Saipin Chutima causes the name "Lotus of Siam" to stand out from other Thai restaurants through her distinct and authentic northern Thai style of cooking. Her Bankok style cooking also second to none has been called the "single best Thai restaurant in Northern America" by Gourmet Magazine.
Thai woman by tradition must learn how to cook. Saipin is no exception. She was first forced to learn to prepare meals since she was five years old under her grandmother Tha. Although her childhood dream was to be a stylist in a beauty salon Saipin's talent glowed under the direction of her grandmother. Further down the road she was accepted as an apprentice by the grandmother of her future husband, Anocha. She had begun to enjoy cooking for people and receiving the reward of a smile that she created on a strangers face. At age 17, she met her husband, Suchay, while he was hanging around his grandmothers kitchen. It was love at first site. Though Suchay had to leave for the United States and it would be seven years before he could see her again.
In 1994, they purchased Renu Nakorn, a Thai food restaurant in Norwalk California. It was a hit to the Thai food lovers. All of her hard work paid off her apprenticeship. Major magazine praised the opening. "Her speciality in northern Thai food is truly unique and tasteful. Kanom-Jean-Nam-Ngaew (vermicelli in curry sauce) Kang Hung Lay (pork stew), Green Curry chilli dip (you need a fire extinguisher after you've finished the plate), and Nam Kao Tod Minced sour sausage, and appetizer worth dying for). Years later, she sold it for more opportunity in Las Vegas.
In 2000, they purchased Lotus of Siam, a restaurant hiding in a strip mall just east of the strip. Since then her life has been as spicy as her chilli dip. Gourmet magazine called it the "single best Thai restaurant in North America". Saipin upholds the reviews with her rigorous kitchen schedule, preparing the classics from Thailand and mixing it up with new flavors for recipes for a nuanced experience.
Lotus of Siam reviews on this website have been left by actual guests while their are still within the business. iTrueReview enables guests to share their experiences in real-time providing consumers the best resource for honest and balanced reviews. Download our APP