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Orchid Restaurant Review: Orchid resides on a quiet stretch of Park Avenue, far from the cluster of restaurants on the street’s south end. But it’s worth the casual stroll to the family-owned spot with a half-dozen tables for al fresco dining streetside and about ten tables inside, along with a handful of seats at the bar. You can nosh on appetizers such as golden fried tofu with plum sauce, chicken satay, Thai fish cakes and a curry puff with chicken. Don’t hesitate to ask for extra lime or spice if you prefer heat (especially for tom yum lemon grass soup). For light fare, the generous nam sod is a meal, tossed with ginger, scallion, cilantro, mint, cilantro-lime dressing and sticky rice. Entrées range from spicy green curry and creamy panang curry to garlic prawns and whole red snapper served over vegetables. Share a bowl of coconut sticky rice with mango for dessert.