ELV took a couple of lawyers to lunch the other day. As usual, the line was out the door at Lotus of Siam, so we strolled across the parking lot to the nearly empty Komol Restaurant for our Thai food fix.
Komol has been around forever, and no one talks about it anymore, but the food was straight from the wok and fryer, done to a turn, and quite earthy and spicy — all of which made us regret we hadn’t been strolling more often across the parking lot whenever a table at Lotus is hard to score.
And a quick look at the menu show much more vegetarian offerings than your usual Thai spot (it’s the categories featured most prominently throughout), making this a haven for non-meat eaters.
Our meal: mee krob crispy noodles, todd mun, 2 pad Thais (not pictured) and the house special “Hot and Spicy Vegetables” were all flawless renditions of these classics of Thai cooking, and the bill, including tip, came to $67.
Just thought you’d like to know.
And for you Thai food fans, check out this article in today’s NYTimes about another couple of classic Thai/Laotion dishes: larb (rhymes with “Saab”) and green papaya salad.
In the Commercial Center
953 East Sahara Ave. # E-10
Las Vegas, NV 89102