Here is the link to Steven A. Shaw‘s post on www.egullet.org about our Asian Food Extravaganza up and down Spring Mountain Road* yesterday — culminating with twelve courses at Lotus of Siam last night.
ELV couldn’t have said it better himself.
In order the restaurants were:
Ping Pang Pong (Outstanding dish: all of the dim sum)
Dong Ting Spring (Outstanding dish: smoked pig’s tongue)
Yun Nan Garden (Outstanding dish: lamb (although it was pork) with cumin)
China MaMa (Outstanding dish: every dumpling (called “pastry”) on the menu…although ELV preferred the soup dumplings (P23 on the menu), and the dumplings with “Nian(?) or Niar(??) green” – filled with spinach and egg)
Lotus of Siam (Outstanding dish: Northern Thai sausage, crispy rice with sausage, koi soi with tuna, soft-shell crabs, steamed sea bass….let’s face it: everything on the menu)
ELV knows what you’re thinking about now: “What? Only five restaurants in nine hours? What a bunch of wimps!”
Yes, it’s true. There was no Korean ban chan, no bubble tea nor banh mi. We forgot about pho and rejected any ramen. But still, it was an eating day for the ages.
* Curiously, none of our chosen venues was actually on Spring Mtn. Rd., although three of the five were only a block off it.