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Asian Twist Fusion (Orlando/SoDo) - don't bother!


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Asian Twist Fusion (Orlando/SoDo) - don't bother!

starbucksbrew | Feb 21, 2010 05:13 AM

I had lunch there last week with my kids. This place was decorated nicely, but the food was AWFUL and way overpriced, and service was sloooooowww even though we were the ONLY people in the place.

I had a Thai bento box for $14 (for lunch!) with red curry chicken, egg roll, some kind of soup, and a few pretty slaws to take up space and make it look like I was actually getting a decent amount of food for my $14 lunch. The red curry chicken was quite spicy, even though it did not have a spicy icon beside it on the menu, as some other items had. I had even asked if another item on the menu could be made mild, so my server knew I didn't want anything spicy. I couldn't eat it. The soup and egg roll were decent, but that's not the amount of food I had in mind for lunch that day. The portions were pretty small for $14, and like I said, a few slaws took up space to make it look bigger. The Thai tea was good, but it's really hard to screw up Thai tea.

My kids split the chicken pad thai, and they wouldn't touch it. I tried it, and it was the worst pad thai I've ever eaten. Noodles were way overcooked and goopy, not a lot of peanuts or egg on it, just a big plate of gloppy noodles. I ended up treating my kids to humongous marshmallow rice treats at the Target Starbucks afterward, to make up for feeding them a terrible lunch.

Oh, and the reason my kids split the chicken pad thai in the first place is because it was cheaper than the kids menu. The lunch pad thai was $7.95, and the kids menu items were $8 and $9! No other kids menu I've ever seen starts at $8, and I'm not talking about fast food. Even Brio's kids menu is cheaper.

All told, our lunch bill for me, and two kids who shared a plate, was $30 with tip, plus the cost of Starbucks afterward. Don't waste your time with Asian Twist Fusion. Tasty Thai and Napasorn are still tops.

ETA: I should add, Asian Twist Fusion also serves Chinese and Japanese/sushi. We were just in the mood for Thai that day. But if their Thai food is any indication, we will stick with Chan's and PF Chang's for Chinese, and Ichiban and Seito for Japanese.

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