Coming off of a finals week buoyed by Thai food and pho, my taste for Asian cuisine was not extinguished upon returning home. After the wave of energy and emotion that is Christmas crashed after a whirlwind day, my mom and wanted to get out of the house on Boxing Day but were not ready to battle the madness of big shopping centers or the more tourist-y areas of town.
Partial to the sweet and spice of curries, I opted for the lunch portion of the Penang curry with chicken which came with either a salad or a soup. For a nominal charge I upgraded from the typically served vegetable soup to their tom yum shrimp soup. When the generous portion arrived, I immediately loved their inspired take on the classic dish. Slightly thicker than clear broth, I loved the spicy, aromatic broth that was spicy with a note of sweetness. The fresh cilantro for garnish was fragrant and the accompanying shrimp and vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly. Normally one to earn a spot in the clean plate club when eating out, I couldn’t polish off the whole bowl in one sitting due to the spice and my desire to leave room for my main entree.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch for the company, cuisine, and service. I will definitely be making a return visit when my Thai craving reaches a breaking point again as my mom and I left happy and full with food leftover to enjoy at a later time. I’d rank Phat Thai on par with Orlando’s other excellent Thai restaurants and have no complaints other than the lack of gluten-free labeling on the menu or website (but that goes for most restaurants I visit).
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Thai, Asian
Price: Menu items $15.95 and under
Accessibility: Easily wheelchair accessible
Special Features: No delivery option, but call ahead for take-out orders.
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