Siam Lotus has replaced Bangkok in downtown, calling Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce home.
Cozy booths with sparkly tabletops, a sushi bar and a broad half-circle booth for a larger group make up the restaurant. While there are a several choices for Thai and sushi directly in downtown, each has unique items and food styles providing a different experience at each spot.
Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable about the specials, making sure we had all the options before us. The menu itself vastly covers every mouthwatering sushi, Thai and Japanese option you can think of causing visions of sushi rolls, tempura dishes and bowls of various curries to dance in my head.
My friend and I decided to try one of their cocktails that was on happy hour., The black cloud mojito was 2-for-1 and composed of muddled mint leaves, fresh blackberries and lime. It was refreshing with a touch of sweetness from the berries.
The sushi nachos ($7.95), were four large fried flour tortilla chips topped with finely chopped spicy tuna, sesame seeds, masago and finished with sweet eel sauce and spicy mayo squiggles and a mound of shredded cucumber. We piled the cucumber on top and crunched our way through the tasty triangles, the flavors melding deliciously.
My guest had the Kobe tuna roll ($17.95), a simple roll with 4 ounces of tuna steak wrapped in seaweed, flash tempura fried, sliced thinly and served over a bed of cucumber-seaweed salad and drizzled with chef’s sauce. She swapped the seaweed for soy paper ($1 upcharge); it’s a good start for someone new to sushi as most people are familiar with ahi tuna.
I decided to go all out and try the flaming lobster roll ($26.95). The alluring presentation on this dish had the tempura fried lobster tail served in a martini glass. The roll itself was posed around it and the lobster tail shell stood in the center. The spiral snuggly wrapped more tempura lobster, asparagus, cream cheese and avocado surrounded by seaweed and rice.
It was topped with a layer of spicy tuna, masago (red roe), tobiko (black roe) a coating of tempura flakes, diced jalapeno and lobster sauce. It was a masterpiece both to the eye and the palate. This massive roll also comes with the choice of miso soup or a house salad served with ginger dressing.
Every component of the evening was flawless.
Cuisine: Sushi, Thai and Japanese
Address: 217 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce
Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (lunch); 4-10 p.m. (dinner). Open daily.
Handicap access: Yes
Alcohol: Beer, wine and sake