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Good Prices, Good Food at Thai Orchid

 Thai Orchid
1450 Kingston Rd 
Pickering, Ontario 

Reservations? Nuh-Uh 
Dress code? Nuh-Uh 
Chain? Nuh-Uh 
Price? $$ 

Yet again, WagJag has dragged me to a new restaurant. Thai Orchid is located in a plaza with the Lobster House. Not to worry, this story has a happy ending. 

My mother and I went for lunch and like most restaurants, they have a separate lunch menu. Our server said we couldn't use the voucher for the lunch menu, only the dinner menu. I can understand why. The voucher was for $20 and the prices are so low on the lunch menu, it would've been free. Not that the dinner menu was pricy, dishes barely over $10.  

I ordered Yellow Beef Curry with Coconut Rice and my mom chose Curry Ayam(mild curry chicken, salad and rice). I'd never had coconut rice before, but it was yummy; almost too sweet. The yellow curry was perfect and the beef very tender. My mom loved the chicken curry. Not too spicy and loaded with flavour. We both took doggy bags home which made for a delicious lunch the next day. 

It was empty when we arrived, but we just beat the lunch rush. It became busier with customers dining in and picking up take out orders; always a good sign! It's not a large space, but it is intricately decorated in rich colours. I enjoyed that we were not all crammed in like sardines.

If you're in Pickering and have a hankering for Thai, drop by the Thai Orchid. I'd absolutely go back.

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