About Us



Thai food is a mixture of subtle blends of herbs and spices with contrasting textures, aromas and tastes. Thai food has flavors and techniques that are fimilar with Chinese, Indian and Japanese cuisine. Vegetables are important in Thai food; they are quickly cook to retain crispyness and flavor. Generally dairy products are not used and most Thai food is gluten free. Fish and poultry are featured more prominently that beef. Thai food is served family-style and spicy dishes are always on the dinner table. 

The Orchid Thai Cuisine is our family restautant. We have workded really hard for you, please enjoy your experience with us. We make everything fresh to order. We take our time to perpare each dish making sure it come out right. Our restaurant has a small kithcne, but we never skimp on the quality of food we serveyou. Welcom to our bit of Tahiland. Enjoy your visit with us. 


Bounnome, or Nome as his friends call him, was born in Vientiame, the capitol city of Loas. Coming to America, Nome wanted to become a chef.  His first cooking experience was at the China First in Albuquerque 1981.  From there he moved to the Great Wall of China restaurant in Ruidoso, New Mexico. In 1983 he moved back to albuquerque and went from cook to chef at a Japenese restaurant nemed Minato. Then two years later he moved to the Twin Dragon. In 1989 he and his wife, Seng, opened Teriyaki restaurants name Sakura Teriyaki all over albuquerque. While Seng handled the business. Nome went to larn Chinese cooking from master Chef Lin Gua in california. He also went to study cooking under master Thai Chef Willa Pan in Udon, Thailand, which involving in-depth classes lasting eight hours per day. After the experience, he returned to help run a restaurant named Hawaiian Restaurant in 1995.

Highly skilled in Asian cooking, Nome, with the help of his wife and kids, open his masterpiece Orchid Thai Cuisine. 

Herbs used in Thai cooking.

 Beneficial properties


Is considered an effective remedy for indigestion. It is also taken to relieve gas, diarrhea, and cramps.


 Has been used as a medicine and a food since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs. It fights hardening of the arteries through its proven ability to lower cholesterol. It also has proven antibiotic properties and a mild anti-clotting effect on the blood.


 Evidence suggests that ginger can help relieve many conditions including: motion sickness, digestive complaints, arthritis, high cholesterol and dangerous blood clots.


Therapeutic properties include diuretic, anti-flatulence, anti-flu and antibacterial properties are contained in the essential oil of lemongrass.


Is considered by many to be a remedy for indigestion and gas.


Scientists suspect that onions help prevent cancer not only by putting the breaks on the development of dangerous tumors but also by stomping out harmful bacteria that may cause the start of stomach cancer.

Romaine Lettuce 

Is one of the best vegetable sources of beta-carotene. A study at the University of Illinois shows that high levels of beta-carotene inhibited the growth of prostate-cancer cells by 50%.


A miniature member of the allium family (onions) contain high levels of vitamin A. Just one tablespoon contains 600 IU of vitamin A. This essential nutrient helps keep immunity strong and protects against vision problems such as cataracts.

Sweet basil

 Is used extensively in aromatherapy for ailments such as stress, migraine, colds and hay fever. It has anti-spasmodic, appetizing and carminative properties. As mentioned, it is quite effective for tension headaches, exhaustion and digestive upsets such as stomach cramps, constipation and diarrhea.


A spice very rich in antioxidants, including a compound called curcumin. In studies, curcumin has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 58%. Other research suggests it may help prevent skin cancer also. Turmeric has been used for indigestion, gas, bloating, stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea, and bladder inflammation.