Eat This Now: Sautéed Basil Curry

By Jackie Fender on July 21, 2014

Not all delicious food is photogenic. Sad, but true. Ask any foodie. With the invention of modern day photos apps such as Instagram lovers of the culinary arts carefully consider composition, lighting and all that jazz before taking a bite. As I considered this week's Eat This Now recommendation, I almost went another route. Just because a dish isn't pretty doesn't make it unworthy to dig into.

So to get on with it, what should you eat, right NOW is Wild Orchid's Sautéed Basil Curry ($10.95). Julienned bamboo shoots, bell peppers, baby corn and sliced mushrooms are joined by your choice of tender chunks of beef or chicken and then generously bathed in a basil, coconut curry sauce. You can add some heat based on a five star spice system making this dish a great balance of heat and sweet and super fresh with the variety of veggies.

Easily shareable and delicious whether dining in on date night or taking it to go.

In my to go container it looked especially unfortunate, but man oh man was it delightful.

WILD ORCHID, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3023 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.627.5889