This summer, I’ve been interning at Volunteers for Community Impact. My boss, Mr. Rich, mentioned that he enjoys Thai food while one of my fellow interns was writing a biography on him. I said that I also love Thai food, and we should all get it together sometime. Less than an hour later, Mr. Rich sent and email to me and all the other interns inviting us to go out to lunch at a Thai restaurant. We all happily complied, and followed Mr. Rich’s car to his restaurant of choice.
We ended up going to Thai Cuisine, which I’ve never been to. The outside wasn’t the most appealing, but those are sometimes the best places to eat at. The inside was quite charming, however, they’re menu wasn’t as abundant as other Thai restaurants I’ve been to. I glanced over the menu and decided to order the chicken pra ram. I also ordered it Thai hot, which means extremely spicy. This shocked Mr. Rich to no end, because he didn’t think I would be able to handle it.
The chicken pra ram was described as chicken with steamed broccoli, carrots, baby corn and snow peas topped with their house peanut sauce. It’s pretty hard to mess up a stir fry, because it’s just chicken and vegetables. The secret to making a good stir fry is in the spices and sauce, though. I love Thai peanut sauce, and this was by far the best Thai peanut sauce I’ve had in a while It was creamy and flavorful, but not overwhelming. In addition, the Thai spicy level ended up being the perfect level of spice. I will warn you though, this is not for the mild mouth – it was very hot and surprised me when I took the first bite. I asked for brown rice instead of jasmine rice, and the rice was perfect in soaking up the extra sauce. All of the flavors and ingredients made a tasty medley.
Everyone enjoyed their food and we had a lovely time getting to talk outside of work. I will admit, I doubted how good the food would be but it surprised me. I just goes to show you can’t judge a book by its cover. The staff was also nice and the prices were reasonable. If I’m at my internship and have a hankering for Thai cuisine, I’ll be sure to come here.
5325 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32810
Mon-Thur 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 9:30pm; Fri 1:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Sat 12:00pm – 10:00pm; Sun 12:00pm – 9:30 pm