Traveling Food Trials – Orlando

by mutare on March 27, 2012

– Pilin Thai Restaurant 851 West State Rd #436 Suite#1029, Altamonte Springs, FL (407-788-1862)

Travelers have you ever been lost & hungry at dinner time in a strange city? I have – sometimes letting the GPS pick a place works out others times not so much. Fortunately, on my trip to Orlando last week it worked out!  Whew, in a place overflowing with chains, buffets and greasy spoons I was glad to take a break and get a simple, freshly made meal.

In general, I like Thai food so trying this place was not a big stretch.  The original plan was actually to find a Mexican Grill the GPS claimed was nearby. When I got tired of circling and saw the sign for Pilin Thai the second time on Rte 436 I pulled into the parking lot. The dining room was large and mostly empty. This CAN be a cause for alarm but it also might mean you are there in an off time. 

This place does not seem have their own web site, but they had lots of positive comments on every rating site I found – yelp, boorah, menuism, tripadvisor, etc. They also had a friendly, efficient staff and a fabulous chef. Like every other country Thailand has regional flavors and special tastes. This chef was from the Northeast part of Thailand.

Being pretty late for my dinner I went mild with two of my usual suspects – Tom Kha Gai Soup – coconut milk & lemongrass with chicken & mushrooms. And Pad Thai – traditional rice noodle stir fry.  Then I added something different. Angel Wings – boneless golden fried chicken wings stuffed with clear noodles & vegetables with a spicy sauce. I have no idea how this is done but it was tasty!

The next time you are hungry and away from home try Thai. Heck, when you are home try Thai too. Sometimes it can be spicy, BUT it is always posted in the menu indicating spicy items. You can always ask for lower spices on whatever you order.

Staying healthy while traveling has become a passion of mine.  Partly because getting back on track after a week of no workouts and 3 hotel meals a day drain my energy. Also because I LIKE to try different foods ;-).  If you want to share your views on healthy places to eat feel free to write something and post it back here.  Be sure to include contact & web info if available. 

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