Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vegan MoFo Quickie: White Orchids

Hi Folks!

Just wanted to stop in on this fine Sunday evening and post a quickie review of White Orchids Thai Restaurant located at the The Promenade Shops at Center Valley in Center Valley, Pa.

Type: Omnivore Thai Restaurant that is TOTALLY Vegan and Gluten-Free Friendly.

How friendly you ask? When you walk in just let the host know that you want to order from their Vegan (or Gluten-Free) Menu and they will provide you with a modified menu that includes Appetizers, Soup/Salad, Rice, Noodle, and Stir Fry entrees, and a yummy Mango Sticky Rice dessert. Tip: Add organic tofu to any entree for an additional $2

Taste: I like it, even if it is a little on the sweet side. It's a frequent destination for T and I. It's some of the best Thai in the area, although I might be prejudiced by the ease of ordering Vegan and not having to explain what it means.
Warning: Spicing can be a little dodgy. I like spice and I feel that generally they have a light hand with heat. Hence, if you loves the spice, go for HOT right off the bat.


Ambiance: Very inviting, although they play a strange music selection of mid-nineties to current rock pop. It's just weird hearing The Rembrandts and Blink 182 while you're eating in a relatively elegant setting. Also there is a great patio outside that seems to always be open weather permitting. I'm also excited to know that they are expanding in to the space next to them so the restaurant will be huge and when the liquor license comes through there will be a nifty lounge. I honestly may never leave.

Recommendations:
Tom Yum Soup with Tofu with medium heat (Coconut Lemongrass Soup)
Khow Pad Prik Pow (Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice)
Red Curry
Red Curry Stir fry.

Ok... this was supposed to be a quickie review and now I'm almost waxing poetic about this restaurant so I think I'll wrap it up for now. Perhaps tomorrow I'll post a pic of my Spicy Thai Basil Fried Rice that I had today for linner (lunch/dinner) tomorrow.

See you then!

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