A Bellingham Foodie Blog Restaurant Reviews Bellingham Washington 98225

June 18, 2008

House of Orient on Holly Street

Everywhere I go I ask people what their favorite restaurant is in Bellingham. People love to talk about food and eating. I get a lot of recommendations. The one I’m getting most often is for House of Orient. I haven’t eaten there yet because school just let out and I’m juggling my time with my puppies. But, I’ll get there.

It has been a family run Thai restaurant with fresh and tasty offerings. It was sold several months ago, but still retains some of the family chefs, so the recipes are still the same. I’m eager to find out. The last Thai restaurant I ate at was salty…

June 11, 2008

On Rice, Bellingham Thai Restaurant

Tea was introduced to the West during the British exploration of the Orient. Teas, spices and silks were valuable commodities. I, too, value the quality of my tea. I have a favorite spot in Bellingham to share.

Today, Wendy and I went to On Rice in Barkley for lunch. Thai decor on the walls and the servers catering to a business clientele. We ordered 2 combos: Emperor’s Cashew and Garlic Delight. Emperor’s Cashew is chicken with cashews and vegetables (Wendy’s favorite). Garlic Delight is garlic with beef, Thai soy sauce, black pepper and cilantro served on a bed of steamed broccoli. It was way too salty for me. The Pad Thai noodles were delicious.

However, the best part of my meal was the tea. I would go to this restaurant regularly if just for the tea. There is a nice selection, all Thai. I drank the Haiku Herbal Tea. The tea was served in a french press ready for my plunge. Lemon balm, ginseng and herbs. It was fantastic.

A couple of months from now school will be back in session…no peanut gallery to attend to. I will be back.

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