyR

      the chicken with lemongrass is a very good wok dish as well.

      1. re: KathyR

        I just got back from lunch there - I had the crepe $7.95 at lunch. I was very unimpressed. Two or three tiny pieces of shrimp, a sparse scattering of tasteless chicken dice, and mostly bean sprouts comprised the filling. The crepe itself was somewhat greasy, but the accompaniments (mint, basil, sweet and sour carrot/onion shreds and cucumber rounds were ok. I thought it was very overpriced for what you get.

        1. re: KathyR

          The steamed sea bass is incredibly moist and flavorful.

        2. I could easily have just the crepe for lunch. And I am not a petite person. The crepe at Angkor Borei is $6.95 and not as good as Lotus Garden's. I think $7.95 is a fairly standard price for this item, but I'll have to pay attention at other Vietnamese restaurants.

          EDIT: Ban xeo is $9.00(!) at Bodega Bistro.