Lotus Blue, serving food inspired by China’s Yunnan Province, has opened in the Reade Street space that was formerly Nam. In many ways, fans of Nam will feel at home. Yunnan cuisine includes many traditional Southeast Asian ingredients, such as basil, mint, cilantro, banana leaf, and ginger—so when you see it touted as “Modern Chinese Cooking,” don’t go expecting an updated version of General Tso’s chicken. The back area is now more of a bar, raised about six inches off the floor. Cocktails might be infused with spices and savory flavors such as chili and Szechuan peppercorns. The dining room is dominated by red walls and a painting of a lotus blossom.