Feast on recipes from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Southern Thailand at Lotus Thai in downtown San Diego.
The proud recipient of the 2008 “ZAGAT,” the “2008 Gold Medal” for Best Thai from San Diego Downtown News, “Best Thai” 2008 from SignOnSanDiego.com, Best Thai by San Diego Magazine 2009 and editor’s and reader’s pick.
I recommend the Pad Thai with shrimp and the Crying Tiger with lightly seasoned charcoal-broiled marinated prime-cut steak, fresh greens, and a spicy lime dipping sauce.
For dessert try the crispy fried bananas with coconut ice cream (see more photos at www.sandiegofoodfinds.com).
Maria Desiderata Montana is an award-winning food and wine journalist, editor, and published author based in San Diego. She gained an appreciation of European cuisine from her parents, who were born and raised in Calabria, Italy. Visit her website at www.sandiegofoodfinds.com.
Lotus Thai Restaurant Locations:
DOWNTOWN: 906 Market St, San Diego, (619) 595 – 0115
HILLCREST: 3761 6th Ave, San Diego, (619) 299 – 8272