The perfect Thai dish is a balanced one.

If you’re a fan of sweet, salty, spicy and sour, you probably love Thai food.

The complexity and mixture of flavors, textures and ingredients is what makes eating Thai food such an exciting and satisfying experience.

Ready to partake in that excitement? Then here are five Thai restaurants in Placer County you must try.

Orchid Thai Cuisine

Customers love the fusion of flavors at the modern Orchid Thai Cuisine in Lincoln.

The establishment is known for generous portions and sharable eats.

For more than 10 years, Orchid Thai Cuisine has been pleasing customers with curry, stir fry, noodles and rice dishes. From the basil fried rice (a classic with chili garlic, egg, bell pepper and basil), to adventurous combinations such as the pineapple fried rice and asparagus stir fry, there’s a dish for every palette and tolerance for spice.

For the curry selection, customers have options. First, you start by selecting from chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, squid or a combination of seafood. Then, you can pick from yellow, red, Panang and several other curry bases. If you love curry, then this is your spot.

Auburn Thai Garden Restaurant

One of the great things about Auburn Thai is its approach. It uses the highest quality ingredients from local markets and beyond.

The result is a special authentic dining experience.

The house specialties include chicken curry puffs, fish cakes, grilled asparagus curry, green avocado curry and garlic butter mushroom. An array of salads, curry, soups, noodles and wok dishes fill out the offerings.

For the seafood lovers, there’s more. Whether you’re in the mood for prawns, calamari, mussels or whole fish, Auburn Thai has you covered.

Bangkok City Thai Cuisine

Quick and friendly customer service is just the beginning of the dining experience at Bangkok City Thai Cuisine.

On Friday and Saturday nights, there’s live piano music, which truly complements the friendly ambiance of the restaurant. The music is a reminder of the restaurant’s goal: serving up the flavors and tranquility of Thailand in each dish.

The knowledgeable staff is your guide to a fine-dining experience. For starters, you can dive into a delicious soup of all kinds: fish, tofu, hot or sour. These soups are the perfect warmup for whatever you’ll have next.

The noodle selection includes drunken and silver noodles. You can also opt for curry, fried rice and other entrée plates, such as the Thai mint, eggplant delight, pad asparagus and pad king with your choice of meat.

Catfish, lamb and salmon are the headliners in the restaurant’s house specialties.

My Thai Kitchen

Since 2013, this restaurant has been serving passion with each dish.

Once you walk in, you’ll notice the eye-catching décor and Thai artwork, then you’ll be charmed by the fragrant smells coming from the kitchen.

You must be a little patient for the hand-crafted foods being served up at My Thai Kitchen. No detail is ignored in the preparation of such favorites like pad Thai, pad see ew and the many curry and fried rice dishes.

Some notable items include the pineapple fried rice, fresh spring rolls and the Massaman curry. You can also create your own salad or curry bowl.

There’s a lot to be thankful for when you visit My Thai.

Royal Thai

This family-owned venue serves up some great traditional dishes like curry and noodle stir-fries.

Royal Thai is a smaller and charming establishment, and also has outdoor seating to enjoy all the tastes of Thailand.

Here, you can order many traditional dishes and some house specials, including the rainbow curry, jungle prince, pad pumpkin and evil noodles (sticky noodles with a spicy red sauce).

Placer County has a variety of unique places to eat. It is yet another reason why we Heart Placer!

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