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The Best of the Red River Valley 2021: Best Ethnic Cuisine

Readers named Thai Orchid Restaurant 'Best Ethnic Cuisine' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.

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Readers named Thai Orchid Restaurant 'Best Ethnic Cuisine' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition. Special to The Forum

For the third year in a row, family-owned restaurant Thai Orchid put so much care into each delicately hand-made sauce and dish that it snagged the honor again.

Established in 2004, Thai Orchid was the first Thai restaurant in Fargo-Moorhead area, according to the restaurant’s website, and the Osa family’s authentic dishes are crafted using the recipes from their great grandmother.

Their experience includes cooking for the Royal Thai Defense and Military Attache Residence, the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C., and three restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai Orchid offers a wide variety of traditional Thai cuisine, including a variety of curries, rice and noodles. The restaurant is welcoming to all customers, with plenty of options for vegan and gluten free diners.

Second place: Leela Thai Cuisine


Third Place: India Palace Restaurant

Fourth Place: Himalayan Yak

Fifth Place: Passage to India Restaurant

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