Ferald and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary last month and chose to take the whole family out for dinner instead of just the two of us. If you follow me on Instagram, you must have seen the voucher I've won during the Amazing Taste of Thailand 2014 Launch at the Armani Hotel.
We put it to good use and took the family out to try some authentic Thai food at the Royal Orchid Restaurant in Downtown Dubai.
Royal Orchid is a fusion of Chinese, Thai and Mongolian cuisines serving dishes prepared by highly trained master chefs specially flown in from China and Thailand. The restaurants interior is distinctly Far Eastern with ornate wood carvings, high ceiling with hanging lamps that replicate the famous sky lanterns, orchids inside clear glass vases, and a display of fresh fruit - mangosteen and rambutan from Thailand in one corner.
There is also a glass window to a live cooking station where you can see the chef stir-frying, tossing and turning, and creating delectable dishes. One curious cat watched while waiting for our orders
The food finally arrived and as usual the family already knows the drill, mommy needs to take photos of the food first before everyone can dig in, even my big bro get the hang of it, he too was taking loads of photos :D lol!!!
We ordered a mix of Thai and Chinese dishes and shared it home style. Although the place was busy and we were seated right in the middle of the restaurant, it didn't feel crowded, in fact it was cozy. I like the proper amount of lighting, I really hate to eat in places with very poor lighting. I have been to some restaurants with very poor lighting (I know it's romantic) and I admit that it is one of the downside of dining for me, I like it bright enough to see and adore the food I am eating.
|Egg fried rice|
|sweet and sour chicken|
|Chicken and vegetable spring roll|