For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia's tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian fusion fare at Orchid Asian Bistro in Kenmore.
The aesthetically minded chefs at Orchid Asian Bistro serve up a sumptuous feast of Japanese and Thai cuisine from a menu of fresh sushi rolls and Asian entrees. Like the macaroni version of Starry Night, each meal is an edible work of art, pleasing eyes and palates with dishes such as the thai cashew chicken, an architecturally sound stack of chicken, mushrooms, sweet peas, and nuts ($13), or the Pineapple Passion, a dazzling medley of seafood, veggies, and fruit ($15).
Mouthwatering noodle dishes snare appetites in a savory entrapment of pasta, peppering taste buds with flavors of stir-fried pad thai ($8) or yaki udon ($8). Signature sushi rolls include such tempting creations as the Black Dragon roll, a core of shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with eel and caviar ($12), or the dynamite roll, a spicy yellowtail, tuna, and crab concoction ($11) that only briefly injures cartoon coyotes when it detonates.
Orchid Japanese & Thai Restaurant
The chefs at Orchid Japanese & Thai Restaurant borrowed recipes from Japan and Thailand to build a menu bursting with flavor. They slather teriyaki sauce atop pieces of shrimp and simmer crispy red snapper in a thai chili sauce. Fresh pineapple finds its way into bowls of fried rice and a chicken entree doused in sweet and sour white sauce. The chefs also incorporate fruit into the eatery’s special sushi rolls, wrapping seaweed around mango and white fish tempura, and sprinkling toasted coconut atop a shrimp tempura roll.