LOS.... need your top 3 favorite dishes
My mouth has been watering for months... i have searched the boards, I have taken notes, but I still want to make sure I have it all. I am going to finally go to LOS this weekend for dinner and would like to get your top 3 favorites... I know for some it might be hard since there is such a strong following for the place. I know we won't be able to order it all (as much as I can though, I will), but another vegas trip is planned again for next month, so if all goes well I can hopefully find some new favorites.... but based on previous posts, I have down on my list:
mango sticky rice
sour sausage and crispy rice
(I have more on my list, but I thought I would just stick with the 3 for now)
CP is also on my "to do" list for lunch... I will report when I get back on my eats...
re: Dave Feldman
I'd agree, but still love all three choices and would order them - regardless of protein issues. Another favorite of mine are the whole fish dishes (I'm particularly fond of the seabass). When avaialble, the softshell shrimp were spectacular. While the beef jerky was unique and interesting, the experience of having it was better than the actual taste of the dish, hence, I've ordered it only once. The pad thai is pedestrian, and while I enjoy LOS's noodle and soup items, I think other items on the menu are far more unique and interesting. In the end, I always ask the waiter for their suggestion and nearly always go with at least one of the nightly specials.
For me it depends on how much I want to spend there. If price is no object, the lobster, prawns, or whole fish are all great. If you want to keep it reasonable, any of the curry dishes (with or without coconut milk) will do just fine.
Either way, stick to your guns and get the three dishes you mentioned also.
Any advice on how far ahead to book a reservation for dinner? Will be in LV in early November for a conference and would like to go to LOS Sat or Mon night.
I would definitely add the beef salad. This was by far my favorite dish out of all the places/meals we had during our last Vegas trip. I can't wait to have it again!
I concur with the fish (catfish for sure). If protein is an "issue", then what better way than the beef jerky? Also, I love whatever the drunken seafood noodles are called.
I love the sea bass, too. They have a version with garlic and lime that I don't think is on the menu. I adore the northern chicken soup (which is like a classic soup, but without the coconut milk) that I swoon over.
I wasn't aware that LOS has ever served a whole sea bass. I'm pretty sure that isn't accurate.
Mel, one possibility is the khao soi, the best I've ever had -- pieces of chicken in a creamy sauce and superb, hand-pulled noodles and pickled vegetables on the side. Is it a soup or an entree? Who cares. It's delicious. The green papaya salad at LOS is excellent, but you can get this at any Thai restaurant. Not true of the khao soi (which is the first item on the northern menu).