For under $10, I got the following for lunch:
- 2 little appetizer egg rolls
- cup of thai soup
- large, delicious bowl of steaming hot red curry
- a little plate of melon and grapes
- a cup of coconut tapioca dessert //
// // // //Too bad it took me 3 years of driving around Albuquerque to realize there was another Thai restaurant on Central! //
// Orchid Thai has been our standby forever...but the slow service and prices made this discovery that much more exciting. //
// As someone who has had red curry in more than 15 states and at least two countries, I can say that this was right up there with the best. Perfectly spiced, plenty of sweetness, with a great blend of white meat chicken, vegetables (and I added fried tofu), and the curry sauce itself. ...and enough rice to leave you with leftovers!
Though I wouldn't--by any means--recommend that any restaurant open next to a Pussycat Adult Video Store...at least it makes a great landmark (along with the restaurant's bright red metal roof) to find it on Central when you're out looking for a place to get a great Thai meal.
The manager is there if you have question (I like to ask about the menu...call me 'that guy'), and is there to ensure the food tasted great. I almost felt bad telling him how SURPRISED I was...because it is now in my #1 spot for GREAT THAI IN ALBUQUERQUE.
Pros: Unmatched red curry, generous portion size, lunch specials
Cons: (I wish they weren't next door to the Pussycat Video.)