We ate at Thai Thani in Orlando Florida three times (twice in the restaurant and once with takeout) because it was so good! When you walk inside, there are lots of very intricate ornate decorations, which gives the restaurant a really authentic feel- or a touristy feel, which is probably more accurate since it’s right near all the theme parks. We must have come both times at weird hours because there was no one really inside dining, but it looks like it gets packed at peak hours. This restaurant is mostly meat based on the menu, but many dishes can be made vegan with a tofu substitute. Just let the server know that you’re vegan, they knew what that means, and they will let you know if there is hidden fish sauce or egg in the dish you’re ordering.
What we ordered
Deep fried tofu-Deep fried bean curd, served with homemade sweet and sour sauce top with ground peanuts. There wasn’t a ton of flavor in these since it’s basically just fried tofu. The tofu pieces were VERY crunchy and the dipping sauce was actually really good. It tasted like a sweet and spicy Thai sauce.
Vegetable Samosas- we were a little surprised these were even on the menu since traditionally samosas are Indian… Maybe we’re wrong, but either way, they were really good, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, just as they should be. The dipping sauce that came with it really helped to round out the dish.
Gyozas- These aren’t listed on the menu online, so we don’t remember exactly what was in them (sorry!) However, anything fried and dipped in an awesome sauce is a win in our book!
Phad Panang- A spicy Thai curry dish prepared with coconut milk, bell pepper, peas, string beans, scallion and basil leaves with tofu. Aaron doesn’t usually order curry but was pleasantly surprised with this dish. It had a bit of heat in it, which was great. Overall, the entire meal really hit the spot and was so large that he had some leftover to take home.
Phad Kee Mao- Stir-fried large rice noodles with bean sprouts, onions, scallions, basil leaves, carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and tofu. This is the dish we ordered for takeout and the second time we visited the restaurant. The big flat noodles were cooked perfectly with just the right amount of vegetables and tofu on top. This was hands down our favorite dish and we highly recommend it.