You know how it is, you decide to go out for dinner and you haven't really planned where you want to go or what you want to eat.
Normally you spend some time walking around and looking at the menus for some different places, gazing in to see how much people there are, if it looks nice and so on.
Quite often you tend to go for something familiar, a chain of some sort or some place you've been to before.
But then there's the other times. Those rare times when you say damn those torpedoes, full spead ahead! You throw caution to the wind and go for it.
This time we decided to try the Thai Orchid here in Abingdon. It has a very subdued entrance, just a narrow staircase up to first floor. But as you walk up those stairs you notice that the walls have been covered in expensive exotic wood.
Once you've reached the restaurant itself you realise that the entire place is wood panelled and the furnishings is very authentic.
I hadn't planned on blogging this little visit so I didn't bring my camera and I didn't note down the name of the dishes. Bad Mikey :(
We did share the mixed starter and that was spot on. The spring rolls for example was nice and crisp. Not soggy and boring as you get them at most places.
You can't really fail with sticky rice, which they didn't and my main dish was nice and spicy.
I'll go back soon to make a proper review for the blog. Hoping that this wasn't a one off performance from their side.
If you are in or around Abingdon and in the need of a good Thai Meal - go and check out the Thai Orchid. I wasn't disappointed and I dare say that I don't think you will be either.
Oh yeah, their Singha was nice and cold. Another big bonus!