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ccl1111 Jun 24, 2007 11:11 AM

have been there a couple of times myself and love it. 3 guys going monday and trying to impress the the others.

for the los vets, what would your preferred lineup be?

thanks!

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  1. ciaogal RE: ccl1111 Jun 24, 2007 11:17 AM

    Love the Prawns Ocha and the Larb as introduced to me by QAW....
    Charbroiled beef dishes, the curries and the coconut rice w/ the Mango....HEAVEN!

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      ccl1111 RE: ciaogal Jun 24, 2007 11:20 AM

      done the prawns ocha & loved it. done the spicy sour sausage appetizer & loved it. love the sticky rice & mango. first visit did a special which was soft shell crab salad & loved it.

      any specific curries or charbroiled beef dishes? earlier this week they had a shrimp curry special that i'd read about here that i so wanted to try but i went for the prawns ocha.

      thanks ciogal!

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        ciaogal RE: ccl1111 Jun 24, 2007 11:24 AM

        I am a big fan of their Green Curry...though I have had the Yellow Curry on the buffet @ lunch @ LOS and it too was flavorful and wonderful.....I went back for seconds, thirds and fourths......

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      Mel RE: ccl1111 Jun 24, 2007 11:23 AM

      sour sausage app... duck curry... yum

      1. septocaine_queen RE: ccl1111 Jun 24, 2007 11:24 AM

        Tom Yum with shrimp

        House special crispy garlic shrimp. It is not on the menu so you have to ask for it. They take prawns peel the shells but still keep them on. Cover in coarsely chopped garlic and fried up. The shells get so crispy that they are like really thin potato chips. My hubby and I can eat a whole serving between the 2 of us.

        Crying Tiger. Charbroiled rib eye with spicy chili sauce. Ask for the sauce spicy.

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          Dave Feldman RE: ccl1111 Jun 25, 2007 10:58 PM

          A few more ideas:

          Order some dishes from the Northern menu. The khao soi is outstanding, and is especially welcome if you aren't ordering a soup. (If you are ordering a soup, consider trying the smoky sheetfish soup). Have you tried the green chilie dip? It's especially recommended if your group likes spicy dishes. The northern pork stew is also terrific, especially for garlic lovers, and if you like larb, you might want to try the Northern larb, which is wetter than the southern variety.

          The sua rong hai is, to my knowledge, the only charbroiled beef dish at Lotus, and it is outstanding. Despite the description on the menu, the accompanying sauce is not spicy, and this is a dish I often recommend for those who don't like heat. I don't mean this in a patronizing way. I ate seven meals at Lotus in June, and I didn't have a chance to try it this trip --- and I missed it.

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            QAW RE: ccl1111 Jun 26, 2007 08:26 AM

            As someone who eats about half of all meals out at Lotus, reading this posts is like listening to a "Greatest Hits" recording. Here are a few more that have not made the list so far -

            Crispy Catfish Pieces Salad (crunchy, salty, bitter, spicy, sweet - they all come together so well).

            Kana Moo Krob (Crispy Side Pork with Chinese Broccoli - leave it to them to even make pork fat work in an inspired way).

            Seared Scallops with Red Curry (the sweetness of fresh scallops and the hottest of their curries plays so well together; there is usually a slight touch of cognac to balance this out, similar to their Salmon Panang).

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              Michelle RE: QAW Jun 26, 2007 02:44 PM

              Another one that hasn't made the list - the beef salad. Best I ever had at any Thai restaurant, and I have it every time I'm in Vegas...

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                Dave Feldman RE: QAW Jun 26, 2007 03:08 PM

                The Kana Moo Krob is one of the few dishes I've never tried at LOS. Isn't this the dish that is described as being in an "oyster sauce" -- more than anything, that's why I haven't tried it. Does it taste like a typical Chinese oyster sauce?

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                  QAW RE: Dave Feldman Jun 26, 2007 05:27 PM

                  It is their own version of a traditional Chinese Oyster sauce, perhaps a bit on the mild side. It is really used as a way to bring the taste of the pork out, unctuous crispy/fatty pieces that carry a lot of flavor. The oyster sauce lends a saltiness to accent the fat, and the broccoli adds a nice texture contrast (while at the same time, of course, enabling us to walk away under the illusion that we ate something healthy). Some might not enjoy the combinations enough as a stand-alone entree, but as part of a group grazing session it is a nice contrast to many of the other menu items.

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                  FlyerFan RE: QAW Jun 26, 2007 05:00 PM

                  I have a hard time straying from the sour sausage app and the chicken larb.
                  The scallops with red currry are *incredible* and be sure to do the wine pairing. I really enjoy rieslings and I have always been pleasantly surprised at the offerings.

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