7809 Quivira, Lenexa
913-322-7285 | sweetsiam.com
Go ahead, think of all the potent culinary aphrodisiacs you can. The list must include garlic, basil, chiles, asparagus, black mushrooms, bananas, and vanilla — all ingredients used in the seductive cuisine at Sweet Siam. Restaurateur Michael Brillhart took over the old Mezzaluna location, painted the interior a cool lime green and installed a bar with flashing colored lights that evokes a slightly sordid Bangkok nightclub. The dishes served here are all discreetly seasoned but arrive with a tray of temperature-raising condiments (marinated jalapeño slices, a Thai chili paste and dried red-chili flakes) virtually guaranteed to get you hot and bothered. For dessert, there's the best coconut cake in the city. Coconut water is a proven aphrodisiac, so the milk and flakes used in this moist, heavenly layer cake should logically lead to a stimulating finale.