RED ORCHID: DOHA’S NEW THAI HOTSPOT
THERE IS A NEW VENUE IN TOWN, BUT WILL IT LEAVE A CULINARY MARK IN THE CITY? QH TEAM FINDS OUT AS THEY TRY THEIR UPCOMING NEW MENU.
Red Orchid is the latest addition to Doha’s culinary scene. Located in new Ezdan Palace Hotel, this new venue is set to offer Thai cuisine, indoor and alfresco dining options. Opening this month, the restaurant is gearing up with an explosive mix of flavours for anyone who wishes to dive into Thai cuisine with an affordable price range. The restaurant also offers an open kitchen and two private dining rooms. The décor is sleek, contemporary and clean. Spacious even.
We kicked off our culinary journey with a Thai style assorted appetizers; a spicey minced chicken salad, shrimp toast, chicken satay (our favourite) and fish cake. So for anyone who doesn’t know what to order, this is the perfect starter to prep your palate for what’s yet to come.
Obviously we went for more. And next up we tried their delicious and fresh Som Tam (papaya salad); a shredded green papaya mixed with dried shrimp, fresh squeezed lime juice, palm sugar, fresh chili, tomatoes and roasted peanuts. If you ask us, this was a treat! Not only was the salad fresh for the palate but also, it was light and its portion was epic perfect for three. Gai Yaang (bar-b-q chicken) was the dish we had along the papaya salad; with a coconut flavour to its chicken accompanied with sticky rice, the mix of flavours was beyond explosive. Trust us, this was heavenly.
Next we tried their Pad Thai dish. Simple, exquisite, delicious, delectable – can’t think of any more adjectives to describe this dish. Everything you’d wish in a Pad Thai really. And last but not least, we ventured with a Thai pineapple fried rice; a style fried rice with pineapple, raisin, onion and coriander – this dish was also a delight. A popular upcoming dish if you ask us.
So if you’re looking for an authentic, cosy and Thai vibe, this place is perfect for you. And the dishes are big enough if you’re into sharing and wish to order a variety of options.
Find it: Ezdan Palace Hotel, Al Shamal Road. Opening this summer from 6.30pm until midnight, closed on Mondays. Call: 4007 1111.
For more information follow @EzdanPalaceDoha