Ate at Lotus of Siam yesterday for lunch. Rather than link you to my TR, let me excerpt our lunch experience: Ended up going to Lotus of Siam, because Arawan is no longer open for lunch. No wait for lunch, but we were a little on the late side (1PM) If you're a wine drinker, their wine "cellar" is extensive. I suggested that we pick items from the Northern menu, since that is their "specialty". To paraphrase Anthony Bourdain, you don't go here to order Pad Thai, the specialty is Northern Thai cuisine. We had: (descriptions are from their menu). KHAO SOI (meat was Crispy duck) This typical Burmese influenced dish is served with 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. My lady friend thought it was "too sweet". I found it to be "OK" since I'm a "gravy" fiend. NORTHERN LARB A completely different dish from the Issan larb, this northern style larb (ground pork) is cooked with northern Thai spices without the lime juice; garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables. This was the spiciest of the three dishes that we ordered, and the hot kinda "sneaks up" on you. SAI OUA [Northern Style Sausage] This northern Thai style sausage packs quite a bit of heat, stuffed with ground pork, fresh and dried herbs and spices, these mild-medium spice sausages will be sure to give a kick with every bite. It was very tasty, and not too spicy, But then again, I'm known for having my Champong (Korean Seafood noodles) "blood red". The lunch was nice, the company made it the best part of my trip.