Lotus of Siam
Easy to overlook due to its ho-hum location, Lotus of Siam has nevertheless firmly entrenched itself in many folks’ minds as the foremost Thai eatery in the country. Once inside, the disparate design of the strip center gives way to the sleek sensibility of Eastern aesthetics, from the clean-lined geometry of the tables and chairs to the simplicity of the framed artwork. For chef-owner Saipin Chutima, cooking has been a life-long affair, and she’s certainly a master of the craft. Under her guidance, artfully presented Northern Thai specialties such as spicy kang-ka-noon (young jack fruit curry) and kang hung lay (sweet pork curry) leave lasting impressions on the palate and mind.