Thai Orchid, Salem Oregon
I just had the best Thai food at Thai Orchid in Salem Oregon! Usually I am in Portland and I have pretty good Thai at Thaiphoon, but this blows doors down on most Thai I have had and I live in Southern CA with a huge Thai population. If you're in Salem, you must try.
We had the Thom Kai (#13)soup which was one of the better I've had, not to much coconut milk. Then we had a Broad noodle dish stir fried with veggies, garlic, and chili (#86) which was the best dish. We also order a Seafood Curry (#63) where the flavors were very bold and flavorful even if the calamari was a little over cooked (how could that be helped in a soup). We ended up the meal with a coconut ice cream, a Thai brand we've never heard of. Itt was probably the single creamiest ice cream I've ever had. I'm too full to write anymore...
Glad you enjoyed it. I'd happily trade you a Palms, Ruen Pair, or half a dozen other places in Thai Town, though, for Thai Orchid. I can always get a dish hotter, if nothing else adding chiles at the table. That's all they were doing in the back. Now, would I trade Pok Pok, or Siam Society, or even Cha Ba? That's a tougher question.