Monday, December 17, 2012

Red Orchid (West View)

The past few months have been some of the busiest I have ever been, as can be seen by the dwindling number of posts since August!  I have had little time to try out new recipes at home, and at times, I have even resorted to takeout. aversion to Americanized Chinese food makes the most obvious takeout option out of the question.  As luck would have it, I had recently heard of the opening of Red Orchid, so I figured I might as well get my takeout there.

I have since ordered takeout from Red Orchid a few times.  This means I have had the opportunity to try a number of their dishes, and they are all excellent, with hotness levels measured on a scale that is a bit spicier than one might expect.  I share below photos of just a few of the dishes I've had, but the dishes I did not photograph - Pineapple Fried Rice with Pork, Duck Curry, Wild Curry with Beef, Lad Nah, Pumpkin Curry with Tofu - were also very good.

While I can't comment on the service, the food at Red Orchid certainly makes it great addition to the North Hills; it is the kind of quality Thai restaurant that has been sorely missing in the neighborhood.  I'm looking forward to dining in sometime!

Red Curry Land from Red Orchid
Red Curry Land

Penang Curry Tofu from Red Orchid
Penang Curry Tofu

Drunken Noodles with Pork from Red Orchid
Drunken Noodles with Pork

Spicy Basil Fried Rice with Beef from Red Orchid
Spicy Basil Fried Rice with Beef

Black Sticky Rice with Pumpkin from Red Orchid
Black Sticky Rice with Pumpkin

Restaurant info:
Red Orchid
5439 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Bonus: BYOB

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