Lotus Thai Restaurant

About two weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage! 🙂

We thought it fitting to have our anniversary celebration dinner at Lotus Thai and we were not disappointed at all!  Lotus Thai is a restaurant that specializes in Thai cuisine but they also have a sushi bar. My sister and I have visited this place a couple of times before (whenever we were in a celebratory mood – and when the budget allowed!) and each time we were always in for a great treat.

Our anniversary fell on a Monday but we decided to go anyway…We arrived just after 5pm and the restaurant was still empty so we had the luxury of choosing any table we wanted.

The outside entrance of Lotus Thai

I liked the decor inside the restaurant – very warm and inviting. The fact that it was just the two of us in the restaurant made the setting even more romantic.

How lovely are those umbrella lights?!
I really loved the small attention to detail.

We had a lovely waitress; I think she is Thai. She was very friendly and gave us such wonderful service. I don’t know if it was because it was just the two of us in the restaurant but she always stood by the side of the wall (not too far from us, but still gave us enough space) and she was always ready for us whenever we needed her. At around 6pm a few people started arriving and even then our waitress still paid good attention to us.

Now, the food! 🙂

We both ordered starters and we each ordered something different so we can try out the different dishes.

I ordered a dish called: Kha – Nom – Jeeb . This dish is described as “steamed minced chicken and shrimp in pastry bags served with soy sauce”.

Kha – Nom – Jeeb

My husband ordered: Khung – Hom – Pha. This is “deep fried prawns, cheddar cheese wrapped with spring roll pastry, served with chilli sauce”.

Khung – Hom – Pha

Shortly after having our starters, we moved on to the main course….

Kaeng – Panang (Khung, Pla); Panang curry with (Fish / prawns), peanut , kaffai lime leaves in coconut milk
Kaeng – Phed ; Red curry with meat of your choice, (Chicken / Pork / Beef),  green bean bamboo shoot, carrot, baby marrow and Thai  basil in coconut milk
Kaeng – Phed ; Red curry with meat of your choice, (Chicken / Pork / Beef), green bean bamboo shoot, carrot, baby marrow and Thai basil in coconut milk

The starters were delicious and I love the combination of flavours – it worked really well. However, we felt a bit full after having our starters and I think next time we will just order one plate of starters to share.

The main course was just devine! Thai spices are just the best. I had the Panang curry with prawns and hubby had the red curry with pork. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the spiciness was just enough; not too hot or too bland. They do ask you beforehand if you want your curry to be mild, medium or hot. I think we both opted for medium. Both of our meals were served with rice but they do also have noodle dishes.

Their prices are on the steep side but since we were giving ourselves a treat and celebrating a milestone in our marriage, we thought it was worth it.

…And of course we had to end our anniversary dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine 🙂


Lotus Thai details:

No 45 – 47 Glen Village North

Cnr Solomon Mahlangu & Olympus drive

Faerie Glen, Pretoria

Tel: 012 991 5406/10

Email: info@lotusthai.co.za

Website: www.lotusthai.co.za


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