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Embark on an exclusive culinary fare of authentic Thai cuisine at the elegant Lotus restaurant. You will immediately love the dramatic yet subtle colour palette here as it draws inspiration from the rare Blue Lotus or the Blue Water Lily, regarded as the most valuable Lily in the World. The carefully curated menu by Thai Master Chef, Satit Chaimano, includes specials like ‘Lark Bua Phad’ - Lotus root with roasted chilli paste, bell pepper and basil; ‘Ghae Hor Bai Bua’ - Crispy Fried Lamb Wrap, fresh chilli, ginger, cashew nuts as starters. In the mains, ‘Poo Phad Prik Thai Dum’ - Crispy Soft Shell Crabs with black pepper and soy; Chicken with bell pepper, sun-dried chillies and cashew nuts called ‘Gai Phad Med Mamuang’; ‘Ghae Yang Kratiem Prik Thai’ i.e. 'Grilled Lamb Loin' marinated with garlic, coriander root, basil and asparagus, are the signature dishes. Vegetarians need not worry as the Executive Chef, Ashutosh Nerlekar has made sure there are enough choices for them. Amongst others, for me, 'Asian Greens Stir-Fried' with ginger, cashew and fresh chilli was the best, as it was so flavoursome and fresh. Wind up your meal with 'Black Sticky Rice Dusted With Sugar And Coconut Flakes'; and 'Water Chestnut Rubies In Coconut Milk With Pandan Flavour'.
Cooking Thai food comes with a precision of flavours that need to marry each other just right to find that kick. The ingredients have to come together and blend seamlessly to create one big picture of perfection. Chennai is a hub of global cuisines and Thai fare is one of them. Although the cuisine still has to find the popularity like Italian and Chinese, it does have a good fan base. Many locals have developed the taste for Thai food and appreciate the aromatic nature of this wonderful cuisine. Talking about Thai food in Chennai and not mentioning ‘Lotus Thai’ would be a sacrilege. The restaurant is a most favourite spot to grab a lavish Thai dinner with your companions. The restaurant is located at The Park, Anna Salai in Chennai.
Lotus Thai’s menu features authentic Thai food, made excellently by the team of very talented chefs. Menu is extensive with crowd-pleasing options that are bound to tempt your palate. It will be wise to start with the first course which entails, grilled chicken skewers, Thai style grilled fish, vegetable dim sums, fried lamb with sweet chilli glaze, tempura prawns, pandanus wrapped chicken, fragrant crispy lamb mince rolls, tom kha soup and crispy fried pumpkin with spicy tamarind glaze. After such superb appetizers move along to the main course which features dishes like, sour turmeric curry fresh heart of palm, spicy pork belly in red curry paste, grilled whole white pok choy, bay of Bengal prawns, massaman lamb curry, northern Thailand style Asian greens fresh heart of palm with pickled turmeric root and drunkard’s duck breast in honey chili plum sauce.
Lotus Thai’s dessert section perfectly reflects their Thai flair by coming up with luscious Asian desserts. Black sticky rice with coconut cream and lychee gelato, pumpkin custard with palm sugar, water chestnut rubies with pandan flavoured coconut sorbet and pandan mascarpone mousse with green tea genoise, are worth checking out. Be prepared to be dazzled by the affluence and style of the décor. Inspired by the blue lotus, the interiors of the restaurant reflect the theme in most beautiful way. The wide sprawling room is dominated by a stunning blue carpet carrying the motif of lotus. Walls are left bare except for the striking silk screens embroidered by hand. A brass lotus casts a soft golden glow on each table weaving a romantic spell. Lotus Thai is classy, subtle and exceptional in every way.
Keywords: The Park, Thai, Chennai, Classy, Affluent, Extensive, Authentic, Décor, Lavish.
Summary: Savour the authentic Thai food in Chennai at The Park’s classy fine dining restaurant, Lotus Thai. An elegant restaurant by every standard, Lotus Thai charms you with authentic Thai food and lovely striking décor.