Orchid Thai’s Chilli Dumpling Salad
Orchid Thai Restaurant A Must Visit
<strong id="strong-289d6e4e93ecc03cafbd9cc18b59aeeb">Chilli Dumpling Salad </strong>Pan-seared vegetable dumplings tossed in a spicy chilli sauce and served with fresh greens (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)

If you've not yet heard, Orchid Thai Restaurant opened late last year. The reviews have been positive with most evenings fully booked.

Thursday Food allowed a few weeks to pass before making reservations. But, with celebrated motivational speaker and attorney-at-law Natasha Mayne on the island there seemed no better time to check out Kingston's latest dining offering. Friends had suggested we nab seating on the outdoor deck. Fortunately we were, albeit a party of five, able to be accommodated. Comfy and enjoying the cool Christmas breeze, we were ready to try a few cocktails and eager to enjoy as many options as possible on the menu. Our server Nicholas Duncan not only handled beverage orders but was confident in his suggestions of what we'd enjoy from the menu. We pause here to not only applaud Duncan but, too, the management of Orchid Thai. Duncan had clearly enjoyed the fare himself and could suggest options for the vegetarians amongst us, the non-crustacean eaters and those of us who simply wanted tasty comfort fare. Based on his approach and knowledge we ordered more than we probably had initially intended and enjoyed every suggestion. Our special guests were effusive in their praise of the food and service.

Thursday Food suggests the lightly curried pumpkin broth simmered with Thai herbs and spices, chicken green curry, street style Thai fried rice, Orchid Thai house curry, Southern Thai chickpea curry, Thai salad, crying tiger beef, and as many Thai starters and cocktails as possible.

Dinner and beverage for five of us was about $50K.

Orchid Thai

Address: Orchid Village Plaza,

20 Barbican Rd, Kingston 6

(876) 234-1745

E-mail: info@orchidthaija.com

Tel #: 876-234-1745

Opening hours: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tuesday to


Closed on Mondays

Orchid Thai Starters (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Pork Belly Bao BunsCrispy Pork Belly, pickled vegetable drizzled with a special house sauce and stuffed in a freshly steamed housemade bao bun (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Som Tum Green Papaya Salad (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Orchid Thai's signature cocktail — The Nanda Bird with Tanqueray (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Lychee Martini (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
A peek inside Orchid Thai (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Enjoying an evening out at Orchid Thai Restaurant were (from left) Food Awards judges Patricia Henry and Professor Lloyd Waller, Jamaica Observer Senior Associate Editor, Lifestyle &amp; Social Novia McDonald-Whyte, attorney-at-law Natasha Mayne Natasha Mayne and her paralegal assistant Nadraca Poliard.
Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Royal Orchid Thai Tom Kha Soup (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Tom Yum SoupSlightly spicy and sour broth simmered with Thai ginger, lemongrass, mushrooms, onions, scallion and cilantro (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Singha Beerita (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)
Panang Chicken (Photo: Courtesy of Orchid Thai)

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