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Posted by Anonymous on 09/09/2013
My favortes are yunnan double pepper pork and pork belly ! I have recently tried seabass fish with sour cabbage i have to say i am not a fan of sour cabbage but the dish really blew me away with all the flavor and sophistication. I always love the signiture banana blossom salad and chicken steamed pot soup. On my recent trip i tried papaya salad with enoki mushroom. Such a wonderful dish for the summer. there is no MSG no overwelming spice like some sichuan restaurants or oil. I just love this gem, a wonderful and distinctive Chinese place in TriBeCa
Posted by Vima on 07/28/2013
Finally tried Lotus Blue and was delighted...food is flavorful, fresh and fused with great tasting combinations. Do yourself a favor if you want real Chinese - Delicious!
Posted by AMBNYC on 05/03/2013
We have eaten here several times and have also brought new-be friends with us that continue to be regulars as well. The food is delicious, artfully prepared, bountiful, and interesting. Is you are adverse to spice, you should consult with the staff, as the cuisine lends itself to be a bit spicy... but we have friends that have found delicious, non-spicy dishes to order and have swooned. Can't say enough, they have a great happy hour with their interesting cocktails all available, the staff, owners and management are all super nice and very gracious to have you there. We live in the hood and are super happy to have Lotus Blue as an option.
Posted by sandy on 07/28/2012
amazing "real" chinese food! it was wonderful tasting and experiencing authentic homemade chinese dishes .the staff was very attentive and accomodating. the head chef is extremely talented- the flavors are so gentle and each dish artfully presented.
Posted by gbevan on 04/05/2012
My husband and I had an excellent dinner at Lotus Blue. We almost never have cocktails, but were intrigued by the various infusions. I don't remember what they call it, but the Sichuan peppercorn-infused gin/Campari/vermouth drink was nicely spicy and not sweet. We started with a spicy chrysanthemum greens salad and razor clams with tomato and pineapple salsas. The salad was simple, spicy, fresh & delicious. We both liked the tomato salsa on the clams better than the pineapple, though that was good zipped up with a little pepper oil. The clams were a bit cooler than we would have preferred. Next were the fish cross-bridge fish noodles: they brought a bowl filled with the noodles, poured in a wonderfully fragrant broth, set in a raw quail egg, and gave us a plate full of fish slices, vegetables, herbs and flower petals for us to add to be cooked by the hot broth. Luscious, light, yummy. I'm glad we hadn't started with the prawns with candied olives, because I probably would have told them to cancel the other dishes and just bring me more of these. For me at least they're pretty hard to eat with chopsticks because they're whole in the shell, but it didn't matter: they were spicy, a tiny bit sweet, and absolutely delicious. The multigrain rice with mushroom and bamboo shoots accompanied it well - nicely chewy and earthy. Dessert: sticky rice pancakes filled with black sesame paste and coated with toasted sesame seeds were sticky, not sweet, quite nice -- I liked them more than my husband did. We also got some creamy & just-sweet-enough coconut tapioca pudding, which came with a fragrant ring of rose petal syrup around its edge. The servers were knowledgable and friendly, though perhaps a bit unpolished. All in all, we left full and satisfied. We intend to come back with more people so we can try the steam pot chicken, which the menu says serves 4.