10 Questions about Indochine
1. Tell us about Indochine.
We are a fast casual full service restaurant of Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine. We serve lunch and dinner and offer a full bar with Asian influenced cocktails. We have vegan and gluten free options per request.
2. What makes Indochine special?
We offer delicious food in a relaxed, comfortable urban space at very competitive prices. We also have local delivery if you aren't able to drop by.
3. What sort of food do you serve?
Thai, Southeast Asian, and Sushi.
4. What's the distinction between Thai and Southeast Asian Food? Can you recommend a sample dish from each region?
Southeast Asian cuisine typically includes Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian foods. Although there are similarities in the cuisines, there are also many differences. The best way to experience this is to come by and try a few dishes. A good sampling would include:
1. Pad Thai is the national dish of Thailand.
2. Pho comes in many styles and is a classic Vietnamese noodle soup.
3. Kao Piak is a Laotian soup made from hand rolled rice noodles, chicken, cilantro, scallions and lime.
5. Where do your recipes come from?
Chef/partner Susie Sysouvanh. Chef Susie was born in Thailand and moved to America at a young age. Though not a classically trained chef she learned cooking by observing older family members as a child. She was a former owner of the Thai Garden Restaurant in Orange Park, having just sold it recently.
6. What are your top 3 recommendations for someone new to Indochine?
1. Angel wing (this is a very popular appetizer. It's a chicken wing stuffed with seasoned ground pork and noodles, then covered in panko and deep fried. It's served with a chili lime dipping sauce).
2. Geno roll (shrimp tempura, tempura asparagus, cucumber, avocado, topped with spicy tuna and avocado).
3. Drunken noodles
7. What can you recommend to someone looking for something a little different?
Our Chef's dinner specials are designed to provide something a little different every day.
8. What's your most popular dish?
9. What's your favorite dish?
Phad See Ew (wide rice noodles stir fried in soy sauce with egg, broccoli and carrots).
10. You mentioned Asian influenced cocktails. What are they?
These are drinks with an Asian theme, such as a Red Lotus (Mandarin Orange Blossom Vodka, Soho Lychee Liqueur and soda) and a Kaffir Gimlet (Kaffir Lime Vodka, muddled fresh limes with a dash of lemongrass infused simple syrup).