4223 Providence Rd #7
Charlotte, NC 28211
If you didn’t already know the name of this Thai restaurant, you certainly could guess it as soon as you walk inside, with a wall covered in orchid wallpaper, floral table cloths and potted orchids dotting the dining room. Specialties range from mee krob (crisp rice noodles with sautéed shrimp, chicken and water chestnuts rolled into a lettuce leaf burrito) to pad Thai. Try the pla lard prik kaeng: a whole fried fish topped with red curry and mint. Tofu stir frys and traditional noodle dishes make this a vegan- and vegetarian-safe zone (as the annual VegCharlotte awards keep reaffirming).