My brother Jason loves Thai, so he’s been bugging me to try out Orchid Thai on Monroe St. in Downtown Detroit. Orchid Thai is jamming for lunch, but we stopped in for dinner.
Tom Yung Gai: Minced chicken, mushroom, tomato, and green onion, in a savory hot and sour broth. Not too bad, but I’m not a huge lover of hot and sour soup. Nice chili taste, but not overwhelming.
Yam Neau: Sliced BBQ Beef, cucumber, green onion, minced white onion, celery, and lettuce mixed in a house lime dressing. Jason’s favorite! Crisp, crunchy, and refreshing. The dressing is spicy yet sour from the house vinaigrette. Perfect if you’re looking for a hearty meal, while trying to keep that girlish figure!
Drunken Noodles (Chicken): Large rice noodles stir fried with egg, onions, bean sprout, bell pepper, and basil. Be careful with the spice when eating Thai food. The noodles were rich and delicious, but very spicy (I ordered “Medium”). The noodles were light, yet chewy and full of flavor.
Fry rice curry: Egg fried rice with carrot, peas, onions, pineapple, tomato, and cashew. I added Chicken. Jason recommended this dish even though I told him I don’t care for curry. The rice was moist and flavorful, and the sweetness from the pineapple paired well with the saltiness from the cashew. I could’ve done without the curry, but when eaten with the Spicy Chicken it was a tasty side dish.
Spicy Chicken Breast: Breaded chicken breast stir fried with onions in a sweet and sour sauce. My favorite! Rich, sweet, and thick sauce covered crispy, moist chicken. This dish reminded me of the Thai version of General Tso Chicken and it was perfectly cooked!
If you love Thai food and want to try a good authentic Thai place, stop in and visit Orchid Thai. They don’t have a website, but they don’t need one. Everyone raves about this restaurant and I see why: Mouth watering food (and eye watering depending on the spice), generous portions, and great service. Next time you’re in the area, see what all the buzz is about and experience flavor for yourself.