During acts_as_conference, a few of us decided to grab lunch at a local Thai place that I’ve been hearing my co-workers rave about for months, but have yet to try. Now I’ve tried some pretty great Thai food in Melbourne (I’d recommend Thai Kitchen on Aurora and Wickham), but most of the places I’ve tried in Orlando have left me a little dissapointed. G & G Thai Cuisine is definitely not one of those places.
G & G Thai Cuisine is located next to Jersey Mike’s in the Conroy/Turkey Lake plaza. The restaurant is cozy with a great lay back and modern atmosphere. G & G’s menu has the classic dishes you come to expect from Thai dining, but it’s the twists on those classics that set them apart from their competitors. For some strange reason, I am obsessed with anything pumpkin, so once I saw the Pumpkin Chicken Curry ($9.50), I had to order it. The food arrived within 10 minutes or so and mine was piping hot. The Pumpkin Chicken Curry came with thinly sliced pieces of chicken placed in a flavorful mixture of coconut milk, spices, green pepper, chunks cut from a small pumpkin, and red curry. The meal also came with a large portion of white rice. This was probably one of the best red curry dishes I’ve had in a long time. It is always so hard to find a good balance between heat and flavor when it comes to preparing spicy food, especially Thai. G & G has found that perfect balance; my meal was oustanding. Some others at the table had the Pineapple Chicken Curry and said it was just as good. Someone else ordered the Panang, which also looked really tasty. Did I mention they split the check 7 ways without any issue, because they did, which another plus in my book.
Please keep in mind, I went for lunch on a Saturday, so there were no specials. G & G’s does have lunch specials however, from looking at the menu, and they seemed to be reasonably priced. I eyed the Green Curry ($7) as something I’m going to have to try next time I go back. I definitely will have to thanks my co-workers again for making this recommendation. If you haven’t tried G & G Thai Cuisine, make it a point to do so; I promise you won’t be disappointed.
G & G Thai Cuisine is located at 6700 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32835.
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