Hello Everyone I’m not back yet, probably lost somewhere in New York, but I managed to write this post before I left ~
Wanted to give you guys a quick review of a Thai restaurant I visited with Mr Bao and some friends a few weeks ago in the Soho area called Lotus. For those who are from Melbourne, Soho is kind of like the Hong Kong version of St Kilda, with lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. It is located in Central and is ‘the place’ to go for dinner and drinks with friends
I rarely go to the Hong Kong side, so it was nice to go to a new area for dinner ~ Mr T had read good things about Lotus and suggested we have dinner there. I was a little surprised when I arrived because it was more of a bar than a restaurant. We could hear the blasting music as we walked in and was quickly greeted by the nice manager who I guessed was from the UK, based on his accent I have a thing for the British accent, I think it’s so classy ~
We were insanely hungry, but had some trouble deciding what we wanted, it wasn’t the usual Thai food …it had a modern take on it…and we weren’t sure of the dishes. After a good five minutes of deliberating we decided what we wanted:D
A nice selection of chicken satays, pork spring rolls, sweet and sour squids and fish balls, we shared everything and I particularly liked the chicken satay – perfectly cooked, I don’t like overcooked and dry satays.
This salad had all the usual Thai herbs and spices, but was a little weird with the watermelon. Mr Bao thought it was a little too spicy, while I thought it was just right
In my opinion, the Pad Thai was my favourite dish of the night good. It had all the right flavours and I liked how it wasn’t drenched in oil like some places. And with the little white dish on the side with extra salt, chilli powder and crushed peanuts we were able to customise it ~
Mr Bao ordered the lamb shank and although it cooked well and was very tender, it was awfully salty. We could barely eat a mouthful without drinking lots of water. So that was a little disappointing because the yellow curry was quite fragrant ~
I’m a fan of green curry and nearly always order it when I have Thai food ~ this was good but I think it would have been better if it had a stronger coconut flavour.
No desserts that night, believe it or not hahaha it rarely happens! But I was too full and pretty sure I had macarons or some sort of dessert waiting for me at home
Mr Bao and I did have a coffee each, because we were so excited when we saw a barista and a large complex looking coffee machine ~ but nope…nothing compared to what we’re use to in Melbourne…it was so so so watery… sorry I forgot the prices of the coffee.
Overall I had a great night catching up with Mr T and Ms C, and even though the Thai food wasn’t really authentic (modern Thai), it was definitely enjoyable
Hope you’ve all been well!