Lotus of Siam Plans Red Rock Casino Location

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Saipin Chutima’s famous Thai menu is coming to Red Rock
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Rumors have circulated for some time that Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa was the destination for a new outpost James Beard Award-Winning Chef Saipin Chutima’s Lotus of Siam. These rumors appear to be confirmed by permit paperwork recently submitted to Clark County, which estimate a massive budget of $6.9 million for the new restaurant. Guests visiting Red Rock will be able to enjoy the chef’s considerable expansive menu of Thai dishes soon.

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That menu opens with starters like Fried Chicken Dumplings and Sa-Tay before moving on to soups and salads like Tom Yum Kai (Hot and sour soup with chicken, lime juice, lemon grass and straw mushrooms) and Spicy Squid Salad.

Next comes BBQ dishes that include Pla Dook Yang (Charbroiled whole catfish, served with tangy, spicy sauce & tamarind sauce) and Charbroiled Prawns, followed by a selection of specials, including Nua Nam Tok (Sliced charbroiled beef mixed with green onions, red onions, cilantro, dried & fresh chilies, lime juice & rice powder) and Hoh Mok Kai (With curry paste-chicken, egg. sliced cabbage cooked in a bowl).

This only the scratches the surface of a wide range of appetizing dishes, ranging from familiar noodle dishes like Pad Se-Ew, Pad Thai, and Drunken Noodle Seafood; to a selection of Thais curries; to a menu of Northern-Thai-style dishes like the Burmese-influenced Khao Soi (egg noodles in a curry base with a touch of coconut cream, with your choice of meat; garnished with sliced red onions, lime and pickled vegetables) and Thum Ka Noon (shredded young jack fruit, ground pork, tomatoes, northern Thai spices and seasoning).

What Now Las Vegas was unable to reach a representative of Lotus of Siam on Wednesday. No opening date has yet been announced for the Red Rock Resort location.

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
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