Orkide is a great Thai restaurant in lively Sodermalm. As you enter, they have the bar area and then the dining area is on either side.
The restaurant is spacious with purple decor. The seating is comfortable with sofa style seats along the back wall. The other chairs are purple and are cushioned. There is also covered outdoor seating.
The Pad Thai Pak was presented beautifully with a small orchid flower as a final touch to the plate. It was a huge portion but I liked it as they had not skimped on the vegetables or the noodles. There was a good range of chunky vegetables which included courgettes, mushrooms, carrots, baby corn, beansprouts, bamboo shoots and spring onions.
There were little bowls on the plate. These were filled with crushed peanuts and dried chillies. This was one of the best Pad Thai’s that I have ever had.
The Gaeng Ped Pak was another big portion and it was served with rice. We thought that this red curry would be quite spicy and we were quite pleased that it wasn’t. Just like the Pad Thai, this dish had lots of chunky vegetables and a great flavour too.
The food at Orkide was brought out fairly fast and the service was good. Even though we were one of the last diners in the restaurant, we were not hurried in any way to finish our meal and to leave the restaurant.
Orkide delivers outstanding, flavoursome, tasty, filling food! One thing to note is that Orkide does not serve bottled mineral water.
Orkide, Medborgarplatsen 3, Sodermalm, 11872, StockholmRating: