I know most Lincolnites believe there is only one Thai restaurant in town, Blue Orchid, but I’ve long tried to sing the praises of the cheaper and better options. My favorites are Thai House and Thai Garden, and I think I’m becoming addicted to the tom kha soup at Thai Garden.
The tom kha is similar to mulligatawny because it’s spicy, but it has lots of finely chopped cabbage hidden below the surface, like a sunken pirate ship filled with . . . finely chopped cabbage.
But that’s just the starter if you’re there for the daily lunch specials ($6.29). Next comes all this:
The egg rolls are fried just right and the yellow curry with a splash of soy sauce is Really Quite Nice. I waffle between chicken and tofu. Thai Garden doesn’t get that nice crisp edge on the tofu like the Thai House always seems to manage, but it’s alright.
If you’re a “Blue Orchid only” diner, I can’t help you.