Discover Benelux | Ghent | An Unforgettable City Trip
A healthy and conscious way of living TEXT: JULIËN L’ORTYE | PHOTOS: DELIVEROO
If you opened your Thai restaurant almost 20 years ago, you could consider yourself an early adopter – that is for sure. But how do you make sure that your guests keep returning, especially now that these restaurants seem to be sprouting up like mushrooms? In order to find the answer to this question, we had a chat with Thalika Meekhai, owner of De Orchidee (the Dutch for ‘the orchid’). This is one of the oldest Thai restaurants in Ghent. “All our products are freshly cut and prepared,” Thalika begins. “You won’t find any pre-cut vegetables on your plate, as everything is freshly purchased every single day. And be-
sides that, every meal that you order is stir-fried on the spot, without the loss of any vitamins or minerals!” Apart from all the chicken, pork, beef or shrimps, it is also possible to order vegetarian meals, as De Orchidee has some tofu dishes on the menu as well. Being in the game for almost 20 years, you have to keep reinventing yourself in order to keep your customers coming. That is why, as of this year, Thalika has teamed up with Deliveroo, a steadily growing delivery company. This enables customers to order Thalika’s menus from home as well. Or from the office, if they wish!
Every one of Deliveroo’s couriers in Belgium travels by bike, which fits in well with the healthy and conscious way of life that Thalika and the restaurant De Orchidee strive for. If you fancy a great stir-fried dish using the best, freshest, local products, all served with Thai hospitality, then De Orchidee is your go-to place. www.thaiwok.gent ‘Now Thai restaurant De Orchidee has teamed up with Deliveroo, you will never have to miss out on your favourite Asian spot in Ghent.’
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